Monthly Archives: March 2017


One thing that will never happen is that a Regional Office will grant a jetgun-based appeal for Hepatitis C (HCV). VA is batting .1000 on that metric. However, in regards to appeals at the BVA, a new breed of Veterans … Continue reading

Posted in BvA HCV decisions, Jetgun BvA Decisions, Jetgun Claims evidence, KP Veterans, Nexus Information, VA Medical Mysteries Explained | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

VA-issued sharps disposal container

Update:  On 11/3/16 (Link) I wrote A few weeks ago I pricked my finger on my old Marine’s used blood glucose lancet tip.  It hurt. My careless error because I didn’t buy a sharps bin when he recently started testing. … Continue reading

Posted in DM II, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, HCV Health, Uncategorized, VA Health Care | 1 Comment

Propublica’s health apps

More valuable resources from Frank– Not all docs/groups are listed in the Vital Signs search tool. At least 20 procedures are needed to be rated.  For surgeons, some may do hundreds of a repair with low complications and others perform … Continue reading

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My Kindle’s

I don’t know what is wrong with my gut but something is and I’m expecting to have a lot of bed time based on recent doctors’ comments.  So I might as well read something useful and Alex’s book makes a … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, ASKNOD BOOK, Food for thought, General Messages, Guest authors, research, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys | 8 Comments


Tattoo this number to the top of the keyboard for VA claims gratification. Just out on Ron Nesler’s VA Is Lying Facebook site, the accompanying email address is the equivalent of the ‘Call me Bob’ McDonald’s cell phone. Use it sparingly … Continue reading

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I have an unusual case of a gentleman who filed to stop a reduction in his rating. At the same time, he had a newly denied claim at the Seattle RO. The gentleman filed his NOD and the presumption of … Continue reading

Posted in CAVC Knowledge, CAVC ruling, Important CAVC/COVA Ruling, KP Veterans, Nexus Information, Remanded claims, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments


Just spotted this one. An excellent App. Will append it to the “VAROs and who’s who above in widgets. Here’s the link to the website: The downside to this is obvious. It’s a VA site and you have to … Continue reading

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