Monthly Archives: September 2019

OVERHEARD AT THE UN ONE DAY

The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby of the convention center’s grand foyer where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General. As they talked, the Iranian … Continue reading

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VARO–TDIU WITH A SIDE OF CUE

Sometimes when you review a 60-s-70’s-vintage claims file, you run in to all manner of errors immortalized now in VBMS. Not only that, they are in living color. That old C&P exam on the vintage VA Form 10-2545 is still … Continue reading

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Before and After: Hepatitis C screening

My, my, my–what a difference a few years and the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) make in influencing public health policy.  In 2013, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) HCV  recommended one-free screening for Woodstock-loving Baby Boomers born between … Continue reading

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FALL NOVA–POST GAME WRAP

Fall NOVA (National Organization of Veterans Advocates) conferences were fairly interesting and also slightly disconcerting. It is well known that VA is a lying, deceiving, anti-Veteran agency of the government. If you know that going in to this business, you … Continue reading

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HI-HO,HI-HO-TO NOVA WE SHALL GO

Greetings fellow gladiators. While I almost never go to two NOVAs a year, how could I resist? Portland is just a 2 ½-hour jaunt down I-5. With Cupcake, we can leave the inflatable doll home and still drive in the … Continue reading

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VBA PORTLAND–ED THE LRRP

Wowser, I thought I had a good week with three wins but now I find it was four. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to announce my squid/grunt/doorgunners’ success over the Eeeevil Goliath VA. You Veteran clients don’t realize it … Continue reading

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