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A 21st century system for evaluating veterans for disability benefits

Author: Michael G H McGeary; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2007.
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21st century system for evaluating veterans for disability benefits.
Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007027713
(OCoLC)152795921
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G H McGeary; Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation.
ISBN: 9780309106320 030910632X 1280969024 9781280969027
OCLC Number: 170926195
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Reviewers --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Tables44; Figures44; and Boxes --
Abbreviations and Acronyms --
SUMMARY --
1 INTRODUCTION --
Project Background --
Brief Overview of the Veterans Disability Compensation Program --
References --
2 VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE 21st CENTURY --
The Veteran Population --
The Population of Veterans with Disabilities --
Recent Trends --
Veterans of the Wars in and Around Afghanistan and Iraq --
Conclusion --
References --
Chapter 2 Appendix Tables --
3 IMPAIRMENT44; DISABILITY44; AND QUALITY OF LIFE --
A Model of Disability and Definitions --
The Relationships Among the Concepts in the Disability Model --
Purpose of Service45;Connected Disability Compensation --
Findings and Recommendations --
References --
4 THE RATING SCHEDULE --
History --
The Current Rating Schedule --
Findings and Recommendations --
Implementation and Cost Issues --
References --
Chapter 4 Appendix Table --
5 THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND DISABILITY RATING PROCESS --
Organization of the Veterans Benefits Administration --
Medical Evaluation Process --
The Disability Rating Process --
Appeal Process --
Disability Claims Process Issues58; Timeliness44; Accuracy44; and Consistency --
Findings and Recommendations --
References --
6 MEDICAL CRITERIA FOR ANCILLARY BENEFITS --
Introduction --
Ancillary Benefits --
Task Force on Returning Global War on Terror Heroes --
Issues --
Findings and Recommendations --
References --
7 INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY --
Background --
Definition of Individual Unemployability --
Origin and History of Individual Unemployability --
Procedures for Determining Individual Unemployability --
VAs Proposal to Revise and Codify the Individual Unemployability Regulations --
Current Status of Individual Unemployability58; Growth and Controversy --
Consistency in Individual Unemployability Decision Making --
VA Responses --
Findings and Recommendations --
References --
8 OTHER DIAGNOSTIC CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND RATING SCHEDULES --
Alternative Diagnostic Classification Codes --
The AMA Guides58; An Alternative Rating Schedule63; --
Findings and Conclusions --
References --
9 SERVICE CONNECTION ON AGGRAVATION AND SECONDARY BASES --
Compensation for Aggravation of Preservice Disability Claims --
Compensation for Secondary Service Connection and for Secondary Service Connection by Aggravation --
Findings and Recommendations --
References --
10 CONCLUSION58; INTO THE 21st CENTURY --
Need for Analysis and Planning --
Program45;Oriented Research --
Veteran45;Centered Services --
APPENDIXES --
A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS44;CONSULTANTS44; AND STAFF --
B COMMITTEE CHARGE --
C THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IMPAIRMENTS AND EARNINGS LOSSES IN MULTICONDITIONAL STUDIES --
Conceptual Framework --
The 1987 Study of the Wisconsin Workers Compensation Program --
A Current Study of the California Workers Compensation Program --
The 1971 Report on the Economic Validation of the [VA] Rating Schedule Study --
Conclusions --
References --
D THE ROLE OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN SELECTED DISABILITY BENEFIT PROGRAMS --
Veterans Disability Compensation --
SSDI and SSI Disability --
Disability Retirement from the U46;S46; Military --
Federal Civilian Disability Retirement Under CSRS or FERS --
Benefits Under FECA --
E DI.
Other Titles: Twenty-first century system for evaluating veterans for disability benefits
Evaluating veterans for disability benefits
Responsibility: Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation, Board on Military and Veterans Health ; Michael McGeary [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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