What helps when providing a diagnosis or opinion, private or VA…
Many topics on VBN ask about what should be in a medical opinion. Well, I have found this, that and the other --- hither, thither and yon and decided to put it into a topic.
This is just a guide, not an etched-in stone opinion by anyone. (well, except for the legal opinions—duh)
I have kept all context BUT have changed formatting to make it very easy to read for this topic….even the legal stuff.
If anyone has additional information, PLEASE join in. Thx.
Reply #1 – VA Codes
Reply #2 – Legal opinion, NIEVES-RODRIGUEZ v. JAMES B. PEAKE, M.D., SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Reply #3 – Other informative explanation
Reply #4 – VBN member comments