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A combined panel from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council published a report saying Tuesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs, to revise its standards for assessing post – traumatic stress disorder must be the San Diego Union – Tribune reports (Rogers, San Diego Union-Tribune, the report found that the VA used inadequate criteria for assessing disabilities due to mental illness and is not consistent in applying standards for relapsing conditions. PTSD increased receivables from 120,265 in 1999 to 215,871 in 2004, and payments from $ 1.72 billion $ 4.28 billion bis rose in the same period, the Panel suggested that VA new standards should be developed for the assessment of PTSD on the targets set by the American Psychiatric Association.
It is not clear whether the ban is part of a revised war funding bill, the actors are in the process of hammering, as CQ Today reports. Legislation is scheduled for markup on Wednesday by the full Armed Services Committee .. Military Health Records system Pentagon and VA officials his testimony before the his testimony before the house Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and Investigations implementation of a common could be the implementation of a common electronic medical records system between agencies take years, the reports Arizona Daily Star. (more…)