remedial / waiver / dq

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  1. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Hi - I guess I have a question or two. DS completed his DoDMERB. His status updated today to say Remedial Requested. There is no code listed yet.

    I think I understand DQ, and am happy it didn't say that at this time.
    What happens next? Because it says remedial does that mean he will need a waiver or is a waiver only to reverse a DQ? Are there different types of remedials? Just more information vs another Dr appt or will it require doctor visits? If he does need to see a doctor does he see a DoDMERB doctor again or will we possibly be able to use his PCP or other practitioner as needed?

    TIA
     
  2. QA1517

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    My DS did his DoDMERB exam and had a remedial for...wait for it....wax build up in one ear. We had to make an appointment with our nurse practitioner, have her clean his ear and then fill out their form saying his ear was fine. Then send that paper work back in.

    More than likely you will see your own doctor and/or just send in additional information on something. You will not see the DoDMERB doctor again.
     
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  3. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

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    Went through this with my DS as well. The Remedial Code should show up on the DODMERB portal in a day or two saying what the condition(s) is/are that they are concerned about. You should also be getting a letter in the mail from DoDMERB with instructions on what you need to do. It may be that they need you send copies of existing medical records, and/or you may have to go for a medical appointment. We had to first submit medical records, and then we had to go in for a blood test and have those results sent to DoDMERB. The requested medical appt remedials are typically set up by DODMERB through DoDMETS. From the review of the remedial material DoDMERB will decide whether "Qualified" or DQ. If DQ, then it will be up to the commissioning source (i.e. USMA, AROTC, etc.) whether to seek a medical waiver. (BTW -- if awarded an ROTC scholarship, the ROTC program will automatically begin the medical waiver review process. The Service Academies first make a determination of your file's "competitiveness" before deciding to pursue a waiver.) The commissioning source medical waiver authority (i.e. USMA Superintendent, Commander Army Cadet Command, etc.) then determines whether to grant the medical waiver. USMA might, AROTC might not, and vice versa. Feel free to send me a PM.
     
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  4. turtlerunnernc

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    He needs to fill out an insomnia questionaire and he needs an xray with board certified radiologist report for scoliosis and report physical activity and sports over last year and if he needed restrictions.

    His curve is upper back and was 17% in records we have. Any thoughts? Oh, no restrictions, no pain. Has done all PT w/o issue also did JCLC through JROTC with no issues.
     
  5. LawyerLynn

    LawyerLynn Just a dad

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    Remedial does not necessarily mean a DQ or need for a waiver, it is an indication there is a condition they have some concern over and they want more info. about it to decide if it should be a DQ. Wait till it shows exactly what the problem is and what exact remedial they want and get it done ASAP and to them and then wait for their eval. My son had a DQ for asthma with a request for a remedial, he had a spirometry and after review the DQ for asthma was removed.
     
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