Waiver Process and Medical Records

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  1. lodgem

    lodgem New Member

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    My son has received a LOA from USMA and a separate letter stating that they are going to be seeking a waiver for him. My question is when DodMERB wants medical records do these requests come to us or do they go directly to the doctor?
     
  2. Pima

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    They will snail mail you the information with directions of how to do this process.
     
  3. lodgem

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    Pima, Thanks for the quick response! I figured we would get a letter in the mail, I am still curious about how they get the records they want and if I should start requesting records on my own in advance of getting a letter in the mail.
     
  4. debcst

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    We have gone through this recently.

    Yes, you if you know what the issue in question is, by all means start requesting records as it can take several weeks to receive them.

    The process is that you submit the records in question by mailing them to the DoDMERB office in Colorado Springs.

    This FAQ may be helpful:

    https://dodmerb.tricare.osd.mil/FAQs.aspx

    Hope that helps!
     
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  5. Blackbird

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    I agree with Debcst,

    Immediately begin the process of collecting all the medical records associated with the issue so that you can respond as quickly as possible once you receive the actual instructions from DoDMERB. We did not have to go through the waiver process, but I would make the assumption that it is your responsibility to gather and then submit the medical records. I have heard that the waiver process can be rather lengthy. So try to respond to everything as quickly as possible. In anticipation of some potential problem my DW collected all of the medical records for DS. We never needed to submit anything but we now have a nice file. She actually took a day and went in to the different physician offices to hand pick up the records which by law must be supplied if requested by the patient.
     
  6. lodgem

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    debcst & Blackbird, Thanks for the info., will start collecting right away!

    debcst, You mentioned you went through this recently. If you don't mind sharing, how long did it take?
     
  7. debcst

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    Still in process! We learned of the DQ in early August and the waiver request a couple of weeks later. Submitted all of the records 5 weeks ago; waiting in suspense! We were told to expect it to take up to 3 months so I am not holding my breath.
     
  8. daw

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    My DS learned of his DQ the end of August. He is applying to two SA's...he got a waiver from one in two weeks, still waiting on the other. So as far as how long it takes, unfortunately there is no one specific answer! :/
     

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