What does this update mean?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by Mateob, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Mateob

    Mateob Member

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    As of yesterday, my DoDMERB account had this update on it.


    Agency:
    US Air Force ROTC
    Cycle Year:2014
    Current Medical Status: Pending Waiver Submission/Review
    Code Description
    R251.22 Please Accomplish a Rheumatoid factor titer, Anti-nuclear antibody titer. Please been seen by provider to provide history of uveitis (if applicable).
    R250.70 Pending waiver review by AFROTC
    D283.00 Miscellaneous disqualification of rheumatologic diseases

    The top code (R251.22) was added yesterday after no change in my portal since early February. I'm kind of confused, though. I do not have a code on there that states the waiver authority is requesting additional information. Does that mean this new remedial code is coming from dodmerb and not the Air Force? Also, if I send in a rheumatoid factor test and it's negative, does that mean I'll be cleared?

    Thank you!
     
  2. SDMom2019

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    I'm just a mom giving an answer based on our experience with the process. Someone else can chime in if I'm incorrect.

    The AFROTC Waiver Board is requesting more information to consider in the waiver review. You will be getting a letter with more details in snail mail. It sounds like you will have to make an appointment to get some tests done. Some requests are just "Administrative" and don't require a doctor visit -- such as a not from a primary doctor discussing the history and prognosis for a particular condition. This one sounds like you will need to visit a doctor. The requested information will be sent to DoDMERB who will share it with the waiver board.

    The waiver board's decision will be based on the results of the tests as well as the doctor's discussion of the history of the condition. If the information satisfies their concerns with your health, you should receive a waiver.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Mateob

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    Thank you for your reply. I assumed it was the Air Force requesting more information, however the thing that confused me was that it didn't have the remedial code "Waiver authority requests more info." Which made me think it was DoDMERB, not AFROTC. I guess not everyone gets that code.

    Thank you!
     

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