Records leading to more remedials


10-Year Member
Oct 20, 2006
Commonly remedials appear in the form of requests for records. I know that when submitting records, it is best to submit everything. However, some remedials request that all records pertaining to only one particular condition be submitted. One condition may be centered around seeing one or two doctors as well as taking tests and consulting with many other doctors as well. What I am getting at is that a single condition may have a vast amount of records to it and it may cause a hold up.
If I submit records and, after reviewing the records, DoDMERB sees references to other doctors and tests, will they contact me (such as in a remedial requesting more records pertaining to the condition) or contact me only if the other doctor records and tests are not summarized by the records from the doctor that have already been submitted? Thanks.
The best thing to do is to get copies of all the medical records, from every provider that you saw. In some cases, if you were referred from a primary physician to a specialist, the specialists summary letter will be included in the primary physicians records, which should suffice for DoDMERB. It is possible, that the specialists summary is to vague, in which case DoDMERB would request the records from the specialist.

So if you can get copies from every physician, that is the best way to do it. If you can't, the summary notes should suffice, but sometimes they raise more questions.

When it comes to the medical records, the more the better from a DoDMERB standpoint.