VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disorders)

Jason Perry

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Schedule of ratings— neurological conditions and convulsive disorders
8000 Encephalitis, epidemic, chronic
Brain, new growth of:
8002 Malignant
8003 Benign, minimum
8004 Paralysis agitans
8005 Bulbar palsy
8007 Brain, vessels, embolism of
8008 Brain, vessels, thrombosis of
8009 Brain, vessels, hemorrhage from
8010 Myelitis
8011 Poliomyelitis, anterior
8012 Hematomyelia
8013 Syphilis, cerebrospinal
8014 Syphilis, meningovascular
8015 Tabes dorsalis
8017 Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
8018 Multiple sclerosis
8019 Meningitis, cerebrospinal, epidemic
8020 Brain, abscess of

Spinal cord, new growths of:
8021 Malignant
8022 Benign, minimum rating
8023 Progressive muscular atrophy
8024 Syringomyelia
8025 Myasthenia gravis
8045 Brain disease due to trauma
8046 Cerebral arteriosclerosis
8100 Migraine
8103 Tic, convulsive
8104 Paramyoclonus multiplex (convulsive state, myoclonic type)
8105 Chorea, Sydenham’s
8106 Chorea, Huntington’s
8107 Athetosis, acquired
8108 Narcolepsy

Fifth (trigeminal) cranial nerve
8205 Paralysis of
8305 Neuritis
8405 Neuralgia

Seventh (facial) cranial nerve
8207 Paralysis of
8307 Neuritis
8407 Neuralgia

Ninth (glossopharyngeal) cranial nerve
8209 Paralysis of
8309 Neuritis
8409 Neuralgia

Tenth (pneumogastric, vagus) cranial nerve
8210 Paralysis of
8310 Neuritis
8410 Neuralgia

Eleventh (spinal accessory, external branch) cranial nerve
8211 Paralysis of
8311 Neuritis
8411 Neuralgia

Twelfth (hypoglossal) cranial nerve
8212 Paralysis of
8312 Neuritis
8412 Neuralgia

Upper radicular group (fifth and sixth cervicals)
8510 Paralysis of
8610 Neuritis
8710 Neuralgia

Middle radicular group
8511 Paralysis of
8611 Neuritis
8711 Neuralgia

Lower radicular group
8512 Paralysis of
8612 Neuritis
8712 Neuralgia

All radicular groups
8513 Paralysis of
8613 Neuritis
8713 Neuralgia

The musculospiral nerve (radial nerve)
8514 Paralysis of
8614 Neuritis
8714 Neuralgia

The median nerve
8515 Paralysis of
8615 Neuritis
8715 Neuralgia

The ulnar nerve
8516 Paralysis of
8616 Neuritis
8716 Neuralgia

Musculocutaneous nerve
8517 Paralysis of
8617 Neuritis
8717 Neuralgia

Circumflex nerve
8518 Paralysis of
8618 Neuritis
8718 Neuralgia

Long thoracic nerve
8519 Paralysis of
8619 Neuritis
8719 Neuralgia

Sciatic nerve
8520 Paralysis of
8620 Neuritis
8720 Neuralgia

External popliteal nerve (common peroneal)
8521 Paralysis of
8621 Neuritis
8721 Neuralgia

Musculocutaneous nerve (superficial peroneal)
8522 Paralysis of
8622 Neuritis
8722 Neuralgia

Anterior tibial nerve (deep peroneal)
8523 Paralysis of
8623 Neuritis
8723 Neuralgia

Internal popliteal nerve (tibial)
8524 Paralysis of
8624 Neuritis
8724 Neuralgia

Posterior tibial nerve
8525 Paralysis of
8625 Neuritis
8725 Neuralgia

Anterior crural nerve (femoral)
8526 Paralysis of
8626 Neuritis
8726 Neuralgia

Internal saphenous nerve
8527 Paralysis of
8627 Neuritis
8727 Neuralgia

Obturator nerve
8528 Paralysis of
8628 Neuritis
8728 Neuralgia

External cutaneous nerve of thigh
8529 Paralysis of
8629 Neuritis
8729 Neuralgia

Ilio-inguinal nerve
8530 Paralysis of
8630 Neuritis
8730 Neuralgia

8540 Soft-tissue sarcoma (of neurogenic origin)
8910 Epilepsy, grand mal
8911 Epilepsy, petit mal
8912 Epilepsy, Jacksonian and focal motor or sensory
8913 Epilepsy, diencephalic
8914 Epilepsy, psychomotor
 

Ryan1AF

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Jason,

I recently got back my IPEB findings and they rated me with 20% for my ankle fusion under the VA code 5271. I also had an unfit condition of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). I'm not sure what the RSD should be rated under in the VSARD and it looks like the PEB didn't even rate it. Do you know what that could be rated under? Because I'm going to appeal this finding. Thanks for any information you can give.

Ryan
 

Jason Perry

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Ryan,

Under the Table of Analagous Codes, RSD is rated as follows:

"REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY 8799 87XX

Footnote 7: If less than the entire limb is affected, rate according to the most affected peripheral nerve."

The XX refers to the appropriate nerve.
 

velojen

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Jason,

Are you able to supply the actual ratings for this section: (neurologic disorders). I checked through everything I could find, and can't see the actual rating recommendations?

Tenth (pneumogastric, vagus) cranial nerve
8210 Paralysis of



Thanks!
Jen
 

jvhargitt

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

I need assistance in finding the codes for my husband's Parkinsons. His issues range from muscle rigidity, balance, fatigue to a whole list of others. They rated him at 30% and said that medication could control it. We are rebutting their findings. Thank you !!!!!
 

JJC515

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Hi!

I was recently diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Sort of like Narcolepsy without the falling asleep randomly, it means my body is constantly tired for no reason) and was informed this would initiate an MEB by my PCM. For informations sake, I was also diagnosed in the past with OCD and generalized anxiety disorder, but that really has nothing to do with the question.

Looking over this and other forums, and the AFI's, I am unable to find my condition anywhere mentioned. Has anyone else on these forums seen someone MEB'd with this condition, or maybe they themselves faced it? Just looking for more information!

Thank you for any and all help.
 

CKELL00E

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

JJC515

I hope you still visit this posting from time and again. I had a lot of trouble with sleep/patterns when I was in the army. Doctor after doctor and well your just stressed and you need to relax. Well after a few years I just stopped going to the Dr for sleep and just sucked it up. I was put out of the Army on a MEB for ankle nerve damage/reconsturction. During my military stint never did get the true diagnosis for my sleep issues. 4 years later as I am a civilian and just can't stand the sleep problems anymore I finaly got to see a civilian sleep specialist in Colorado Springs. He diagnosed me with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and I have been on Nuvigil (250mg am and 125 midafternoon). It helps but the quality of life still sucks. I am curious as to what the army rated you at? When I got out with the initial diagnosis of insomnia (sleep cycle messed up wake often) the VA rated me at 10%. Now that I know what the hell is actualy wrong I am going to apply for an increese. please let me know how your PEB went.
 

brucetheshark

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VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Hi!

I was recently diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Sort of like Narcolepsy without the falling asleep randomly, it means my body is constantly tired for no reason) and was informed this would initiate an MEB by my PCM. For informations sake, I was also diagnosed in the past with OCD and generalized anxiety disorder, but that really has nothing to do with the question.

Looking over this and other forums, and the AFI's, I am unable to find my condition anywhere mentioned. Has anyone else on these forums seen someone MEB'd with this condition, or maybe they themselves faced it? Just looking for more information!

Thank you for any and all help.
VASRD Linked Index (Schedule of ratings— neurological cond. and convulsive disord

Hi!

I was recently diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Sort of like Narcolepsy without the falling asleep randomly, it means my body is constantly tired for no reason) and was informed this would initiate an MEB by my PCM. For informations sake, I was also diagnosed in the past with OCD and generalized anxiety disorder, but that really has nothing to do with the question.

Looking over this and other forums, and the AFI's, I am unable to find my condition anywhere mentioned. Has anyone else on these forums seen someone MEB'd with this condition, or maybe they themselves faced it? Just looking for more information!

Thank you for any and all help.

Well after suffering for 18 years I am being med boarded for this. If I figure anything out I will pass it along.
 

COLTONMD

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End result; I am very familiar with; Idiopathic Hypersomnia. I went through the PEB and was rated "0" for it and they labeled it as Narcolepsy because I didn't have seizures. The end result; it is a term the medical doctor uses when they cant figure out what is really wrong with you. Indeed it is the cousin to narcolepsy because it has some symptoms similar to Narcolepsy but not all. I also believe they MUST diagnosis you with something to give you stimulants. I take (4) Addrell 20 mg a day. Also want to add I have sleep apnea central and obstructive. I had (4) sleep studies and have seen (4) specialists that confirm the same thing. Keep in mind; anyone with sleep issues usually face a secondary condition (depression). This is a proven fact based on tests conducted by medical professionals. End result; anyone lacking sleep will become depressed.

Additionally, in the end they did give me a fair rating overall for central apnea etc.
 

buckskin

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Schedule of ratings— neurological conditions and convulsive disorders
8000 Encephalitis, epidemic, chronic

Brain, new growth of:
8002 Malignant
8003 Benign, minimum
8004 Paralysis agitans

8005 Bulbar palsy
8007 Brain, vessels, embolism of
8008 Brain, vessels, thrombosis of
8009 Brain, vessels, hemorrhage from

I have been watching the PEB forum for a while. Finally, decided to drop in. I am an Army officer with 18 yrs. active that had a cerebral thrombosis in FEB 12. I am on life-long warfarin and just completed my PEB. I am waiting on the 199 right now to find out my ratings. Because the cerebral thrombosis is so rare I find it is difficult to get any read on what ratings they will offer for this or the other unfit conditions. The VASRD describes the use of residuals in dealing with the thrombosis effect. Mine are the cognitive, fatigue, and headache residuals. I have residuals that I am still dealing with because the thrombosis was thought to be a "migraine" in Germany while stationed there.
I have been found with:
#1. Cerebral venous and sinus thromboses requiring prolonged therapy with residual cognitive headaches after effects.
#2. OSA associated with polycythemia.

Does anyone have any idea what the residuals of the thrombosis or my other conditions would rate?
 

tony292

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Can anyone help me find how the VA would rate Primary Lataral Sclerosis, PLS? Is it rated analogously as ALS? Where can I find out?
 

Chuckie

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Just got my AF356 back, and it looks like the VA may have messed up one of my ratings a bit. What I have according to the C&P exams is moderate left arm radiculopathy. Of note, my left hand IS my dominant hand and that is noted in the exam.

Here's what my code is, and what it's rated at:
8611 Neuritis/Moderate, 30%

Looking at the VASRD, it lists "Major" at 40% and "Minor" at 30%. They've assigned me the "Minor" percentage. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the difference between Major and Minor which hand is more dominant? If so, my left hand is the one affected and I am left hand dominant.

Honestly, 30% is a better number than I had thought I would get, and I'm wary of contesting this because I don't want to risk losing a decent deal that's on the table right now and/or drag this out another 6-9 months. Is there a way to sign off on retirement now, and appeal this later on on both the VA and DoD side? What are the chances that this will be a simple admin fix at the VA vs them dragging me back in for another exam?
 

scoutCC

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Won't be able to do a real apeal until out. Just a varr, which is basically the admin appeal you want. Takes like 3-6 months though.

I understand major to be dominate, so should be easy.
 
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