How can you get your family doctor to fill out a disability form?
Definitely ask for a psychologist referral! You want someone on your side who can understand your issues and be willing and eager to advocate for you with the beancounters because disability can be rather hard to get some places, like just south of the border in America.Having a psychologist means you have a more qualified specialist filling out your papers (which is a positive for you and for the government), and it means you can be seeing someone who can get to know your issues in greater depth and expertise for further government and non-profit organization provided aid.If seeing a psychologist on a regular basis is still too difficult for you, start with your initial appointment and then perhaps build up a rapport with a good therapist through distanced appointments (like via telephone, if that is easier) until you can be going into a physical office. It would probably look good on the form if your psychologist can truthfully state that you are currently seeking regular treatment for your disorders because of how serious and debilitating they are.I don't know how disability in Canada works, but I have gone through the process in the US, and specifically for anxiety and depression, like you. Don't settle for a reluctant or wishywashy doctor or psychologist, especially when it comes to obtaining the resources for basic survival. I also advise doing some internet searches on how to persuasively file for disability in Canada. Be prepared to fight for your case through an appeal, if it should come to that, and understand the requirements and processes involved in applying for disability by reading government literature and reviewing success stories on discussion websites.
How do I tell my doctor to fill out my ADA mental disability documents for my job?
Schedule a consultation time with your doctor regarding the documents. Then ask if they will kindly fill them out. I hand carry any documents I need my doctor to complete with me to my appointment and they never have a problem completing them either at that time, if they are not too in-depth or will make them available for me to pick up in a day or two or mail them back to me if they require an amount of time beyond a normal appointment.
How does the Veteran’s Administration Health system handle filling a prescription from a doctor outside the VA system?
First off, the VA won’t call another pharmacy to transfer your prescription.Generally, they will require you to see a VA doctor to verify need and write a new “VA” script. It will have to be part of the “VA Formulary” or you will be given a “substitute” that the VA has deemed to be just as effective (which is highly debatable and sometimes truly inadequate.) Don’t bother with off-label uses, the VA only uses them when it saves them money.They might send you to the Emergency Room (which doubles as the VA’s Urgent Care facility) or they might have a doctor or two standing by to handle these and similar things. It depends on the VAMC you visit.Your wait will be determined by the veterans ahead of you and their medical urgency and the staffing. You could feasibly get in and out in under 30 minutes if you want the Rx mailed to you (Some scripts HAVE to be mailed.) But you should plan on at LEAST 3 hours if you just “drop-in” expecting it to be like a local pharmacy.A better option would be to schedule an appointment with a VA Primary Care for the day after your appointment with a non-VA doctor.Controlled substances are another matter. Basically anything Schedule II-IV. You would be lucky to have those in hand in less than 6 hours and I would say it is 50/50 you would get them at all the same day. So appointment & mail-order is the path I personally find preferable.An exception to (the exception of) controlled substances would be psychotropic drugs. The VAMCs I am aware of have walk-in Mental Health clinics. You still need to establish a medical history of needing the medication (subsequent visits would be easier.) So psychotropics are actually the easiest to obtain. Walk-in clinic (~an hour) then pharmacy (~an hour.)A few closing notes.Unless you are rated by the VA as 50% disabled or any VA disability rating for the condition being treated (or POW’s, Medal of Honor awardees, impoverished & a few others) you will pay a copay.If it’s your first time at the VA there is a ton of paperwork.If you get a prescription for the pharmacy they want to see your smiling face AT the pharmacy window before they will start processing your Rx. Otherwise they will try and mail it to you.It’s probably easier to go to Wal-Mart and pay the $4.00.Other veterans that have used other VAMCs might have slightly different experiences. Hell, you can’t even go from say Texas to California and get your Texas medical records to display on your new doctors computer. Despite Obama’s grandstanding about digitizing VA records. The records are truly digitized and I can print them all from online but my medical team can’t see them or collate the data. (Sorry, TMI…)
Why do ex-employers refuse to fill out the VA form 21-4192 for a vet?
VA Form 21–4192 is an application for disability benefits and like similar state benefits, it must be filled out by the veteran or by his or her qualified representative. This is a private, sensitive, legal document and every dot or dash in it can be critical, so must be accurate and verifiable.Employers have zero responsibility to fill out this form or furnish information for it, however, Social Security would have all the information required that the Department of Defense did not have. The veteran’s DD-214 is likely required, but does not furnish all the information required on the form.
How much paperwork do doctors, patients, and administrators need to fill out in countries with universal healthcare before treatment can occur?
If the treatment is simple counselling in my office, all I have to do is type my note, then I bill automatically through my electronic health record. So all codes for diagnosis and type of exam are preprogrammed into the system. Treatment has occurred. No trees were injured.If the treatment requires a prescription, then I can write the prescription in my Electronic health Record (EHR) and efax to pharmacy. Or I print it out, sign it. The patient takes it to a pharmacy where his or her insurance is checked, information is added to her computerized record and the medication is dispensed. If I made an error or pharmacist has a question, then they contact me and we fix it. Sometimes a medication is covered only under specific circumstances, so I may have to fill out an online form that gets efaxed to government requesting approval. (Examples might be a cholinesterase inhibitor for dementia, or a specific expensive treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder…). Minimal paperwork for treatment.It’s more complicated if I refer to a specialist. Depending on the specialty, there are a variety of ways to refer. Some go to a centralized booking Center, some are given to the patient who then has to call and make appointment, sometimes it goes to a team that has a specific referral form (pain clinic, head trauma….). In some cases I phone a specialist to find out how to get a patient in for rapid diagnosis in cancer care. Sometimes they’ll see the patient the next day. Only paperwork was a printed out referral with a copy of the X-ray.I have very little paperwork in general for treatment to occur (which is what you asked in your question).When I do have paperwork, it’s usually for insurance companies for short or long term disability, life insurance, workman’s compensation, road insurance for someone injured in a vehicle accident, fitness to drive forms….,The other administrative stuff I have to do involves looking up the patient results for all the tests I do. I try to minimize the testing I do, for example I do not send every cough for a chest x Ray or every case of dizziness for a brain scan. But even so, most of my patients come in with an illness that does require testing and I have to look through the results, file them or act upon them. That takes at least an hour a day.That has nothing to do with whether healthcare is privatized or universal.Hope this answered your question.
Do doctors actually read the forms that patients are required to fill out (medical history, known allergies, etc.)?
Oh, we read them. We base the start of your plan of care on them. As the nurse doing that, I go over everything. The doctor I work for uses it to be sure he covered everything. It's very common to forget something when you have the doctor in front of you. This is my profession and even I do it. We expect you to forget something.Then it gets scanned into your chart, there, forever. I refer back to those forms if, for example, your labs turn up something life threatening and I can't reach you. Who was that you listed as an emergency contact? Hope it's legible. Heck, I hope it's filled out! ( If it was entered before my time, it might not be. Now, you can't see the doctor without it filled out.)It's so important my practice asks you to re do them every year. Patients hate it, complain about it, loud! But if I had a dollar for every time I couldn't reach someone in this day and age of fluid phone numbers, why, I'd have several more dogs and we'd all be living somewhere warmer!And…oh, you have another doctor? We didn't know that. And they prescribed what? Did what tests? We don't know if you don't tell us 99.9% of the time. You would be amazed how many patients don't bother to tell their primary care physician such important things like…they went to the ER, had an MRI, see a cardiologist, and..etc and so on. We don't automatically know. We should, but that's another story.Feel that paperwork is beneath you? Are you too busy to fill it out? I see that every day too. You know what that tells us? That you don't value this very much. That you are so much more likely to be non compliant, not take meds, no show for appointments, maybe fib a little….a lot… your lifestyle choices….how, if you take your meds. I mean, come on, you can't even follow directions to fill out paperwork! How do you expect us to take you seriously, when from the very start, you don't offer us the same courtesy.If there are any doctors out there, not reading these things, shame on you. But in 30+ years, I have not seen it. As for the doctor asking you about it, well, mine works very hard to get it right. And even the most earnest patients forget something.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.