Update – 10 Sep 2020

Update – 10 Sep 2020

Today we met a young female ADF veteran, recently discharged. We completed her Veterans Health Check, did her GP Management Plan, her Team Care Arrangement (useful Medicare tools to organise healthcare), did her referrals and added two extra DVA claims in on her DVA diagnosis forms, in addition to the few she had already had claimed while she was in Defence.

As is becoming fairly usual, her discharge was somewhat acrimonious, with asymmetrical workplace conflict between the Member and the Australian Defence Force. We talked about the normalisation of workplace industrial relations, the stigma that can often be felt when leaving a very secular and insular organisation, and strategies to process the events that occurred and differentiate the actions of the workplace and her (frankly reasonable) responses to that.

9 Sep 2020 Update – DVA Diagnoses done!

9 Sep 2020 Update – DVA Diagnoses done!

Today we helped a currently serving ADF Member who is is the process of discharging from the ADF.

Over the course of an hour, we worked through a lengthy history, completed 9 DVA Diagnosis forms to assist with his DVA claims, worked through some possible claims that may have been missing based on his history.

We also added in some additional claims that were a consequence of claimed incidents.

DVA claims were done to the level of having the DVA SOP and WHO ICD-10 code included in the diagnosis. It was a bit tricky as some of teh cliams literally didnt have a code on either structure, so we approximated the code as well as described the nature of the incident, though it spossible that this claim may prove difficult just in terms of finding a diagnosis that goes with that. 

 

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