Veterans benefits for Gerd and VA claims for acid reflux both fall under diagnostic code 7346 and VA ratings for Gerd range from 10 to 60% disabling, and depend on the presence and severity of a variety of symptoms. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition in which gastric acid and partially digested food flow up from the stomach into the esophagus. Today we have a medical doctor with us to explain veterans benefits for GERD, some of the common symptoms that Veterans experience and then we go over the Disability Benefits Questionnaire for Gerd in detail so you know what you will need to be filled out for your GERD DBQ so you can maximize your veterans benefits.
1:00 What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
4:20 Why is GERD is rated analogous to a hiatal hernia under 38 C.F.R. 4.114 diagnostic code 7346?
8:00 Hiatal Hernia as a cause of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
14:10 How The VA Assigns Disability Ratings for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
20:00 Jones vs Shinseki – VA Rating Schedule and side effects of medication
23:51 Disability Benefits Questionnaire for ESOPHAGEAL CONDITIONS (Including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
28:30 Diagnosis and Diagnostic Codes for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
32:13 Signs and Symptoms on the DBQ for GERD
41:54 Diagnostic Testing for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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