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12A. HAVE IMAGING STUDIES OF THE HANDS BEEN PERFORMED AND ARE THE RESULTS AVAILABLE?
12B. ARE THERE ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT DIAGNOSTIC TEST FINDINGS OR RESULTS?
12C. IF ANY TEST RESULTS ARE OTHER THAN NORMAL, INDICATE RELATIONSHIP OF ABNORMAL FINDINGS TO DIAGNOSED CONDITIONS:
14. REMARKS, IF ANY:
13. REGARDLESS OF THE VETERAN'S CURRENT EMPLOYMENT STATUS, DO THE CONDITION(S) LISTED IN THE DIAGNOSIS SECTION IMPACT HIS OR HER
ABILITY TO PERFORM ANY TYPE OF OCCUPATIONAL TASK
(such as standing, walking, lifting, sitting, etc.)?
IF YES, PROVIDE TYPE OF TEST OR PROCEDURE, DATE AND RESULTS
NOTE: Testing listed below is not indicated for every condition. The diagnosis of degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) or traumatic arthritis must be confirmed by
imaging studies. Once such arthritis has been documented, even if in the past, no further imaging studies are required by VA, even if arthritis has worsened.
SECTION XII - DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
IF YES, ARE THERE ABNORMAL FINDINGS?
IF YES, INDICATE FINDINGS:
DEGENERATIVE OR TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS
IF YES, INDICATE HAND:
IS DEGENERATIVE OR TRAUMATIC ARTHRITIS DOCUMENTED IN MULTIPLE JOINTS OF THE SAME HAND, INCLUDING THUMB AND FINGERS?
SECTION XIV - REMARKS
SECTION XIII - FUNCTIONAL IMPACT
NO IF YES, DESCRIBE THE FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF EACH CONDITION, PROVIDING ONE OR MORE EXAMPLES:YES
NOTE: Provide the impact of only the diagnosed condition(s), without consideration of the impact of other medical conditions or factors, such as age.
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15C. DATE SIGNED
15E. NATIONAL PROVIDER IDENTIFIER (NPI) NUMBER 15F. PHYSICIAN'S ADDRESS
15B. PHYSICIAN'S PRINTED NAME
(VA Regional Office FAX No.)
15A. PHYSICIAN'S SIGNATURE
CERTIFICATION - To the best of my knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate, complete and current.
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SECTION XV - PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE
IMPORTANT - Physician please fax the completed form to
15D. PHYSICIAN'S PHONE AND FAX NUMBER
NOTE: VA may request additional medical information, including additional examinations, if necessary to complete VA's review of the veteran's application.
PATIENT/VETERAN'S SOCIAL SECURITY NO.