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Do you routinely ask your patients if they have served in the military?

Nov 22, 2022 1:55:09 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN

Many Veterans seek and receive care outside of the Veteran's Administration system.  Military service is an important part of a patient's history.  The 'Have You Ever Served' initiative, spearheaded by Michele Obama and Jill Biden, provides general intake questions to explore a Veteran's military history, areas of concern and common military health risks, along with other resources.

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Aside from ensuring this is asked as part of intake, why is this important?

  • The PACT Act ("Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act") is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.
  • This law helps provide generations of Veterans and their survivors with the care and benefits they've earned and deserve.
  • There are many presumptive conditions based on the PACT Act that have been added, thereby expanding benefits for Gulf War era and post-9/11 Veterans.

We encourage you to learn more about presumptive medical conditions, the PACT Act and how your Veteran patients may benefit.

 

Tags: Primary Care, veterans, intake

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