Quiz – DMA Medical Opinions

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1. True or false? A C&P medical opinion is based on scientific certainty, so if two clinicians offer differing conclusions, the opinion is invalid.
2. Medical opinions are commonly requested to help with three of the following four determinations. Select the determination that does not apply.
3. When is a medical opinion not needed? Select the correct answer.
4. An unbiased approach is demonstrated in C&P claims in three of the following four ways. Which practice is not recommended?
5. Of the following situations, which one does not require a medical opinion?
6. True or false? An unsolicited opinion is one that has not been requested by adjudicators and is not required or prompted based on evidence of record
7. All but one of the following statements is true of remand medical opinions. Select the statement that is not true
8. True or false? The Examination Request for an 1151 claim may ask you to provide an opinion as to whether or not there was a causal relationship between injuries sustained by a Veteran and an occurrence on physical premises maintained by VA.
9. One of the following four statements is true of retrospective opinions. Select the correct answer.
10. True or false? You should not provide a medical opinion for every C&P examination you conduct for a claimant who claims a disability related to drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune if you are not part of the team designated to provide opinions related to water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
11. One of the following four statements regarding combat-related considerations is true. Select the correct statement.
12. Which of the following four statements about willful misconduct is correct? Select the correct answer
13. True or false? Service connection for disabilities associated with substance abuse may not be granted on a direct basis, but service connection may be granted on a secondary basis if the substance abuse is secondary to a service-connected condition, such as PTSD.
14. Under VA regulations, congenital and developmental defects may not be service connected, but acquired conditions superimposed upon them may be subject to service connection.
15. Which of the following types of evidence is not classified as lay evidence?
16. If you disagree with lay evidence provided by the claimant, what should you do? Select the correct answer.
17. When may an adjudicator request a medical opinion regarding direct service connection? Select the correct answer.
18. Fill in the blank: __________ is present when an NSC condition is considered to have been permanently made worse by an SC disability and not by natural progression
19. You should not resort to speculation unless... Select the correct answer.
20. Which of the following would result in an insufficient opinion?

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