- First, which conditions in the VASRD affect the same body functions as the original condition?
- Second, which conditions in the VASRD have the same symptoms as the original condition?
- Third, which conditions in the VASRD are caused by the same things as the original condition?
- Finally, which conditions in the VASRD require the same treatments as the original condition?
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Code 7619: the removal of one or both ovaries is rated 100% for the first 3 months after surgery. After that period, the complete removal of both ovaries is rated 30%. A 30% rating is also given if a single service-connected ovary is removed and the other ovary has also been removed or doesn’t function at all, even if the problems with the second ovary are not related to service. Anything less than the complete removal or loss of use of both ovaries is rated 0%.
Code 7621: If any of the pelvic organs (the uterus, bladder, or rectum) are prolapsed (out of place) because of a disease, injury, or complications of pregnancy, it is rated under this code. This includes tears and bulges into the uterus or vagina, cystocele (the bladder bulges into the vagina), urethrocele (the urethra bulges into the vagina), rectocele (the rectum bulges into the vagina), enterocele (the small intestines and peritoneum bulge into the vagina), a perineal deficiency (the perineal muscles bulge into the vagina), or any combination. The ratings are based on how far the prolapsed organ protrudes into the vagina.
The severity of the prolapse is determined during examination by the Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) classification system as severe, moderate, or mild.
A 50% rating is given for a severe POP score where the prolapsed organ protrudes to within 2 cm of the vaginal opening.
A 30% rating is given for a moderate POP score where the prolapsed organ protrudes more than 1 cm past the hymen, but is more than 2 cm from the vaginal opening.
A 10% rating is given for a mild POP score where the prolapsed organ is within 1 cm below the hymen to 1 cm past the hymen.
Code 7630: Cancer of the breasts that is active is rated 100%. This 100% will continue for the first 6 months after the last treatment. The condition will then be reevaluated. If it is no longer active, then it will be rated on any lasting symptoms just like any benign condition.
Code 7631: Tumors and other injuries of the breast are rated based on any remaining symptoms or on how they affect the systems around them. This includes scars, disfigurement, muscle loss, nerve damage, and any other complications.
Code 7632: Female sexual arousal disorder (FSAD) is the inability get and stay aroused during sex. It is rated 0% unless there is physical damage to the genitals, in which case, it is rated under the codes for damaged parts. FSAD may be entitled to additional compensation under Special Monthly Compensation K.