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VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Veterans Benefits Administration , IG , Congress , claims backlog , Ronald Abrams , Tom Murphy , Sondra McCauley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:32am EST

U.S. to spend $100M on PTSD, brain injury research

Officials say one in six service members and vets suffer from PTSD. The research will focus on spotting symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Veterans Affairs , PTSD ,

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:07am EDT

Navy psychiatrist to head traumatic brain injury center

The Department of Defense announced today the appointment of Navy Capt. Paul S. Hammer, as the director of the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in Arlington, Va.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , Navy , Paul Hammer

Friday - 11/19/2010, 08:40am EST

WaPo: Still much to learn about traumatic brain injuries

Learn more in today's DoD Report

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Monday - 10/04/2010, 05:42pm EDT

Military improves brain trauma treatment

Nine years of conflict have revolutionized the way the military treats people wounded in battle. That includes faster evacuations, better-executed trauma care networks, and huge advances in treating amputations and spinal-cord injuries.

Tags: DoD Report , military , Dorobek Insider , Navy , Adam Robinson , DoD

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:24pm EDT