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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Preparing for a Mesothelioma Consultation at VA Boston Healthcare System

• Please call Sarita Antonitis at (857) 203-6202 to initiate contact, answer any questions and to allow our VA eligibility specialists to place your medical record in the Boston VA network.

• Please send actual radiologic imaging and tests in addition to radiology reports on a CD(s) which typically can be obtained at your HOME VA Medical Records Department. Diagnostic tests that are important to your evaluation are: PET CT (Nuclear Medicine), Chest and Abdominal CT, any cardiac tests including stress test(s), ECHO, and/or heart catheterization. Also worth noting are Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) and Chest MRI if performed. These tests may or may not have been performed. We will determine if any additional tests need to be performed at the Boston VA while you are here for consultation.


• Please send pathology slides AND any final report for review

• All items (Pathology slides, reports and CDs) can be mailed via FED-EX™ to:

Sarita Antonitis
Thoracic Surgery (112)
VA Boston Healthcare System
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132

• All travel arrangements and per diem should be initiated at your HOME VA travel desk. Once here in Boston, please visit the travel desk at the Boston VA in Jamaica Plain, MA to complete the government travel account. The Jamaica Plain (JP) VA is close to the West Roxbury campus and easily accessible via a free shuttle that leaves every 30 minutes Mon-Fri (this is best done the day after you arrive). KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS. Each case is individually reviewed by the travel desks to assess the level of funds the VA will reimburse.

• Travel Claim Form: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-3542-fill.pdf


• Release of Medical Information from any VA Hospital:
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-5345-fill.pdf

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