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What is MOPP?

MOPP is a tool used by Medical Professionals to assist the Medical Professional with writing a VA medical opinion for a veteran’s disability claim. 

MOPP outlines VA law as the Medical Professional writes their medical opinion. The tool provides guidance along the way so that the Medical Professional does not feel lost or confused.

Why Should I Use MOPP?

As a Medical Professional, the VA prefers that the veteran’s personal provider writes an opinion for the veteran’s disability claim. However, there has always been a lack of understanding in VA law for a Medical Professional to support their veteran, until now. 

MOPP “holds your hand” through the writing process. References are made to specific VA law so that the Medical Professional can lean on understanding of the law as they write. 

Why Was MOPP Created?

There has often been a disconnect between VA law and medical professionals on the outside of the VA world. Often, Medical Professionals would write to a “reasonable degree of medical probability” or similar language when it doesn’t apply to VA law. 

Now, with MOPP, a Medical Professional can write a medical opinion with confidence for their veteran patient that meets the VA rerquirements, giving the Medical Professional’s opinion probative value. 

What Medical Professionals can Use MOPP?

Medical doctors (MD), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DO), physician assistants (PA), or nurse practitioners (NP) may use MOPP. 

This follows VA regulations. 

Is MOPP HIPAA Compliant?

Yes! When you use MOPP you can rest assure that the data collected is protected by HIPAA requirements.

What Information Do I Need to Complete MOPP?

Depending on what medical condition the veteran wants a medical opinion for, you may need the following information regarding the veteran’s condition:

      • Be able to confirm a current diagnosis of the medical condition
      • Length of time you have been treating the veteran
      • Medical history including work up for the condition and surgeries
      • Current medications
      • Current VA service connections
      • Veteran testimony regarding occupational limitations and interference with activities of daily living**
      • Medical literature to support your opinion (recommended)

**Information from the veteran will be obtained during veteran’s purchase of MOPP Access Code.

How Long Does MOPP Take to Complete an Opinion?

If the Medical Professional has never used MOPP, allot for 30-45 minutes to complete. 

If the Medical Professional has used MOPP before, it is estimated to take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Is MOPP a Part of the VA?

No. MOPP is a tool that was developed by a private company in order to meet the needs of the veteran community. 

Does MOPP Cover All Claims Where a Medical Opinion is Needed?

Almost! 

MOPP, at this time, does not cover cause of death claims. 

MOPP does not cover statements regarding permanent and total disability, statements regarding aid and attendance, or statements regarding unemployability. 

How Much Does MOPP Cost?

A single use access code is purchased by the veteran for their personal provider to use. 

There is no cost for the Medical Professional to use MOPP with an access code purchased by the veteran. 

A Medical Professional also has the option to purchase a subscription to MOPP for multiple veteran patients. Medical Professionals may opt to include this as a revenue stream for their practice.  

Can I Bill for MOPP?

Depending on how the form is completed, a Medical Professional may bill for this service. Please refer the Medical Professional to their medical billing specialist.

Some practices elect not to bill insurance directly and will charge a flat fee to the veteran patient for completion of MOPP. 

Are There Risks to Writing a Medical Opinion for a VA Disability Claim?

Assuming that the Medical Professional is not setting out to defraud the government, there is no risk. 

The structure inside MOPP is designed to assist the Medical Professional in writing their opinion to VA Standards. 

A Medical Professional will not be asked to provide further testimony in a VA court regarding their medical opinion written for their veteran patient.

As mentioned previously, VA law is different than social security, medical malpractice, and workers compensation law. VA law is an administrative process. 

Will I Have to Appear in Court?

A Medical Professional is not asked to appear in VA court for a medical opinion written for their veteran patient.

What If the Veteran’s Case Seems Complex?

Often, a veteran’s legal case may seem complex. However, we recommend the Medical Professional stay focused on the medical facts. Do not get caught up in the legal regulations.

The veteran has multiple legal resources if they need legal help. They can find an accredited representative, veteran service officer, or an attorney here.

What If I Say ‘No’ To Writing an Opinion?

That’s the Medical Professional’s prerogative. We want the Medical Professional to feel confident in their decision to write a medical opinion for their veteran patient. 

Additionally, saying ‘No’ to writing a medical opinion does not mean a veteran will lose their disability claim. Ultimately, the VA has to determine the veteran’s eligibility for a disability claim. 

What Does the MOPP Tool Look Like?

Check out a demo here.

How Do I Purchase a MOPP Access Code?

MOPP Access Codes are purchased through the Valor 4 Vet Portal. 

Click Here to register for the Portal.

If you have already registered for the Portal, Click Here to login.  

Where Do I Enter the MOPP Access Code?

MOPP Access Codes can be entered after clicking on the gray bar at the top of this page. 

What If I Have More Questions?

Valor 4 Vet does not represent veterans for legal claims, does not provide legal advice, and does not provide medical advice.

If you have difficulties navigating the website please call the office at 888-448-1011.