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VA RIN: 2900-AP88 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Musculoskeletal System and Muscle Injuries  

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends the regulations that involve the Musculoskeletal System within the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule). VA will rename certain diagnostic codes, revise rating criteria, give new rating guidance, add new codes, and remove obsolete codes. These revisions will incorporate medical terminology more recent than the last comprehensive review, as well as simplify the rating process.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 4.71a    38 CFR 4.73   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/01/2017  82 FR 35719   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/02/2017 
Final Action  01/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Gary Reynolds
Medical Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9700