One diagnostic code was removed, nine were added, and several were restructured. The complete list of updates is now available online. Claims pending prior to December 9, 2018, will be considered under both the old and new rating criteria, and whichever criteria is more favorable to a Veteran will be applied. Claims filed on or after December 9 will be rated under the new rating schedule.
VA is in the process of completely updating the VASRD for the first time since 1945 and is committed to staying at the forefront of modern medicine.