4.88c Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis initially entitled after August 19, 1968.
§ 4.88c Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis initially
entitled after August 19, 1968.
For 1 year after
date of inactivity, following active tuberculosis
residuals under the specific body system or systems affected.
total rating for the 1 year period after date of inactivity, the
schedular evaluation for residuals of nonpulmonary tuberculosis,
i.e., ankylosis, surgical removal of a part, etc., will be assigned
under the appropriate diagnostic code for the residual preceded by
the diagnostic code for tuberculosis of the body part affected. For
example, tuberculosis of the hip joint with residual ankylosis
would be coded 5001-5250. Where there are existing residuals of
pulmonary and nonpulmonary conditions, the evaluations for residual
separate functional impairment may be combined.
Where there are
existing pulmonary and nonpulmonary conditions, the total rating
for the 1 year, after attainment of inactivity, may not be applied
to both conditions during the same period. However, the total
rating during the 1-year period for the pulmonary or for the
nonpulmonary condition will be utilized, combined with evaluation
for residuals of the condition not covered by the 1-year total
evaluation, so as to allow any additional benefit provided during
[34 FR 5062, Mar. 11, 1969. Redesignated at 59 FR 60902, Nov. 29,