Veteran Health Records Now Available without Delay for Social Security Benefits

Our Mission: Deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of Veterans.

 

The Social Security Administration is always finding new ways to provide world-class service to veteransSocial Security Administration now can receive Veterans and eligible family member’s medical records electronically from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by using a Health Information Technology (Health IT) for their Social Security Disability Benefits.

However, SSA receives request close to 15 million medical records from healthcare organizations to make a decision on about three million Social Security disability benefits claims annually.  Which brings Health IT up to speed and power of electronic medical records to the Social Security Disability Benefits determination process.  By obtaining medical records through Health IT SSA can receive medical records in minutes.

The Social Security Administration have added the Veteran Administration to the Department of Defense to more than 50 other Health IT partners, which makes about 7,000 facilities across the United States that provide the SSA with electronic health records.  After the Social Security Administration received medical records electronically, then they speed up claims processing time and reducing manual efforts.  However, Health IT has obtained records for hundreds of thousands of disability claims.

The Social Security Administration goal is to continuously expand the number of healthcare organization and federal agencies to provide electronic health records to the SSA within a safe and secure environment in order to meet the needs to their customers.

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