March 20, 2017
Acceptable Medical Sources
The Social Security Disability new rules of acceptable medical evidence list. The list of acceptable medical sources has expanded. To include a licensed optometrist, physician assistants (PAs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and licensed audiologists. Although this change is welcomed by many representatives. Yet others may argue that a licensed clinic social workers added to the list of accepted medical sources. For the reason of many clients rely on social workers to provide mental health treatment.
No Treating Physician Rule
Another troubling development that claimants’ representative’s experienced. Is the public comment period is to eliminate the treating physician rule? As mentioned before, opinions of a claimant’s treating physicians give medical evidence. However, is controlled and compare to non-treating medical sources.
Social Security Disability New Rules of Acceptable Medical Evidence
The new rule allows Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) more compliance to weigh in on the evidence as see fit. However, starting with claims filed on or after March 27, 2017. Will not have to be controlled assessment to any one class providers. But, ALJ’s are to review medical evidence based on “influence” and “reliable.” With more medical evidence of record.
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