SSA Medical Evaluation

Talking Points for Treating Physician Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

November 7, 2016

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Talking Points for Treating Physician Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


The proposed rules will not increase accuracy or timeliness of decisions: These rules will not lead to more accurate decisions. They will not decrease processing time, either. If anything, they will lead to more appeals, more remands, and more delays. The process of training adjudicators on this complex new regulation and adapting SSA systems to comply with it will be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive.