Have Disability Determination Services contact the claimant to verify medical records from all sources have been collected BEFORE the claim is sent to the medical pool to be reviewed! How many denials have there been because the DDS worker did not get records and gave up looking/waiting for them? I swear to god I have talked to so many clients who had no idea what records had been collected and who received a denial... more »
The idea I am submitting is not original. This idea and suggestion is one that has been voiced by plenty of others through the years. It is regarding claimant forms/questionnaires that we at DDS send on the majority of initial adult claims. ADLs and work history primarily. These required forms are a great source of delay and cause much additional work than should be done to accomplish this task. The FTC/FTR process... more »
Social Security has updated an existing data set:
• “Data on Disability Determination Services Accuracy” has been updated to include data from FY 2015 (https://ssa.gov/open/data/disability-determination-services-accuracy.html)
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