The Resource Social security disability : collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices

Social security disability : collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices

Label
Social security disability : collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices
Title
Social security disability
Title remainder
collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices
Title variation
Collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The timely collection of relevant medical evidence from providers, such as physicians and psychologists, is key to the Social Security Administration (SSA) process for deciding whether an estimated 2.5 million new claimants each year have impairments that qualify them to receive disability benefits. The initial determinations are generally made by state agencies called Disability Determination Services (DDSs). We evaluated: (1) the challenges, if any, in collecting medical records from the claimants' own providers and ways SSA and the DDSs are responding to these challenges; (2) the challenges, if any, in obtaining high-quality consultative exams and ways SSA and the DDSs are responding to these challenges; and (3) the progress SSA has made in moving from paper to electronic collection of medical evidence. We surveyed 51 DDS directors, visited 5 state DDSs, reviewed sample case files, and interviewed officials with SSA, DDSs, and associations for claimants and providers. GAO recommends SSA identify DDS evidence collection practices that may be promising, evaluate their effectiveness, and encourage implementation of successful practices in other states, as applicable. To do so, SSA should cost-effectively compile and assess additional data on the collection process. SSA should also work to identify and address barriers to expanded use of its online medical evidence submission options
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Social security
  • Disability insurance
  • Disability evaluation
Label
Social security disability : collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS112389
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover screen (viewed on Dec. 21, 2008)
  • At head of title: Report to the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives
  • "December 17, 2008"--P.1
  • "GAO-09-149."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17609328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 12/21/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09149.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Social security disability : collection of medical evidence could be improved with evaluations to identify promising collection practices
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS112389
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF cover screen (viewed on Dec. 21, 2008)
  • At head of title: Report to the Subcommittee on Social Security, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives
  • "December 17, 2008"--P.1
  • "GAO-09-149."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17609328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 12/21/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09149.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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