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FINAL CHANGES TO LISTINGS OF IMPAIRMENTS
- HIV Listings Revised (December 2, 2016)
SSA revised and made final the rule for evaluating HIV infection proposed in the NPRM published in February 2014. The revisions reflect program experience, advances in medical knowledge since SSA last comprehensively revised the HIV listings in 1993, adjudicative experience, recommendations from a commissioned report by the Institute of Medicine, and comments from medical experts and the public. The listings are effective as of January 17, 2017.
- Final Rules for the Evaluation of Mental Disorders (September 26, 2016)
SSA published final rules for the evaluation of mental disorders. The revisions reflect comments received from medical experts and the public in response to the ANPRM published in 2003 and the NPRM and request for comments published in 2010. The new listings take effect on January 17, 2017.
- Expiration Date of Several Listings Extended (August 3, 2016)
SSA has extended the expiration date of several listings that were due to expire.
- Final Changes Made to the Neurological Disorders Listings (July 1, 2016)
Effective September 29, 2016, the revisions reflect program experience; advances in medical knowledge, treatment, and methods of evaluating neurological disorders; comments received from medical experts and the public at an outreach policy conference; responses to the ANPRM; and public comments received in response to the NPRM. As part of the publication of this final rule, SSR 87-6 is rescinded.
- Respiratory System Listings Undergo Changes (June 9, 2016)
The revised listings, which are effective for claims filed or pending on October 7, 2016, rename the listing, reorganize and revise the introductory section, and makes changes based on program experience and advances in medical knowledge since the last comprehensive review in 1993.