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- Proposed Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Digestive Disorders and Skin Disorders (July 25, 2019) SSA proposes to revise the criteria in the Listing of Impairments (listings) that they use to evaluate claims involving digestive and skin disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). The proposed revisions reflect SSA’s adjudicative experience, advances in medical knowledge, and comments they’ve received from experts and the public in response to two advance notices of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Comments are due by September 23, 2019.
- Proposed Revisions to the Musculoskeletal Disorders Listings (May 7, 2018)
The proposed listings revise the criteria used by SSA adjudicators to evaluate claims involving musculoskeletal disorders in adults and children under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. These proposed revisions include multiple updates, including nomenclature changes (“Musculoskeletal System” is now “Musculoskeletal Disorders”), replacement of potentially ambiguous language with more targeted, specific descriptions, addition of definitions to clarify the meaning of words or phrases used in these listings that may differ from common usage, among other things. Comments on these proposed revisions were due by July 6, 2018.
- SSA Extends Expiration Date for Endocrine Body System Listing (May 22, 2018)
SSA extended the expiration date of the Endocrine Disorders body system listing (for both the adult and children listings) from June 8, 2018 to June 26, 2020. The only change to the listing is the expiration date. 83 Fed. Reg. 23579.
- SSA Extends Expiration Dates for Two Body System Listings (April 2, 2018)
SSA extended the expiration dates for two body systems listings (for both the adult and children listings): Special Senses and Speech (2.00 and 102.00) (from April 29, 2018 to April 24, 2020) and Congenital Disorders That Affect Multiple Body Systems (10.00 and 110.00) (from April 5, 2018 to April 3, 2020).
- Expiration Dates for Four Body Systems Listings Extended (December 15, 2017)
SSA extended the expiration dates for the following body systems listings from January 26, 2018 to January 27, 2020: Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, and Skin Disorders.
- 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. MORE INFORMATION
- 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.