- Final Revisions to the Musculoskeletal Disorders Listings (December 3, 2020)
SSA published final rules revising 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 revisions include multiple updates, including changes to the introductory text to clarify how to use the listing criteria and provide guidelines on the new functional criteria for evaluating impairment-related limitations, such as how SSA considers the use of an assistive device; provides guidance in section 1.00C7 and 101.00C7 explaining that when the listing criteria are linked by the word “and,” the requirements must be present within a “close proximity of time;” changes and updates the medical and functional criteria in the musculoskeletal disorder listings; renumbers and reformats the listings; removes the criteria for spinal arachnoiditis; adds a child listing for evaluating musculoskeletal disorders of infants and toddlers, from birth to attainment of age 3, with developmental motor delay (listing 101.24); among other things. These listings take effect on April 2, 2021, and will be applied to new applications filed on or after the effective date and to claims that are pending on or after the effective date.
SSA has extended the expiration dates of the three following body systems listings (for both the adult and child listings) to August 12, 2022: Low Birth Weight and Failure to Thrive (100.00); Endocrine Disorders (9.00 and 109.00); and Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases) (13.00 and 113.00). The only change to these listings is the expiration date. 85 Fed. Reg. 30842.
SSA extended the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) for both adults and children to June 3, 2022: Special Senses and Speech, Hematological Disorders, and Congenital Disorders That Affect Multiple Body Systems. The only change to the listing is the expiration date. 85 Fed. Reg. 10278.
SSA extended the expiration dates of the following body systems in the Listing of Impairments (listings) for both adults and children to February 4, 2022: Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular System, Digestive System, Skin Disorders, and Immune System Disorders. The only change to the listing is the expiration date. 84 Fed. Reg. 64993.
SSA extended the expiration date of the Respiratory Disorders and Genitourinary Disorders listings (for both the adult and children listings) from October 7, 2019 to December 10, 2021 and December 9, 2019 December 10, 2021, respectively. The only change to the listing is the expiration date. 84 Fed. Reg. 49950.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.