Get Specific Practical Guidance for Tackling SSDI Claims
Musculoskeletal pain is the chief complaint in more than one third of all SSDI claims. SSA has recently issued proposed rules for evaluating musculoskeletal disorders. With the changing rules likely to affect most of your claims, you cannot afford to skip this important legal guide. Explore the functional limitations and vocational implications of musculoskeletal disorders, and give every claim you handle the best chance of success. Order today!
- Get reliable updates on the proposed revisions to musculoskeletal listings.
- Address the effect of ortho treatment, surgeries and assistive devices.
- Clearly demonstrate real-life impact of the joint and muscle impairments in RFC forms.
- Learn what really works when establishing the severity of the impairment.
- Adopt effective claim tactics for hand injuries and degenerative damage.
- Learn how to tackle spinal impairments and support the pain part of the claim.
- Effectively demonstrate loss of function and address its vocational implications.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Ashley D. Marks
- Impairment Listings Update (Including Proposed Revisions to Musculoskeletal Listings)
- Evidentiary Requirements in Orthopedic Claims and Medical Diagnostic References That Inform the Rules
- Practical Tips for RFC Assessment Forms
- Establishing Severity and Duration of the Impairment
- Demonstrating Loss of Mobility and Function
- Joint Replacement and Effects of Treatment and Orthotic, Prosthetic and Assistive Devices
- Spinal Impairments: Unique Considerations
- Hand Injuries and Impairments
- Soft Tissue Injury/Abnormality Issues
- Proving Pain
- Building Medical Record and/or Requesting Consultative Exams
- Vocational Expert Findings in Ortho Cases: Common Problem Areas Addressed
- Hearing Brief Drafting Tips
- Hearing Tips: Emphasizing the Most Effective Evidence
This SSDI course is designed for attorneys. Social Security Disability case representatives, nursing home administrators, life care planners, social workers, and paralegals will also benefit.