Jul 30, 2012

What Is A Somatic Contractor?

     Can anyone explain this contracting notice posted by Social Security?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is seeking to award three somatic RMC contractors to establish Regional Medical Contractors (RMC) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). Under a BPA, the contractor will assess and document impairment severity in SSA disability claims based on the listing of impairments in SSA'S Program Operations Manual System (POMS) Section DI 34000.000. Contractors may also be asked to provide additional services that are related to their area of specialization but not directly related to any particular disability claim.


Anonymous said...

Somatic = Physical

Anonymous said...

Some employees - especially in the Boston Region - use "somatic" to refer to evaluation of the physical body systems. So, they are looking for physicians (as opposed to psychologists or psychiatrists to evaluate mental impairments.)