Nov 9, 2018

Proposed Regulations On Consideration Of Pain

     The Social Security Administration has asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is part of the White House, to approve publication of proposed an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) on Consideration of Pain in the Adult Disability Determination Process. Here's the only explanation available of the proposal:
Our regulations set a two-step process for evaluating pain in disability claims, at which we identify the existence of medical evidence supporting pain and evaluate the intensity of the alleged pain respectively. With this ANPRM we seek to solicit public comment on these existing rules to determine whether they align with current medicine and health care research.
     This isn't even a proposal at this point. They'll only be seeking comments on what a proposal should be.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sheesh. They can't do anything right in your eyes, can they? Would you rather they start throwing together new rules without soliciting public input?

Anonymous said...

A claimant's pain testimony is presumptively valid absent citation of specific evidence to the contrary. That is already the legal standard in many circuits. It is a valid standard, and should be applied at the administrative level.

Anonymous said...

Where is the criticism above?

Anonymous said...

I feel my own pain
Do you think you can
See in my brain?
No? Then what’s the plan?

A disc on a nerve
A spur on a heel
What evidence will serve
To prove it’s real

For about an hour
You’ll take glances
Some records, you’ll scour,
Then calculate chances

But you won’t really know
After all, how could you
But on with the show
There’s a job to do

But loss or gain
Whatever you choose
I’ll feel my own pain
I’ll sing my own blues

I’ll stumble in these shoes and pray
Until my road runs out
Dodging pot holes in the way
To reach that roundabout

Where I have to shout
As I’m falling down
And ask the benefit of a doubt
Beneath your doubting frown

But loss or gain
Whatever you choose
I’ll feel my own pain
I’ll sing my own blues

Anonymous said...

The experience of pain is pretty ubiquitous. Since everyone experiences pain except for some with severe neurological disorders, it is difficult to evaluate in persons with little or no objective cause for it. Most people have at least some osteoarthritic changes as well once they reach their 40s

Margaret Kibbee said...

Thanks @5:25.