Is your patient disabled due to major Joint Dysfunction?

Comprehensive Reporting for Social Security Disability Evaluation Purposes “Major joint dysfunction” is disabling under the Social Security regulations, if certain criteria are met. (20 CFR Pt. 404, Subpt. P, App. 1, 1.02) Major joint dysfunction must be characterized by gross anatomical deformity (such as subluxation, contracture, bony or fibrous ankylosis, instability, etc.) and chronic joint … Read more

Revisiting “Preexisting Conditions,” “Major Cause” And Other Terms Used In Workers’ Comp Cases

If your patient has a work-related injury or an occupational disease, it is important for you to understand the current definition of “pre-existing condition.” This requires an understanding of a number of key terms used in workers’ compensation cases. The revised definition of “pre-existing condition” became effective January 1, 2002. Even though it has been … Read more