Is Your Patient With Aching Joints Disabled Under The Social Security Listings?

This is the third in a series detailing how the Social Security “Listings” define certain types of disabling conditions. If your patient’s symptoms match or are equivalent to the criteria in the Listings, then your patient is “disabled” under Social Security law. Under the Listings for the musculoskeletal system, there are three categories of arthritic … Read more

“Voc Rehab” Under Workers’ Comp

If you’ve ever advised a patient with a permanently restricting work injury to “re-train, “you may very well have learned that this is easier said than done!   There are myriads of rules affecting the decision whether a worker is entitled to “vocational assistance” and, if so, what form this assistance will take. Rules vary … Read more