Open Government: Use of Genetic Information in Documenting and Evaluating Disability; Extension of Comment Period
On November 26, 2013, we announced in the Federal Register that we were soliciting ideas and comments about the use of genetic information in the disability determination process via an online forum. We stated that the forum would be open until December 26, 2013. We are extending that deadline until January 16, 2014.
Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Cancer (Malignant Neoplastic Diseases)
We propose to revise the criteria in parts A and B of the Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate cases involving cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases) in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act). These proposed revisions reflect our adjudicative experience, advances in medical knowledge, and recommendations from medical experts we consulted, as well as public comments we received on methods of evaluating cancer.
Extension of Expiration Date for Mental Disorders Body System Listings; Correction
In the Federal Register of December 3, 2013, we published a final rule document extending the expiration date of the Mental Disorders body system in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations. We inadvertently stated the RIN incorrectly as 0960-AH49. This document corrects the RIN to 0960-AH62.
Extension of Expiration Date for Mental Disorders Body System Listings
We are extending the expiration date of the Mental Disorders body system in the Listing of Impairments (listings) in our regulations. We are making no other revisions to this body system in this final rule. This extension will ensure that we continue to have the criteria we need to evaluate mental disorders at step three of the sequential evaluation processes for initial claims and continuing disability reviews.