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SSA RIN: 0960-AG65 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Digestive Disorders (3441P) 
Abstract:

Sections 5.00 and 105.00, Digestive Systems, of appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of our regulations describe those digestive disorders that we consider severe enough to prevent a person from doing any gainful activity, or that cause marked and severe functional limitations for a child claiming Supplemental Security Income payments under title XVI. We are proposing to revise the criteria in these sections to ensure that the medical evaluation criteria are up-to-date and consistent with the latest advances in medical knowledge and treatment.

 
Agency: Social Security Administration(SSA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 20 CFR 404.1500, app 1   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 402    42 U.S.C. 405(a)    42 U.S.C. 405(b)    42 U.S.C. 405(d) to 405(h)    42 U.S.C. 416(i)    42 U.S.C. 421(a)    42 U.S.C. 421(i)    42 U.S.C. 423    42 U.S.C. 902(a)(5)    42 U.S.C. 1381a    42 U.S.C. 1382c    42 U.S.C. 1383    42 U.S.C. 1383b   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

These rules are required to facilitate disability claims adjudication.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Sections 5.00 and 105.00, Digestive Systems, of appendix 1 to subpart P of part 404 of our regulations.

This proposed rule is not required by statute or court order.

Alternatives:

We considered continuing to use our current criteria. However, we believe these proposed revisions are necessary because of medical advances, technology, and treatment since we last revised these rules.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Ensuring that the medical evaluation criteria are up-to-date and consistent with the latest advances in medical knowledge, technology, and treatment will provide for accurate disability evaluations.

Costs: While no cost is expected, documentation is not yet available.

Risks:

None.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/12/2007  72 FR 70527   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/11/2008    
NPRM  07/00/2017 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Cheryl A. Williams
Director
Social Security Administration
Office of Medical Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-1020
Email: cheryl.a.williams@ssa.gov

Shawnette Ashburne
Social Insurance Specialist
Social Security Administration
Office of Medical Policy, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 966-5788

Brian J. Rudick
Social Insurance Specialist, Regulations Writer
Social Security Administration
Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, 6401 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21235-6401
Phone:410 965-7102
Email: brian.rudick@ssa.gov