Given the current Ticket to Work regulations, what changes would you make to the payment policies, partnership plus, ticket eligibility, and timely progress review?
How can we use telemedicine and/or telehealth in the development of claims to better serve individuals with a disability? For example, is telemedicine useful for consultative examinations? Are there particular types of examinations or evaluations (such as psychological exams) that lend themselves to the use of telemedicine better than others? What has been the reaction of patients/claimants to the use of telemedicine, ...more »
Currently, SSA’s listings identify cancer types by site of origin. For example, SSA evaluates a malignancy originating in the brain under its listing for cancer of the central nervous system, and it evaluates a malignancy that originates in the breast under its breast cancer listing, and so on. Should SSA also have a listing, or listings, that account for the “basket” treatment approach (does not rely on a cancer’s site ...more »
What incentives could we offer to help ensure ENs are financially and organizationally viable?
Would offering beneficiaries financial education and planning services be appropriate for the program? If so, how could we accomplish this through changes to the program regulations?
How else might we use telemedicine and/or telehealth to improve the administration of our programs, and what factors should we consider?
For example, what is the state of the relevant technology? How are other programs using telemedicine and telehealth to serve similar populations? Does telehealth offer enhanced opportunities for training and continuing medical education?
How could we structure and present information to increase participation in and effectiveness of the program?
What employment support models are likely to be most effective in achieving the intent and goals of the program?
What incentives could we offer ENs for collaborating effectively with employers, VR agencies, public work force systems, WIPAs and other entities assisting our disability beneficiaries?
Who should we consult to help us gauge a person’s capacity to focus on job-related tasks?
What does previous research tell us about employer expectations around productivity? For example, what are employer tolerances for employees being “off task”? Do employers typically make reasonable accommodations in relation to off-task behavior?
How can telehealth help expedite the timely assessment of disability claims at all levels of adjudication? For example, how should we consider evidence of record obtained through a telemedicine interaction? Can telehealth be used to increase the medical and psychological capacity to review claims? Does telehealth offer the potential to increase or enhance the medical expertise during the appeals process or during a ...more »