How should SSA assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits?
Should SSA obtain specific types of evidence to assess a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, what type(s)?
Are there indicators that a beneficiary is not able to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, please explain.
Are there certain questions SSA should ask beneficiaries in order to determine their ability to direct the management of benefits?
Given the current Ticket to Work regulations, what changes would you make to the payment policies, partnership plus, ticket eligibility, and timely progress review?
Should the existence of a supporter affect SSA’s determination of a beneficiary’s ability to direct the management of his or her benefits? If so, how?
Should SSA consider a beneficiary’s disability or age when making a decision about his or her ability to direct the management of benefits?
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?