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Oversight for Disability Consultant Doctors

Posted by Peter Bohan | Jul 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Concern regarding exceedingly high rates of denial and high volumes of cases reviewed in that process at Disability Determination Services in Tennessee led to the Government Accountability Office undertaking an investigation into this issue. Across the country, doctors who are consultants in cases referred by the Social Security Administration are paid on a per case basis which can create incentive to quickly review and maximize the number of cases reviewed. In the video for the article here, a man with Stage 4 intestinal cancer describes how he was denied benefits. 

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Peter Bohan

Attorney since 1996; dedicated to representing Social Security Disability claimants before the Social Security Administration.

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