NEWSWIRETODAY Press Release& Newswire Distribution | HOME
MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
More news: Government / B2G
Written by / Agency / Source: Social Security Administration (SSA.Gov)
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors Applying for Disability Benefits - Electronic medical records will reduce time for a decision - SSA.gov
Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors Applying for Disability Benefits

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Baltimore, MD, United States, 2012/04/30 - Electronic medical records will reduce time for a decision - SSA.gov.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Government / B2G Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Defense (DoD) are working together to improve access to disability benefits for the nation’s Wounded Warriors, service members, veterans, and their dependents. A new nationwide project enables Social Security disability case processing sites to receive military medical records from multiple DoD facilities with a single request to a centralized DoD site. As of today, this initiative is in its first phase of nationwide expansion.

“Receiving electronic medical records for our Wounded Warriors and other military personnel will significantly shorten the time it takes to make a disability decision,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security. “This new process will improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of the disability program.”

Originally a pilot, the program included five states (Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington) and more than 60 military treatment facilities. These states are now receiving electronic medical records within 72 hours, a remarkable improvement over the previous average response time of five weeks for paper records from individual military treatment facilities.

The new DoD-Social Security collaboration consolidates requests for medical records from Social Security to a single location that has access to DoD records in a central electronic repository. This central location receives and responds to requests for medical records based on Social Security’s Electronic Records Express (socialsecurity.gov/ere), another successful initiative that offers electronic options for submitting health records related to disability claims.

The benefits of the new process include:

• faster delivery of DoD medical records to Social Security,
• a more efficient system to obtain records,
• a reduction in the time it takes to make a medical decision on a disability claim, and
• a reduction in the number of consultative examinations (medical exams requested by Social Security when additional tests or medical records are needed.)

This is the first step towards the long-term goal of a fully automated solution of improving medical information sharing using health information technology and the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange.

More information on Social Security’s use of health IT is available at socialsecurity.gov/hit.

SSA Press Office 440 Altmeyer Building 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21235

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Government / B2G Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Social Security Administration (SSA.Gov)

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]  / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Government / B2G articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Social Security and Department of Defense Implement New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Warriors Applying for Disability Benefits

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: SSA Press Office - SSA.gov 
410-965-8904 press.office[.]ssa.gov
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Social Security Administration (SSA.Gov) securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Government / B2G via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Social Security Administration (SSA.Gov) / Company Profile


Read Government / B2G Most Recent Related Newswires:

The European Commission Selects the Consortium Led by Naval Group Belgium for MIRICLE (Mine Risk Clearance for Europe) Project
DSTA Partners Naval Group to Harness Additive Manufacturing for Naval Applications
8 Greek Suppliers to Join Naval Group Worldwide Supply Chain
Naval Group and Airspeed Sign A Memorandum of Understanding to Offer Masts for the Attack-class Submarines
Naval Group Signs Memorandums of Understanding with Australian Partners
Naval Group Pacific and UNSW Sydney Demonstrate Potential New Applications of Composite Material
'NAVIRIS' - The Name of the Joint Venture Between Naval Group and Fincantieri
Signature of MoU Between Naval Group Pacific and MacTaggart Scott
SolarWinds to Host Government User Groups and First Federal and Government Partner Summit
Social Security and OIG Launch Public Service Announcement Campaign
Serco Awarded Million Task Order to Deliver IT and Engineering Sustainment Support for the U.S. Navy
Naval Group Showcases Innovative Submarine Solutions At NIDV in Rotterdam
Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019
Serco Awarded Position on 3 Million IDIQ to Deliver IT Support to U.S. Navy
ScienceLogic Completes Certification to be Listed on the U.S. Department of Defense Information Network Approved Products List DoDIN APL

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  JobsWare.com





 
  ©2021 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are proudly NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)