Wednesday, October 5, 2011
This is a test (to see how posting from email works for me) ...
This week and for several more I am training to do my new job: disability determination for SSI.
Currently, I am learning definitions and jargon (read: abreviation, acronyms).
First definition which must be memorized and understood:
For the purpose of social security disability, the definition of disability is the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable impairment (MDI) -- physical or mental -- diagnosed by a medically acceptable source which is supported by sufficient signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continous period of not less than 12 months.
I hope to find a way to continue to write about plastic surgery, but expect that medicine and disability will find it's way into this blog as I learn this new work.
Posted by rlbates at 1:06 PM