If you have a medical report or form that is not signed by an Acceptable Medical Source, you have a few options to make it stronger:
🌻 For a function exam or function test: You can ask the person performing the exam if they have a supervising doctor who can review and co-sign the report
🌻 For an RFC form or other form: You can ask the person filling out a form if they have a supervising doctor who can review and co-sign the report
🌻 You can bring the report to your own doctor and ask them to review it and co-sign it if they agree with what is written.
🌻 If you have gotten a test or assessment of some kind, you can bring the report to your own doctor and ask if they can review it and fill out an RFC form for you. The RFC form has a question that asks for “objective medical evidence.” If your doctor lists this test as medical evidence, that will be a great help.
🌻 You can get more than one form or report. For example, let’s say you get one RFC form from a counselor and one from a psychologist. Now you have one that is from an acceptable medical source and one that is not. Perfect! Warning: They will need to say similar things. They do not need to be exactly the same, but they should be generally consistent.
🌻 You can do nothing. If your regular doctor is an Acceptable Medical Source and your medical records are strong and similar to whatever is in this new form or report, then you don’t need to do anything!
Updated Sept 2017. Please comment below with stories, questions, input or ideas. Please let us know if any links on this page stop working.