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Unread 02-14-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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So hus had visit with his surgeon, post op. They tell us they don't complete RFC form; that hus has to go see a Physical Therapist, they have the equip to test him. Once they do that, then the report goes to surgeon he reviews and makes his remarks and or statements. Is this the normal procedure on who completes the RFC?
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Unread 02-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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I've read on this forum that one person's doctor had the patient themselves fill it out. Some docs charge a fee to fill it out.

Sounds like there are some doctors out there trying to dodge the paperwork !

I think you should be fine as long as the doc signs the RFC after his own comments. I've heard that the SSA isn't impressed by RFC's "only" completed by a PT.
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So hus had visit with his surgeon, post op. They tell us they don't complete RFC form; that hus has to go see a Physical Therapist, they have the equip to test him. Once they do that, then the report goes to surgeon he reviews and makes his remarks and or statements. Is this the normal procedure on who completes the RFC?
Its tough to get surgeons to fill those out, they think it is'nt worth there time. My surgeon would'nt do it either. You need to get his treating doctor to do it. The Therapist will do a complete test and it will be very helpful. Just tell him to try and do everything they ask for. I was only able to complete 85% of the test because of pain, and the judge I had held that against me. Good Luck.
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Its tough to get surgeons to fill those out, they think it is'nt worth there time. My surgeon would'nt do it either. You need to get his treating doctor to do it. The Therapist will do a complete test and it will be very helpful. Just tell him to try and do everything they ask for. I was only able to complete 85% of the test because of pain, and the judge I had held that against me. Good Luck.
It took me several attempts to complete my RFC. The doctored ordered the PT to do it, and then the doc later filled out separate paperwork using the data the PT had documented.

I have RSD, and anytime I engage my dominate hand it swells. So, the PT would first put my hand in water to determine volume, then I would do a task until I hit a certain a fairly high pain threshold--basically a few minutes of typing or writing, etc., and then he'd remeasure my hand for swelling. Frankly, I was with a PT that hadn't had an RSD patient, and the testing showed the PT that my subjective complaints were in line with a physical reaction. But honestly, they got creative for my specific problems.

Different docs will be willing to put in more effort than others to try and help you. I had one promise he'd do whatever was required, and then balked when I had a tight deadline to get it done because he was in the middle of fighting his own legal case and didn't have time. When I pushed, he did a half donkeyed version and it hung me out to dry and delayed my approval a few more years... I learned that overkill on evidence from as many sources as possible was the best bet.
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