I have been on disability for close to 6 years. In the last 4 years or so, only “yearly” Plan member update form had been requested and no request for Physician’s form.
This Plan member update form is requested typically at the end of the year or start of the year; This year, as it was not received, I called the provider to inquire on this.
Now, few days after I inquired, they have requested - i) Plan member update form and ii) Attending Physician’s update form.
This is the first time I am receiving “Attending Physician’s update form”. In this form, there is a question that asks
"In your opinion, patient competent to manage his/her own affairs? Yes/No.
Q: I wish to know the significance of this question and the probable reasoning for the request of this information?
Is the above question, primarily in regards to whether a disabled person can manage their own financial aspects of the life or does it relate to other aspects of diability.
Please share your thoughts on this.
Q; With the request for Physician’s input after 4 years, should I be ready for request for new set of documentation/reports?
Thanks in advance for all your help.