NOTE: The address to
send in membership payments and renewals has changed.
We will no longer be sending checks directly to the bank. Instead any new
applications or membership renewals by mail will go directly to the NADE
This will help speed up the time it takes to update any new members or
renewals to our
membership rosters. Please make sure that you are using the updated
application and send any payment to:
National Association of Disability Examiners
PO Box 105763 Jefferson City, MO 65110.
Renew On-Line Here
NADE President R. Todd
introduces conference attendees
to Inspector General O’Carroll.
Inspector General O'Carroll
on Fraud in America
by R. Todd Deshong, Washington DDS
Inspector General Patrick P. O’
addresses conference attendees
on Fraud in America.
Once again, the Inspector General of SSA, Patrick P.
O’Carroll, provided an excellent and very entertaining
presentation to the NADE 2013 National Training Conference
(NTC). He congratulated NADE on celebrating its 50th
anniversary. He is a true friend of NADE.
As always, the Inspector General
started with something a little different this year. To
coincide with his “special announcement”, he focused on a
psychologist in California that was fraudulently
certifying patients as disabled. The IG described the
operation that concluded with the doctor confessing to his
scheme and the legal ramifications for the doctor. The
special announcement will be covered in the upcoming
In fiscal year 2012, SSA made $51
billion in SSI payments and more than $135 billion in DIB
benefits. These are both record amounts. In addition, SSA
received about 3.2 million initial disability claims and
more than 832,000 requests for reconsideration.
The SSA OIG opened more than 3,100
criminal investigations of potential disability program
fraud during the first half of fiscal year 2013. The SSA
OIG regularly identifies the “timeliness and quality of
the disability process” as one of the most significant
management challenges facing SSA.
The Inspector General noted that DDS
staffing had a direct impact on pending initial claims and
as of late July 2013, about 720,000 claims were pending.
The Inspector General noted that was not entirely bad, as
the agency had been working toward a goal of reducing the
pending level, although the goal was 525,000 claims by the
beginning of fiscal year 2014. The Agency has admitted
that will not happen, but it says it cannot give any
updated estimates especially given all the budget
uncertainty. Continued in the Fall Advocate
See The Latest Advocate For Conference Coverage
Photo DVDs of the
2013 NADE National Conference
are now available for $20, including shipping.
Each DVD contains 600 images, and is
copyright released with purchase.
To Order: contact Non-Dues Revenue Chair
11129 Springhollow Rd. Unit 126
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
2013 NADE National Training
Conference Planning Committee
The members of OKADE's conference planning committee did an
of keeping this conference 'Moving Forward!' as they demonstrate
in this photo.
As a member of the National Association of
Disability Examiners, I accept the challenge to promote a better
understanding in the field of disability evaluations. I will
also strive with concerned professionals towards improved
expertise in the documentations and evaluation process of
impairments and their vocational implications. I am personally
committed to continued professional growth in order to better
serve the disabled individual. My professional service will be
conducted at the highest possible level of integrity and all
confidential information will be utilized in a responsible
manner as to safeguard the rights and privacy of the individual.