The electrocardiographic (ECG) exercise test has replaced the Master’s 2 step test
as a measurement of heart function. With the new evaluative technique, it shows the
beneficiary’s condition is not as disabling as previously thought. Apply this exception
after considering all current impairment(s).
DI 33535.001, Scope of the Subchapter - Cumulative List of Medical Diagnostic or Evaluative Techniques