DI 30005.115 High and Low Impact Grace Periods
Throughout this entire POMS, we:
Removed the phrase "or clarified" as it does not accurately reflect the general nature of grace periods.
Added subjects to sentences, as many of the existing sentences do not specifically identify who is supposed to do what.
Corrected all verb tenses that were necessitated by adding subjects to sentences.
Corrected articles "a" and "the", as appropriate. "A" is used for generic or general purposes. "The" is used to denote more specificity.
Changed personal pronouns, like "we" and "you" to "OQR" and review component, as appropriate, to more clearly define who was responsible for performing needed actions.
Add "adjudicating component", as needed, to further delineate adjudicator component information from review component information.
Changed "legacy" system to "case processing" system to avoid the need for updates if the system being used changes.
Made minor editorial changes or reordered the sequence of words or phrases in a sentence to improve clarity.
Made minor grammatical/punctuation changes, as needed.
Removed redundant words and sentences, e.g.,third sentence in subsection E.1. was removed as that information was stated in the first few paragraphs of this POMS.
Added acronyms at point of first use, as needed and required. (For example, added "POMS" in F.2.)
SECTION SPECIFIC CHANGES
In section A., we:
Removed the third sentence as it contradicts information in section C.
In section D.3., we:
Added "grace period" prior to the word "cases" in the title.
In section D.4., we:
Added "QA" prior to the word "sample" in the title.
Reworded sentence three, in its entirety, to improve clarity.
In section E.1., we:
Removed the third sentence as it is redundant.
In section F.2., we:
Revised the wording of the first paragraph to improve clarity. (For example, we added "adjudicating components" after word "for" in first sentence. We also added the phrase "use of new or revised policy or procedures" in the first sentence, for the sake of consistency in wording.
Removed the word "teletypes", as teletypes are no longer used to communicate or disseminate information.
In section G.1., we:
Expanded the first phrase set off by commas to read, "including obtaining medical or psychological contractor review", to reflect updated terminology and improve clarity.
In section G.2., we:
Removed the "i.e." portion of the third paragraph as it contained the phrase, "misapplication of the new, revised, or clarified policy or procedure". This sentence was problematic as it contains the word "clarified" that we wanted to delete from this entire POMS and it also contained the word "misapplication". "Misapplication" is problematic as oftentimes, the issue is not that the new or revised policy or procedure is misapplied, but rather the old policy or procedure continues to be used, even after expiration of the grace period.