Other medical evidence is all other evidence from a medical source that is not objective medical evidence or a medical opinion. This includes judgments about the nature and severity of the claimant’s impairments, medical history, clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment prescribed with response, and prognosis. This simplifies our rules because we categorize and treat all of this evidence the same way. For a definition of medical source, see DI 22505.001A.4.
NOTE: For claims filed before March 27, 2017, we categorize the nature and severity of an individual’s impairments, diagnosis, or prognosis as medical opinions, not other medical evidence.
For additional information, see DI 24503.015 Evaluating Other Medical Evidence.