[…] There are numerous benefits to standardizing digital radiographs in Black Lung adjudications. From a legal standpoint, it will relieve parties of the evidentiary burden of proving medical acceptability of digital X-rays. From a position of public health, the rule will increase miners’ access to radiographic technology, “which in turn will increase the number of medical providers available to OWCP and reduce delays in processing miners’ benefits claims.” As we wrote in February, […]