“The commentary accompanying the 2017 revisions to the rules for assessing medical opinions made clear that ‘it is never appropriate under our rules to “credit-as-true” any medical opinion’ and specifically mentioned that the Ninth Circuit rules were not being adopted in the new regulations. Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence. … The court therefore finds that remand for further proceedings is the appropriate remedy,” wrote U.S. District Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. of the Eastern District of Washington.


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