DI 11010.505 Physician Prefers to be Contacted by the Claimant
When a physician prefers to be contacted by a claimant, have the claimant complete
and sign an SSA-827, authorization form. Also, complete any other medical forms as
necessary. Give the claimant a stamped preaddressed envelope so that the physician
can mail the medical report directly to the DDS. If the physician charges a fee for
furnishing the report, the claimant should inform his/her physician that SSA will
pay a reasonable fee for the existing medical evidence of record, but not for the
examination or test on which the report is based.