TN 24 (07-91)
Confidential Information is:
Information that explicitly identifies claimants, physicians or institutions.
Reports and recommendations.
Any medical provider contractor used by the State agency is responsible for maintaining
and guarding the privacy of the claimant, the health care facility and the attendant
Provider contractors should be aware that SSA cannot provide pledges of confidentiality.
The medical provider contractor must consult with the DDS before disclosing to the
public, any information derived from work performed as a result of the contract. Refer
to GN 03300.000.
The medical provider must comply with any request for information, concerning the
work contracted, from SSA or the State agency.
The medical provider must be supplied with existing relevant medical information concerning
the claimant's alleged impairment.
The medical provider must:
Be given access to SSA program information, and be fully informed about the DI program
including SSA's CE requirements,
Be furnished materials such as the Listing of Impairments (DI 34000.000) and elements of CE reports (DI 22510.045B.).
Certify that all physicians on staff are credentialed according to State and local
NOTE: For clinical laboratory volume providers, the laboratory's licensure and proficiency
testing standing in the State must be documented.
The medical provider must collect and maintain only that information permitted and
required under the contract. These records should be maintained for six months or
the life of the Contract (whichever is the later).