DDSs are responsible for conducting reviews of key consultative examination (CE) providers.
The Regional Office (RO) assists in these activities as part of its oversight role.
A CE provider who meets at least one of the following conditions:
an estimated annual (fiscal year) billing to the Social Security disability programs
of at least $150,000; or
practice of medicine, osteopathy or psychology is primarily directed towards evaluation
examinations rather than the treatment of patients; or
does not meet the criteria in bullets 1 and 2 of this list, but is one of the top
five CE providers in the State by dollar volume, as evidenced by prior year data.
Usually, but not necessarily, includes a CE provider with estimated annual CE billings
of $150,000 or more.