SSA has a no-pay policy for missed CE appointments.
DDSs may pay a nominal fee to compensate the consultative examiner who reviewed background
medical records prior to the missed CE.
On a case-by-case basis, DDSs may request an exemption to the no-pay policy (e.g.,
another agency within the State allows a payment for missed CEs, inability to recruit
or retain a certain type of provider, etc.). To obtain an exemption, the DDS should
work with the RO to document the situation.
ROs will forward the request, along with supporting documentation, to the Office of
Disability Determinations (ODD) for approval.