BASIC (09-06)

DI 39545.275 Missed Consultative Examination (CE) Appointments

Policy

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.


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DI 39545.275 - Missed Consultative Examination (CE) Appointments - 09/21/2007
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:09/21/2007