DI 39545.275 Missed Consultative Examination (CE) Appointments
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.