TN 5 (05-19)
DI 39545.500 DDS Onsite Reviews of Consultative Examination (CE) Providers
It is recommended that DDSs use DI 39545.525, Exhibit 1, Suggested Protocol for DDS Onsite Reviews of CE Providers, to conduct
onsite reviews of CE providers. It is designed to encourage uniform application of
CE oversight practices nationally and to provide DDSs with specific guidance when
conducting onsite reviews of CE providers. DDSs should use the appropriate elements
of the protocol, which correspond to local situations, for its annual onsite review
of key providers in each State.
• PM 00233.005 Regional Office (RO) Consultative Examination (CE) Oversight Procedures.
• PM 00233.900 Regional Office (RO) Guide for Evaluating Disability Determination
Service (DDS) Management of the Consultative Examination (CE) Process.