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Professional Relations Office

North Carolina Disability Determination Services (DDS) adjudicates claims of persons filing for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. Typically, DDS tries first to obtain evidence from the patient's own treating sources. If that evidence is unavailable or insufficient to make a determination, DDS will arrange for a consultative examination (CE) in order to obtain the additional information needed. In those instances, DDS authorizes community physicians, psychologists and other health professionals to perform these examinations. All consultative examination sources must be currently licensed in the state and have the training and experience to perform the type of examination or test SSA requires.

Your Skills Are Needed To Perform Consultative Examinations

Health Professionals/Providers may contact the Professional Relations Office at:
Disability Determination Services
Professional Relations Office
PO Box 243
Raleigh, NC 27602
E-mail: ERE.NC@ssa.gov
Phone: 1-800-443-9360
General Information:
1-844-259-8985
Disability Claim Status: 1-866-542-8113

Consultative examinations are conducted at no charge the patient. The consultative physician, psychologist or hospital submits a voucher directly to DDS and payment is forwarded to the consultative examination provider.

Electronic Medical Evidence
Fee Schedule

Applications:

General Medical
Neurological
Ophthalmological
Orthopedic
Otological
PA/FNP
Psychiatric
Psychological
Speech/Language