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Consultative Examinations: A Guide for Health Professionals


This Consultative Examination (CE) guide (also known as the "Green Book") has been developed to give physicians and other health professionals basic information about the CE process.

This guide explains:
  • The Social Security Disability programs;
  • How the Disability Determination Services (DDS) requests CEs;
  • What to look for in reviewing CEs;
  • The essential elements of CE reports for specialties most often involved in CEs for adult and pediatric disability cases.

SSA Publication No. 64-025
November 1999
ICN 954095

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