Consultative Examination Opportunities
The Disability Determination Bureau (DDB) is looking for licensed
psychologists and physicians in all specialties, optometrists,
audiologists, and speech and language pathologists to perform
consultative exams (CEs).
The Bureau orders CEs as part of the disability evaluation process when a
claimant’s existing medical records do not provide sufficient
information about their injury or illness. If you become a CE provider
we ask that you perform examinations that are similar to new patient
exams or second opinion consultations. The DDB provides complete
instructions and samples of narratives so consultants clearly understand
the type of examination or test that is needed and proper reporting
The consultant does not determine eligibility for benefits or provide
treatment recommendations. There is no follow up with the person being
How the Process Works
Exams are arranged on a mutually agreeable schedule within the following
- Appointments are scheduled within 10-20 days from the date we
contact your office.
- The volume of referrals you accept from us is determined by you.
- Exams are conducted in your office or in a rental space approved by
- The building and office must be ADA compliant.
- The narrative report of your exam must be submitted within 10 days
of the examination.
- We provide you with access to free dictation services for your CE
- Our fees for service are competitive.
- We pay you for services within 30-45 days upon receipt of both your
report and bill.
This is an important service needed in all communities and we welcome your participation.
If you would like additional information about the disability program
please visit SSA’s website. Learn
more about the
How to Contact Us About Becoming a CE Provider
Complete the Wisconsin Consultant Examination form
44 KB) and submit it to the email address listed on the form. Upon
receipt we will then contact you to address any questions and begin the
process of adding you to our statewide consulting panel.
also email us for information at
April 22, 2013