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What is Consultative Examination Report?

Definition of Consultative Examination Report

Consultative examiners must provide a report to the Social Security Administration after they have completed a Consultative Examination for a Social Security Disability claimant. These reports must including the following: the complaint of the claimant, a description of the disability, a description of the pertinent findings based on the claimant's medical history, notes from the consultative examination, results from all of the laboratory tests and other tests which are performed and the final diagnosis and prognosis for the disability claimant. Finally, a consultative report must provide a detailed description of the claimant's mental or physical limitations caused by their impairments and their residual functional capacity to work. Physical limitations can include the inability to perform work-related activities such as sitting, walking, standing and lifting. Claimants with a mental impairment may have documented limitations in communicating, socializing, following directions, working independently or maintaining persistence, pace and concentration.

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