I-1-3-30.Referring Non-Compliant Excluded Medical Sources of Evidence to the Office of the Inspector General

Last Update: 11/08/16 (Transmittal I-1-87)

If an excluded medical source of evidence does not include a written statement of exclusion (see Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law manual I-2-5-15 and I-3-2-36) with evidence the source furnishes to the Social Security Administration (SSA) (whether directly or indirectly through a claimant, representative, or other individual or entity), and an administrative law judge (ALJ) or the Appeals Council (AC) knows or has sufficient reason or information to believe that the source is an excluded medical source, the ALJ, Hearing Office Director (HOD) or AC will report the source to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) using the Allegation Referral Intake System (ARIS).

NOTE 1:

When referring an excluded medical source of evidence to OIG for not providing a written statement of exclusion, hearing operations staff or the AC will not delay case processing or adjudication unless otherwise instructed by OIG.

Examples of instances in which an ALJ or the AC may know or have sufficient reason or information to believe that a source should have included a written statement of exclusion with evidence the source furnished include:

To fill out an ARIS referral for purposes of referring an excluded medical source of evidence to OIG, the ALJ, HOD, or the AC will follow the procedures in the ARIS User Guide and within the ARIS application, except as provided in POMS DI 23060.040.