The State will determine the rates of payment for purchasing medical or other services necessary to make determinations of disability. The rates may not exceed the highest rate paid by Federal or other agencies in the State for the same or similar type of service. The State will maintain documentation to support the rates of payment it uses.
[46 FR 29204, May 29, 1981,as amended at 71 FR 16445, Mar. 31, 2006; 76 FR 24808, May 3, 2011]