What is a Peer Review?
A Peer Review is the comprehensive review of documents
by a qualified specialist. The specialist analyzes the treatment
records and test findings and responds to specific questions
asked by the referral source.
When should you use a Peer Review?
To evaluate the accuracy of a psychiatric or medical diagnosis,
the appropriateness of treatment or diagnostic testing.
To clarify the issues in complex psychiatric
or medical claims.
To address differences of opinion rendered
by treatment providers and other specialists involved
in the claim.
To help formulate next steps in the
review process of a claim.
Why use PDC to arrange a Peer Review?
PDC confirms referrals within 24 hours.
PDC's clinical staff carefully credentials
the Peer Review expert by reviewing their curriculum vitae,
board certifications, areas of specialization,
licenses, malpractice coverage, administrative requirements
and fees, and a work product sample and makes recommendations
specific to each case.
Our Peer Review experts can review
a wide range of issues from psychiatric cases involving
addiction and psychopharmacology or cognitive dysfunction
to medical cases involving possible chronic fatigue syndrome,
cardiac conditions or chemical toxicity.
Once a Peer Review expert is selected,
a PDC staff member communicates with the expert to rule
out any conflicts of interest.
PDC's clinical staff can help formulate
case specific Peer Review questions and if requested,
review and critique the final Peer Review report.
Peer Review experts are expected to
complete their review within 7 business days.
The cost associated with arranging a PDC Peer Review
is competitively priced. Fees are billed on a flat rate
for research, establishing credentials and scheduling.
To ensure the independent nature of
the Peer Review, the Peer Review expert submits the final
report and invoice for services directly to the referral
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