What is SPANSM?
The Specialized Psychiatric Assessment Network (SPANSM)
is an integral and expanding service of PDC. This service
is unique in the assessment of complex psychiatric claims.
Our licensed psychologists strive to enhance traditional
case management by obtaining an objective understanding
of the claim through direct contact with the claimant,
treating provider and other interested third parties.
are highly qualified licensed clinical specialists with
extensive practice backgrounds. These psychologists have
forensic experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment
of mental health issues. This places them in a unique
position to address:
What is the SPANSM
Specialized forensic assessment designed
to promote objectivity and enhance the understanding
of factors that impact psychiatric disability claims
Psychiatric case consultation by
licensed psychologists experienced in clinical practice
with a documented track record of professional excellence.
Assessment alternatives to traditional
case management activity, promoting a more in-depth
understanding of the multiple factors often associated
with psychiatric disability claims.
Network of strategically located
licensed psychologists committed to providing clear,
objective, comprehensive consultation and assessment
of psychiatric disability claims.
What services does SPANSM
Comprehensive file review and documentation
Ongoing consultation with a referral
source throughout the case
Meeting with the claimant and treating
physician together or individually
Meeting with other interested parties
IME question preparation, review
Interview claimants and/or their
doctors jointly with an insurance company representative
Where are SPANSM
clinicians currently located?
Although SPANSM consultants
are not located in all states, they perform
visits in all states that offer reciprocity to licensed psychologists.
How do I make a SPANSM
Us if you have questions about the referral process,
or are not sure if your case would benefit from a different