A Disability Review is a report written by a physician, psychologist, PA/NP or RN after reviewing the medical records provided by the claimant in support of their disability claim.
What is the Reviewer’s Role?
Your role is to assess for function and provide restrictions and limitations supported by the evidence.You do this by reviewing all documentation, decipher what constitutes evidence, determine if symptoms and exam findings are credible, usually reach out to Attending Physician(s), answer the questions posed by the client and articulate all of this in a thorough, concise, report.
What are the Qualifications to be a Reviewer?
Board certified/Board eligible (depends on vendor).3-5 years post training.Critical thinker.Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.Punctual.Receptive to feedback.
Is this opportunity available for all physicians?
The short answer - yes.That being said, the most commonly utilized and sought after specialities are: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pain Medicine, PM&R, Psychiatry and Psychology.
Is this opportunity worth my time?
YES!It’s remote work.On your own schedule.Without malpractice. It is also financially rewarding.
I’ve tried getting into this field but I’ve been told I need experience -how can you help?
We get it.Completing a Disability Review is not rocket science, but it does require a skill set that must be learned.These days companies want an experienced reviewer - that’s where we come in!Our multiple module course teaches you the “ins and outs” of the industry AND how to formulate an excellent report.When you reach out to vendors you will tell them that you completed our course and that IS experience!
Do I have to give up my clinical work?
No.In fact, many insurance companies want reviewers who are still practicing medicine.
Are there any sample modules?
Yes - check out bits and pieces from a few of our modules here: