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AK BOCE Seeks Members to Serve on Utilization Review Committee

Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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The Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners is looking for a few good chiropractors to serve on the Utilization Review Committee.  I'm calling on ACS Members to step up and serve on this useful committee.  

What is the Utilization Review Committee you ask?  Formally known as the "Peer" Review Committee, the purpose of the Utilization Review Committee (URC) is to review complaints concerning the reasonableness or appropriateness of care provided, fees charged, and/or costs for services rendered by a licensee to a patient.  The URC will act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  

The URC is comprised of four members:  three chiropractic physicians and on public member.  Members of the Committee must qualify under all appropriate statutes and regulations (licensed in State of AK, etc.) and are appointed based upon their active interest, diverse experience, understanding of the occupation, integrity, etc.  

A utilization review occurs when requested by a patient, patient's representative, insurer, or chiropractic physician.  There is a $50 fee charged to a complainant for a review.

Findings of the URC include a determination of whether the chiropractic physician provided or ordered appropriate treatment or services, and whether fees charged are a reasonable and appropriate cost of treatment.  

The URC reports finding to the Board and furnishes a copy of its findings to the patient, chiropractic physician, and insurer involved in the case.  The URC must file a complaint with the investigative unit if there is cause to believe that a chiropractic physician has violated any portion of the Alaska Chiropractic Act for which a licensee may be disciplined.  

Are YOU up to the challenge?  Are YOU ready to serve your fellow chiropractors in this capacity?  If so, here's the application to complete and return to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners -


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