Over the years, we’ve conducted hundreds of Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPEs), for a number of different reasons.
Experienced, professional, and discrete, our legal nurse consultants conduct peer reviews for all types of physicians, who practice in healthcare organizations across the United States. In each case, we partner with a clinically active, board-certified physician who is in the same specialty as the physician under review.
The goal of a physician peer review is to determine whether accepted standards of care have been followed. At MRN, as part of our external physician peer reviews, we provide you with clear findings and conclusions about the medical management of the case(s).
Our physician peer reviews are objective and confidential.
What triggers an FPPE peer review? Peer reviews can be requested because of a variety of reasons, but the most common include:
Adverse Patient Incident Or Event
FPPEs are often triggered by an incident or event, when the patient outcome was poor, and the physician’s actions have been brought into question.
Substandard Of Care
A substandard of care – or perceived substandard of care – can also trigger an external peer review of a physician, or even a department. An FPPE can determine the root cause of a poor outcome in a specific case and/or lead to recommendations for changes in policies and procedures.
Renewal, Revision, or Revocation Of Hospital Privileges
Hospitals often request external physician peer reviews when they’re evaluating whether to renew, revise, or revoke a physician’s privileges.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations will request FPPEs – by randomly selecting cases – to improve the quality of care overall.