Report on Psychologist – Ph.D Or Psy.D

Psychologist – Ph.D Or Psy.D content expired - 2016-12-22

Date expired: 
Mon, 02/20/2017
Experience Requirements: 
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The role of the Psychologist Peer Reviewer involves applying medical necessity and benefit plan criteria to these cases resulting in authorization of treatment if medically necessary, authorization of a modified treatment plan as appropriate, or issuing/upholding an adverse benefit determination if indicated. In addition to these primary duties, a Psychologist Reviewer will also participate in peer consultations, staff meetings, and trainings; entering determinations within federal, state, and local guideline requirements; and performance of other duties as required by the reviewer’s manager.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Requests for psychological or neuropsychological testing
  • Review of outpatient treatment plans for services that on initial review, a Masters level employee is unable to grant authorization
  • Review of ongoing outpatient care in cases where the member’s length of stay exceeds normative standards
  • Requests for non-standard outpatient services (extended-length visits, an in-network accommodation)
  • Appeals of previously denied services or claims for outpatient non-MD services up to and including Intensive Outpatient Programming

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Job Keywords: Behavioral Clinic Consultant, Behavioral, Peer Review, Psychologist, Behavioral Consultant, neuropsychological, outpatient treatment, Ph.D., Psy.D., managed care, Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana, Telecommute

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