Is a Physician Peer Review Role With MLS Right for You?

It takes a lot of hard work to live out the dream of becoming a doctor. However, many medical professionals are surprised at how stressful their careers can be once they achieve that goal. With about one-quarter of doctors working 60-80 hours a week, it's easy to understand why. Fortunately, a physician peer review career with MLS can help lessen your burdens.

At MLS Group of Companies, we provide industry-leading peer review services, FMLA Medical Assessments, and Independent Medical Examinations. We strive to improve patient care and maximize the value our clients receive. During that process, however, we also ensure that this exercise is rewarding and profitable to our reviewers.

Here's everything you need to know.

What Would You Do as a Physician Reviewer?

You may have provided some form of peer review services over the years. Most physicians are familiar with clinical and academic reviews. We take a slightly different approach at MLS Group of Companies.

When insurer criteria conflict with a doctor's treatment plan — or even when patients disagree with a determination — they can seek a physician peer review of the case.

When you're assigned such a case, you'll go through the independent review process steps to decide whether treatment recommendations align with appropriate criteria, standards of care, and current medical evidence. You may speak to the physician in question during the process, but this is not always necessary. After reviewing the case, you'll simply give a recommendation.

How Can Providing Physician Peer Reviews Benefit You?

The peer review system provides many benefits to the healthcare sector as a whole. In addition to minimizing the likelihood of unnecessary treatments, these independent reviews also increase trust in the field and improve overall patient outcomes. However, there are also various benefits received by the physicians who conduct these reviews.

Such benefits include:

  • Setting your own schedule
  • Supplementing or scaling back on direct patient care
  • Simple user interface when using the MLS platform
  • An alternative source of income
  • Keeps you up to date on current advancements
  • More time to do what you enjoy

Physician peer review is just one of the many ways doctors practice outside clinical settings. Of all the options available to these medical professionals, peer review is among the most popular. Merely reducing their daunting clinical hours is beneficial enough for some practitioners.

With the many other advantages, it's no surprise that many doctors are pivoting to this career approach. If you're ready to take advantage of the benefits provided in this role, why not do so with an industry leader like MLS Group of Companies?

Becoming a Physician Reviewer with MLS Group of Companies

At MLS, we provide a variety of services to our clients. These include Independent Medical Exams, medical necessity reviews, Functional Capacity Evaluations, workers' compensation reviews, and impairment ratings. As such, we need reviewers within all specialties and subspecialties. We pair physicians with cases based on their experience.

Our basic requirements include the following:

  • Being board certified
  • Being actively licensed to practice medicine
  • Having 5+years of clinical experience

If you meet these qualifications, we want to hear from you. Fill out this form today to get started and see just how rewarding the world of physician peer review can be.




Physician Peer Review Roles With MLS