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28 Pa. Code § 4.14. Peer review.

§ 4.14. Peer review.

 (a)  Purpose. The Department will appoint a peer review committee to conduct a review of services and rehabilitation service plans for clients. The HIP Peer Review Committee (Committee) shall advise the Department on best practices to be followed in offering services to clients.

 (b)  Procedures.

   (1)  The Committee shall meet quarterly and review selected client charts, including charts for at least one client from each provider providing services at the time of the quarterly meeting, to evaluate the appropriateness of provision of services and client progress.

   (2)  Within 30 days after it completes its review, the Committee shall provide to the Department, in writing, recommendations regarding the provision of services by each provider.

   (3)  A member of the Committee may not participate in a review conducted by the Committee that presents a conflict of interest for that member. Examples of conflicts include, but are not limited to, participating in a review conducted by the Committee for one of the following:

     (i)   A service provided to a client of that member, that member’s employer or that member’s immediate family.

     (ii)   A service provided by a person who is in the immediate family of the member.

   (4)  The Division will notify the Committee of any actions taken on the recommendations of the Committee.

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