The majority of peer review cases are initiated by patients. However, there are some instances when a dentist may initiate a peer review case:
- To determine whether a carrier has properly interpreted its contract and to obtain benefits for a patient
- To appeal a carrier’s decision about the quality or appropriateness of treatment
If you are interested in initiating a peer review, please contact the California Dental Association at 800.232.7645 to speak with a coordinator. Once a request for review is received, CDA will contact the patient to obtain authorization to perform the review. The patient must consent to the review for the case to proceed.