Why Peer Review?

MMHCS recognizes that Peer Review is a requirement for FQHC as a part of Quality Assurance/performance improvement plan which should be completed once a year. It is a measure of quality of care rendered by providers. Several aspects of Peer review covered in our model of service include medical records review, patient complaints and grievances, adverse clinical outcomes and potential adverse events at inpatient or outpatient level. Peer review data is highly recommended as part of a provider’s performance evaluation and credentialing.

Peer Review and FQHCs

We provide these unique services to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) which is led by our Chief Clinical Consultant Dr. Anil Chawla. Dr. Chawla joins us with 25 plus years of experience working in a FQHC with 20 years of experience as the Chief Medical Officer. She has extensive knowledge and implementation experience with JCAHO / NCQA as well as required expertise in HRSA and OIG regulations.

Meet Dr. Chawla

As Chief Medical Office of a large multi-service FQHC in Ventura County for over 25 years, Dr. Chawla gained experience in all clinical leadership aspects of FQHCs, which include operations efficiency, compliance and best practice. Currently she is a Medical Director at Health Net continuing her clinical work in Peer review, credentialing, utilization management along with quality improvement and compliance.

Dr. Chawla has served as a Board Member of Gold Coast Health Plan (Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan) and was a member of Task Force for Culturally, Linguistically Sensitive Physicians and Dentists established by California Medical Board and CA Department of Health Services. In addition, she is a HRSA consultant and a consultant with MMHCS focused on clinical services support for FQHCs.