The RPC resolution is the result of the three-member RPC panel discussion vote. The
resolution is binding on both the DDS and the DQB involved. The components are required
to take the actions identified in the RPC resolution.
The panel members base the decision to affirm or rescind a deficiency on whether the
DDS’s development, documentation, and determination are reasonable in relation to
program instructions. These are the same criteria discussed in OQR’s Quality Review
Standard in GN 04440.007.
The ODP RPC discussion panel member drafts the final RPC resolution document, sends
it to RPC’s technical expert for editing and approval, and completes all remaining
RPC tool screens. Once approved, the ODP RPC panel discussion member uploads the document
into the RPC tool and submits the completed case for closure. Upon closure, the RPC
tool automatically emails notification to the involved DDS, DQB, and Center for Disability
(CD) that the resolution is available online. The tool also automatically sends a
copy of the resolution to the certified electronic folder, to become a part of the
official claim file.