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.