Frequently Asked Questions
- What services does UDC provide?
We provide comprehensive medical file reviews and independent medical evaluations in all specialties. back to top
- What kinds of businesses will find UDC's services beneficial?
Insurance carriers, defense and plaintiff attorneys, businesses that manage their own benefit plans, and municipalities as well as governmental agencies. back to top
- What Quality Assurance steps does UDC have in place?
1. Credentialing: All UDC physicians and doctorate level psychologists and neuropsychologists who are part of the UDC network undergo credentialing by UDC staff as well as an NCQA-approved outside credentialing organization which verifies their licenses, board certification, hospital affiliations, insurance status, and so forth.
2. All of UDC's reviewing physicians and IME examiners are ABMS certified in their specialties. back to top
- Are all of UDC's reviewer's physicians?
All of our reviewers are either physicians, doctorate level neuropsychologists, psychologists, nurses or professional vocational rehabilitation consultants. back to top
- What kinds of certifications do UDC's physician reviewers have?
All of our physicians are Board Certified by the ABMS in their specialties, and a number of our physicians are certified in more than one specialty. Examples of boards are the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). Examples of subspecialties are Cardiology, Hematology and Infectious Diseases, all of which are subspecialties of Internal Medicine. back to top
- How can I find out about UDC's Physician Director?
The dropdown menu on the "UDC Staff" page provides the link to the page containing the CV details for J. Peter Strang, MD, UDC's CEO and Medical Director. back to top
- If I wanted more information on UDC's services or prices, how would I get it?
You could either call us at 617.527.1855, ext. 10 or 16, or go to "Contact Us" and click the "Request Services Information" link on the dropdown menu. A form is provided on which you can specify your interests. We will reply shortly in the manner you prefer. back to top
- If I am a physician, neuropsychologist, psychologist, nurse or vocational rehabilitation consultant interested in joining UDC's network of expert reviewers, how would I contact UDC?
You could either call us at 617.527.1855, ext. 16 or 10, or go to "Contact Us" back to top
- Where would I get a Referral Form for a claimant?
Go to "Contact Us" and click the "Download Claimant Referral Form" link on the dropdown menu. On that page, you can request that a form be emailed to you. back to top
- What is ABMS certification?
ABMS, the American Board of Medical Specialties, is the umbrella organization overseeing all of the particular board specialty groups, such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). Certification for each particular specialty requires extensive testing and indicates that a doctor has attained the necessary knowledge to claim expertise in the most current information, diagnostics and treatment regarding his or her particular discipline. back to top
- What is ABIME?
ABIME, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, offers non-ABMS certification of competence for the performance of IMEs and medical file reviews. A number of UDC's physicians, as well as its Medical Director, J. Peter Strang, M.D., are also certified by ABIME. back to top
- What does UDC's Logo represent?
To us it means the letters "U", "D" and "C";
the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; we find and put the pieces together;
and in the spirit of searching for meaning, we invite your suggestions. back to top
University Disability Consortium
76 Chestnut Street
Newton, MA 02465-2528
Phone: 617.527.1855, ext. 10 & 16