Groups of doctors and other health-care experts paid by the federal government to check and improve upon the care provide to Medicare patients. Peer Review Organizations must review complaints concerning the quality of care given by hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care agencies.
An independent, state-based organization that uses local doctors and nurses to assess the quality of care provided to beneficiaries.
group paid by the federal government to review hospital treatment of Medicare patients. A patient has the right to appeal to a PRO if there is a question about care or length of stay.