Opportunities for Health Professionals

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Partnership Opportunities for Health Professionals

Health professionals (i.e., physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and speech-language pathologists) can lend their expertise to improving the lives of Ohioans with disabilities by filling one of the following roles within the disability claims adjudication process:

  1. As an in-house DDD independent consultant providing medical opinions and assessments;
  2. As an independent consultative examiner performing one-time evaluations of the disability benefits applicants; or
  3. As a health professional providing disability benefits applicants’ medical records to the DDD.

Health professionals who are interested in becoming DDD independent consultants can contact a Professional Relations Officer (PRO) at 800-282-2695.

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