Announcement: New office hours

Starting March 6, 2017 Nationwide Medical Review will observe new office hours:

Monday through Friday:  8am – 7pm EST

Saturday:  9am – 12pm EST


  • About the Medical Review Officer
  • This section defines the role and functions of the Medical Review Officer. Training resources are identified and a context and platform are created for a complete review of all MRO functions and required competencies via the following four subordinate sections:

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  • Receiving Results from the Laboratory
  • This section gives detailed information regarding the MRO function of importing lab results. The “new” 1998 nomenclature and reporting rules are given in detail.

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  • Interpretation and Verification
  • This section is a highly technical review of the VERIFICATION process. It is designed for physician/MRO’s preparing for certification or wishing to review the process. Definitions are given for Unsuitable, Cancelled, Substituted, and Adulterated Specimens, and the meanings and required action for each category.

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  • Reporting Results to Employers
  • This section gives detailed information regarding the MRO function of reporting lab results to employers. The “new” 1998 nomenclature and reporting rules are given and explained in detail.

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  • Reporting of "Bottle B" RE-TEST results
  • This section is devoted entirely to the “new” 1998 rules for reporting “Re-test” results. The new nomenclature is defined and explained for these results from lab to MRO and from MRO to employer.

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  • The Cut-off Page
  • This page is a “wall-hanging” for those who haven’t yet memorized all the cut-offs.

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  • The Validity Page
  • This page is a “wall-hanging” for those who haven’t yet memorized the validity rules.

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  • Tabular Summaries of Controlled Substances
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  • To Locate an M.R.O.
  • The two links below will reach the two certifying bodies for M.R.O’s. They are placed here as a “LOCATOR service” for employers or schools seeking an M.R.O. or physician advisor.

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  • Additional Resources
  • Visit our Web Directory of References

    MROCC
    AAMRO

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