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peer review

Having one or more programmers review the source code of a program written by someone else. Peer review produces much better code, since others have already tried to understand it. Indecipherable routines are eliminated before they get buried into the fabric of the program. See open source.
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The NPDB also includes certain adverse actions ("any negative action or finding") taken by state licensing and certification authorities, state law enforcement, Medicaid fraud control units, state healthcare programs, peer review organizations, and private accreditation organizations (Section 1921 of the Social Security Act as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101-508).
(5) disclosures made by a licensee to (A) another licensee to the extent necessary for purposes of professional consultation, and to (B) professional standards review, ethics or quality control peer review organizations;
This phase includes other regulatory approvals, such as CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certificates, attorney general registrations, statements from peer review organizations, vehicle licenses, and medical waste permits.
WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is enlisting the aid of peer review organizations to speed the delivery of accurate clinical information on bioterrorism.
Once the NegReg rules are finalized, they will be binding on all Medicare carriers, intermediaries, peer review organizations, Medicare HMOs, competitive medical plans, and healthcare prepayment plans.