Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dr. Sorg Earns Medical Review Officer Certification

Maurus Sorg, M.D., a family practitioner at Elk Regional Health Center, has earned a five-year certification as a Medical Review Officer from the Medical Review Officer Certification Council, or MROCC.

The MROCC is an independent physician-based certification body that works to identify licensed physicians who possess the highest professional standards of medical expertise and the practical skills necessary to evaluate drug and alcohol test results in public and private sectors of the workplace.

In order to become MROCC certified, a physician must submit a detailed application and pass an extensive written examination.
Dr. Sorg’s new certification as a Medical Review Officer qualifies him to evaluate laboratory drug test results within federally mandated and non-mandated workplace drug testing programs.

Medical Review Officers are responsible for protecting the donor from a false accusation of illicit drug use when there is an alternate medical explanation for the laboratory result. The Medical Review Officer also assists organizations with policies and regulatory issues and provides services such drug test collections, breath alcohol testing services, coordination of laboratory services, laboratory performance testing, and preparation of summary reports for employers.

The Medical Review Officer Certification Council, or MROCC, is a 501(c) non-profit organization that was founded in 1992 to promote and preserve the highest quality of standards among medical review officers and their assistants. Having certified over 10,000 physicians as MROs and hundreds of qualified staff members as MRO Assistants, MROCC is the premier certification organization for those who serve within public and private workplace drug testing programs. For more information about MROCC, visit them online.