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How Behavioral Health Care Has Changed Since the Opioid Crisis

Behavioral health patients are experiencing new relationships with their physicians.

Opioids have extensive histories as both prescribed and illicit drugs, and the fundamental challenge they present – as uniquely powerful analgesics that are nevertheless highly addictive – has long bedeviled the healthcare sector.

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There is Good News in Healthcare 

Jennifer Watkins, the Marketing Manager at Advanced Medical Reviews, shares a personal story about health care and how it has helped her in her mission at AMR to continue to uphold principles and beliefs in ensuring quality healthcare in this week’s “Insights From The Inside.”    Do you remember the last time you went to […]

Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare: Lessons from Recent Responses

Disaster preparedness in healthcare must account for a broad spectrum of concerns.

Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare: Lessons From the 2017 Hurricane Season

Disaster preparedness plans helped Texas medical facilities during Hurricane Harvey.

How did the Texas healthcare sector respond to the hurricane in its first hours, and what can providers and payers across the country learn from its response and prior preparation?

Baby Boomers in the ER and the need for better Palliative Care

  Did you know that more than 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age every single day? It’s a staggering figure, but it makes sense considering the overall size of their generation. Born between 1946 and 1964, they are one of the largest population cohorts in U.S. history, with approximately 74 million members alive through 2016. Their […]

Leading with Quality Care as the Focal Point

Leah Williams is the Recruitment and Credentialing Manager at Advanced Medical Reviews. In this week’s segment of “Insights From The Inside” Leah shares her perspective on the importance of quality care.   So you have the most contact with AMR’s Physician network. If you had to name one quality that healthcare professionals share, what would […]

Why I Don’t Believe it’s Patient vs. Payer

The second blog in a series from AMR’s management leadership – “Insights from the Inside” – in which Megan Kaufman, General Manager of AMR, shares her insights on the patient-payer relationship. Too often, claims and appeals processes are portrayed in a way that pits Payers against Patients in the battle for patient wellness and quality […]

Natalya Dawkins, AMR’s Director of Client Success, on her Management Philosophy

The first blog in a series from AMR’s management leadership – “Insights from the Inside” – in which we highlight and share our insights, philosophy, and values, as they relate to our work at AMR.    When I reflect on my management philosophy, I’m reminded of something Peter Drucker said, “so much of what we […]

The Rise of the Doctor-Influencer and the Yelping of Healthcare

Yelp and ZocDoc have turned doctors into influencers.

To grasp the potential of social media in healthcare, we need to look at tools like ZocDoc and reviews aggregators such as Yelp.

Understanding Changes to California’s Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary

Drug formularies help determine which prescription drugs offer the best value.

Unlike national programs such as Supplemental Security Income and state-federal partnerships like Medicaid, the structure and the funding of WC initiatives are entirely determined by statehouses.

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