Reimbursements Driving Better Clinical Outcomes in Behavioral Health

HealthCare Reimburesments

Over the past few years, America has witnessed its health care system shift from a predominately pay-for-service model to one with various reimbursement models that focus on long-term behavioral health improvements, promoting efficiency and reducing costs. It may seem like a tall order for physician payment methods to improve patient care, but the industry agrees […]

URAC Accreditation – Just what is it?

URAC Accreditation

Check out the latest from Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) on URAC Accreditations in a simple infographic. AMR is accredited as both an Independent Review Organization (IRO) for internal and external peer reviews, and for Health Utilization Management (UM).

New Technologies Addressing Mental Health

Virtual Reality

Mental health encompasses factors such as mood swings, stress management and more serious issues like mental illness. A 2014 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that 43.6 million Americans over age 18 experienced some type of mental illness. This isn’t a small or insignificant problem. Individuals suffering from poor mental […]

The Latest Facts on the Mental Health Crisis in America

Mental Health

Approximately 43.6 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some type of mental illness, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). That is more than 18 percent of the U.S. population. At that rate, it’s nearly impossible for someone to go their whole lives without either experiencing mental illness first hand […]

Utilization Review (UR) for Sarcoma Treatment

UR's Role in Sarcoma treatment

Individuals battling sarcoma will undergo countless tests, procedures and treatments over the course of months or years. The goal of Utilization Review is for patients to receive the best care possible. Insurers use an evidence-based approach during Utilization Review to make sure patients do not receive duplicate or un-proven procedures.   Utilization Review During Sarcoma […]

New Findings in Sarcoma

Sarcoma

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer, making up about 1 percent of all adult cancers and about 15 percent of pediatric cancers, according to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. Despite the high rate for childhood and adolescent cancers, the total number of pediatric sarcoma cases is far lower than adult cases because overall there […]

Sarcoma Awareness – Overview of Sarcoma

Sarcoma

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, making it an appropriate time to spread information about this disease and medical advancements surrounding its treatment. The Sarcoma Alliance estimates there are about 14,000 new diagnoses of sarcoma every year. While it is a relatively rare cancer, researchers and physicians continue to try and better understand why it develops […]

Biosimilar Drugs – An Infographic

AMR Biosimilar Infographic

AMR’s latest infographic looks at the both the benefits and concerns of Biosimilar drugs.

The Role of EHRs in Patient Care

EHR

When people visit emergency rooms or even their family physicians, they are more likely to see the doctor use a computer or tablet in the office than pull out a paper file. This is because the health care industry has heavily shifted toward using electronic health records (EHR). These records encapsulate all patient data from […]

IMRs Ensure Patients Receive Objective Decisions Regarding Genetic Testing

genetic-testing-image

Genetic testing is prevalent in modern medicine. It gives physicians definite information about the patient, often supporting a diagnosis or influencing a treatment plan. Common types of genetic tests are prenatal testing and newborn screening for specific diseases or syndromes, predictive and carrier testing such as for the “breast cancer gene” BRCA, or diagnostic testing. […]

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