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AMR – 2016 in Review [Video Blog]

2017 is here! Last year was a phenomenal year for Advanced Medical Reviews, so let’s take a moment to look back on 2016 and all that we accomplished. We hope you enjoy our very first Video Blog!

Peer Review: Benefiting Patients and Physicians

Many physicians are experts in their areas of practice, but the medical field is vast, and there’s no way for one doctor to be an expert in everything. It is impossible to keep up with each advancement for every condition or treatment option. That is why physicians and health care facilities use the peer review […]

Looking Ahead: Workers’ Compensation Reforms

The goal of workers’ compensation is to support employers and workers in offering the benefits workers need to recover from injuries or support themselves after becoming disabled. Every state has a workers’ compensation insurance system and specific guidelines within which businesses and employees must work. While the system has worked for many years, in recent […]

Reimbursements Driving Better Clinical Outcomes in Behavioral Health

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?

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

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 […]

Utilization Review (UR) for 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 […]

Sarcoma Awareness – Overview of 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 […]

The Role of EHRs in Patient Care

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 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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