Clear communication is essential in many facets of life. Whether it’s a teacher telling students about classroom rules or a physician explaining a diagnosis to a patient, providing easy-to-understand direction is important. This need for clear and open communication is evident in the healthcare industry because it can make the difference in outcomes, patient safety, […]
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In a study conducted by The Journal of Healthcare Information Management, it was discovered that 86 percent of mistakes made in the healthcare industry are administrative. These small administrative mistakes, whether it’s the misspelling of a name or a misrecorded number, can have a major effect when they go unnoticed. With the fast-paced and, at […]
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 […]
What is an IRO and IMR and DUR? Find out what these acronyms mean and how they relate to one another in the latest infographic from AMR!
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!
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 […]
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. […]
Curious about the state of independent medical reviews (IMR) in California’s workers’ comp system? Our infographic shows statistics from 2014 for the top treatment categories and the most common IMR outcomes. Enjoy and share!
How Has the Affordable Care Act Affected IROs? A crucial consumer protection in the Affordable Care Act — the right to appeal to an outside entity when an insurance company denies payment – received relatively little public attention -but it’s creating noteworthy opportunities and challenges for independent review organizations (IROs). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) carves […]