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Understanding the Acronyms of Independent Medical Reviews

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!

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!

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 […]

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. […]

Treatment Categories for Independent Medical Reviews in CA Infographic

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?

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 […]