Author: Advanced Medical Reviews

Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry

Mergers, acquisitions and other forms of consolidation in the healthcare industry are nothing new, but the increasing number of them occurring over the past few years is. Consolidation has increased noticeably since 2009 and doubled from 2011-2015. Statistics from Becker’s Hospital Review paint a clear picture of how consolidation has already shaped the healthcare industry: […]

The Merits of IME and IMR

The business world is full of acronyms. Terms such as ROI (return on investment), CMS (content management system), CPL (cost per lead), KPI (key performance indicator) and API (application program interface) are discussed by many working professionals on a regular basis. Two well-known acronyms for health plans and payers are IME, otherwise known as independent […]

Why It’s Vital to Integrate Medical and Behavioral Health Services

As the relationship between medical and behavioral health becomes better understood, research indicates that patients suffering from mental illness and/or conditions such as eating disorders, drug dependency, alcoholism and addiction benefit most from integrated care, which addresses the patient’s physical and mental health needs with equal credence.  While mental health illnesses and conditions can be […]

Workers’ Compensation and Disability Reviews with IROs

Beginning in 1908, federal and state governments established workers’ compensation (WC) programs for employees in hazardous work environments. Programs were enacted in all 50 states by 1949, and the social insurance program is still regulated state-by-state today. That is not to say, however, that nothing has changed. Workers’ compensation programs have expanded and improved significantly […]

Evidence-Based Reporting in Independent Medical Reviews: Abounding in Benefits

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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