Statistics regarding the current opioid crisis in the U.S. continue to indicate cause for alarm in comparison to previous years. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, a subset of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated 115 people in the U.S. die every day from opioid-related overdoses as of March 2018. […]
Tag: drug utilization reviews
Physicians are working toward a consensus on appropriate opioid prescription practices while navigating structural challenges to consistent and safe prescribing.
The 21st Century Cures Act, the opioid crisis, and the cost of pharmaceuticals dominated the headlines of 2016, highlighting the importance of understanding how prescription drugs work in today’s healthcare industry. One valuable tool used by employers, health plans and pharmacists is Drug Utilization Review (DUR). AMR created a quick reference guide to DUR so you […]
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 […]
Data from drug utilization reviews reveal the benefits of reviewing opioid prescriptions in workers’ comp cases. Here is a summary of our findings from a white paper by AMR’s Hamed Hafizi, MPH.
The team at Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) is a talented and diverse group of individuals who all work with the same intention that everyone deserves quality healthcare. AMR is not a research organization; however, over the last twelve years we have accumulated a mass amount of data from our peer review services that we believe […]