A number that seems to be continuously growing is the amount of healthcare spending in the United States, which has reached $3.5 trillion. According to research and multiple studies, this amount is high due to unnecessary medical treatment. Also referred to as “low-value care,” unnecessary medical treatment occurs when the risk for harm outweighs the […]
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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: […]
Our recent roundtable discussion revolved around what stewardship means to each individual and how Advanced Medical Reviews’ work represents careful and responsible management with our clients. See what the account management team at AMR—Natalya Dawkins (Senior Client Success Manager), Akina Lantow (Account Manager), Ally Michailov (Account Manager), Norma Nevarez (Senior Account Manager), Fabeha Khan (Account […]
Someone may tell you something very profound, but if it’s said in a language you don’t understand, it’s probably not going to mean much to you. Similarly, having access to a lot of information isn’t very helpful if there’s no practical way to use it. That’s where the application of data analysis and blockchain comes […]
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 […]
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, […]
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!