Medical Management Firms and Independent Review Organizations (IRO's)

 


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If your company provides case management, disease management, utilization review or utilization management services still isn’t using an Independent Review Organization to provide preauthorization of the most difficult claims, consider selecting one.

Why? Because with today's fast paced health care decision making, it's important to meet regulatory compliance requirements, and also deliver timely quality of care to the patient members of your health plan. Indeed, treatment preauthorization or concurrent review needs to be done very quickly to make sure that patients get quality care in a timely fashion. In a medical management company, a lot of those decisions are made very quickly and need the knowledge of a physician with a particular specialty or sub specialty area. Only an IRO can provide this breadth of knowledge as quick and easy service to help you to make preauthorization determinations.

As a utilization review unit, your company depends on delivering quality of care decisions to its health plans and subscribers in a fast and cost effective manner and to assure these decisions are made based on medical fact. Your teams are looking at hundreds of cases a day and making determinations that affect the lives of lots of people. Why compromise on the quality of care when it's so easy to apply specialty medical knowledge to each individual case by outsourcing to an IRO.

An IRO is a very effective way for you to deliver high quality decisions on each case, making sure that all patients and members get the treatments they deserve according to the medical facts. An IRO also lets you deny expensive or complex treatments that are unwarranted based on those same medical facts. Such determinations are just as important as assuring that the health care resources are allocated to the patients who require them and not allocated to those who don't need unnecessary treatments. To remain a competitive medical management firm today, you must continuously improve the efficiency of your case management and streamline your medical management teams to provide quality utilization review to your clients. Including an IRO as a part of your decision making process and tapping into its trained specialists is an efficient way to make sure that you deliver quality care to your clients.

About AllMed Healthcare Management
Founded in 1995, AllMed is a URAC-accredited Independent Review Organization (IRO) serving insurance payers, providers, TPAs and claims managers nationwide. Reviews are conducted by board-certified physicians in active practice. AllMed's growing customer base for its independent medical review and hospital peer review services includes premier organizations, such as Educator's Mutual Life, IMS Managed Care, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, HealthGuard, several Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, Allianz and many other leading healthcare payers. Read the AllMed Medical News Blog and the Independent Review Organization Blog .

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