Levels of Care Impact Medical Necessity Review Success

Level of Care Guidelines are usually derived from generally accepted standards of behavioral health practice. These standards include guidelines and consensus statements produced by professional specialty societies, as well as guidance from governmental sources such as CMS’ National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs).

Accredited IROs Promote a Transparent and Quality Review Process

If you are in the market for an Independent Review Organization (IRO) partner, looking for an IRO that is accredited is a great first step. Accreditation ensures that you receive the highest quality in service and support as well as an IRO who follow strict federal and state regulations. Accredited IROs must comply with important federal and state standards and timelines, ensuring you receive quality support that will help you create efficiencies for your peer review program.

Telehealth Patients Expected to Hit 7 Million by 2018

Telehealth and telemedicine services are becoming a critical options for patients and providers across the country. While helping close gaps in care and help patients who may not have easy access to services, telehealth will be a important part of healthcare change. It's estimated that by 2018 there will be 7 million patients who use telemedicine services, more than double the amount in 2013¹.

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Accreditation Standards Define The Future Of Telehealth

Telehealth services are becoming an increasingly popular option for patients across the US with over 10 million American utilizing some form of telehealth care. Telehealth spending is expected to hit $240 million by 2018¹. As the number of organizations providing telehealth services grows so do concerns surroudning quality of care, costs and compliance. URAC, one of the fastest growing health care accreditation agencies in the world, has launched a new telehealth accreditation.

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