IRO Transparency Project: Summary

Last year, we published a blog about Washington State's IRO Transparency Project. As the ACA evolves into the next phase of healthcare, states continue using tools and resources developed over the past five years. BHM's continues in its role as a leader in IRO services with an update on Washington's project.

5 Tips for Medical Directors

Whatever the title, Medical Director, CMO, or similar, the responsibilities loom large with little relief in sight. Burnout, recruitment, and retention might be a larger concern than medical necessity criteria, case shaping, and utilization management. The end of the ACA won't likely make things easier. With that in mind, here are 5 time-saving tips for medical directors.

Survey Shows Benefits of Outsourcing Physician Advisor Services

Outsourcing is not a new word for healthcare. The speed of growth of outsourced services is new. Now administrative services joins the ranks of services under outsourcing consideration. A recent survey indicates providers look to outsourcing Physician Advisor complex case review and complex claims review, because they anticipate a decline in reimbursements and inpatient margins narrowing further next year. Almost a 20% growth from 2013 to 2016.

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.

Free Webinar: Beyond Concordance Rates

Free Webinar: Beyond Concordance Rates: BHM’s New Innovations for Improving the Peer Review Process BHM Healthcare Solutions debuts its exciting new web-based suite of data reporting tools! BHM is at the forefront of data mining allowing clients to do a deeper dive on case data. Unlike any other reporting tool in the market today, BHM’s peer review system facilitates more data capture, data mining - analysis, reporting and review. Managing your case data more effectively will reduce costs, improve productivity, and maximize your resources.

5 Tips for Choosing a Peer Review Program

Choosing the right Peer Review Program can be difficult. It’s important to look for a Peer Review Program that distinguishes itself through quality work, ongoing training, full compliance, and the latest technology. You want to trust the organization you choose and make sure they are industry certified. Use these 5 tips to help you choose a Peer Review Program or use as a guide for your current vendor.

Best Practices for Lowering Fraud

Building strong payer/provider relationships is critical to lowering the risk of fraud. Because the nation’s health care industry uses third-party payers such as commercial insurers and Federal and State government, the relationship between payer and provider is one that needs a lot of care and attention. From coding to physical documentation, these 4 tips are outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services as the most important ingredients to successful payer-provider relationships.

CMS Release Gold Mine of Data for Benchmarking Your Operations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Part 2 in a set of data that details information on prescription drugs prescribed by individual physicians and other health care providers and paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. The CMS believes that The Part D Prescriber PUF data will provide healthcare professionals with important information to drive change within the industry. “These data enable a wide range of analyses on the type of prescription drugs paid for under the Medicare Part D program, and on prescription drug utilization and spending generally.”

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