Utilization Review Executives Point Out Most Important Reasons for Increased UR Processes
Manasquan, N.J. -- The use of technological solutions was the most popular method for increasing the efficiency of utilization review (UR) in managed care, according to an exclusive survey conducted by The Managed Care Information Center (MCIC).
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Findings from the survey of utilization review professionals appeared in The Executive Report on Managed Care, a twice-monthly newsletter published by MCIC. Results showed more than one-third of respondents said the use of the Internet, software and other technological solutions was the most important factor in increasing the efficiency of UR in their organization.
About 20 percent of respondents attributed greater UR efficiency to improved UR guidelines. Slightly more than 15 percent said disease and case management was the top reason for increased UR efficiency. Other top reasons included: reviewing/auditing internal processes; increasing education and/or training; hiring of additional and/or more qualified staff members; and earning URAC accreditation.
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