Month: March 2022

AHA’s advocacy of rural hospital issues is needed

The American Hospital Association (AHA) updated rural hospital leaders regarding its 2022 Rural Advocacy Agenda during the recent AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Phoenix, AZ, attended by AppriseMD CEO Franklin E Baumann, MD. “The 2022 Rural Advocacy Agenda focuses on broader, forward-looking legislative and regulatory priorities that are not necessarily connected to the …

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P2P Review for Multiple Sclerosis Case

Case Study: Multiple Sclerosis inpatient stay denial upheld

Determining level of care as a live case review can be difficult when doctors are still waiting on imaging and deciding upon treatment plans. One such live case review involved a patient with multiple sclerosis as detailed here, which AppriseMD recommended for inpatient level of care. The insurance company denied the inpatient stay. After completing …

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P2P Review for Angina Case

Case Study: Chest Pain, Unstable Angina P2P reveals intricate case

Patients admitted to the hospital with chest pain and other significant findings in the ER can still be denied for inpatient stay by insurance companies. One case involving a patient with severe stenosis of the right coronary artery and another critical lesion shows how an initial denial by the insurance company can be overturned after …

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Peer To Peer Review for Hospital Cases

Case Study: Acute diverticulitis stay denied

Healthcare insurance companies often deny inpatient hospital stays if the information provided does not show intensity of services significant enough to need inpatient care. If the patient’s care is more intense than the medical record implies a Peer-to-Peer discussion can provide more critical information to the insurance company. CLINICAL SUMMARY: Acute Diverticulitis A 69-year-old female …

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Peer To Peer Reviews for Hospital Cases

Case Study: Post C-section wound infection and asthma exacerbation denial overturned

A recently denied inpatient hospital admission for asthma exacerbation and wound infection was overturned when the insurance company was made aware of additional symptoms that doctors deemed high risk and worthy of a higher level of care. Clinical information sent by the hospital to the insurance company did not show the need for the extra level …

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Review for Denied Inpatient Hospital Stays

Case Study: Denied inpatient stay due to suicidal ideation and drug overdose overturned

A recent case reviewed by AppriseMD showed a good example of how a case that on the surface appears inpatient appropriate can still be denied by the insurance company and overturned on peer-to-peer (P2P). Oftentimes a level-headed conversation with the insurance company will lead to the correct outcome. The case involved a drug overdose and …

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