About Us

AppriseMD provides expert physician advisor services

Our licensed, board-certified physicians partner with hospital utilization review teams to deliver MD-level support for daily processes.

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How does AppriseMD provide superior support for hospital utilization review?

We have worked in utilization management in both the payer and provider world as practicing physicians and review physicians for some of the nation’s largest insurance carriers. Having seen the frustrations and challenges felt by hospitals in dealing with utilization review, we have asked ourselves important questions:

Why are payers denying good care?

Why are national evidence-based guidelines not being followed in patient care?

Why are we not helping doctors improve healthcare?

To answer those questions, we created a team to provide:


Physician advisor services for hospital utilization review that reflects real clinical experience.

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A process that includes a clinical conference to discuss every single case.

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Customized services tailored to your hospital size and needs with coverage during weekends, after hours or on holidays.

"We have an increased level of internal quality controls to ensure that reviews are accurate, understandable, actionable and customized to each client’s needs."

Dr. Franklin E Baumann

Our Founder

Franklin E Baumann MD

Dr. Franklin Baumann has worked in the healthcare field for 30 years. He is an experienced surgeon who practiced in the Chicago area performing general, vascular, thoracic and trauma surgery. He has worked directly with patients and review boards seeing both sides of what it means to be responsible for the care and well-being of a sick individual as well as the system delivering that care.

Dr. Baumann founded AppriseMD in 2018 after serving for more than eleven years as a medical director for UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest insurance carriers in the country. As a Care Guidelines Specialist (Utilization Management) as well as an MD expert in post-service pre-payment claim reviews, he gained invaluable experience with healthcare claims issue which he now uses to help clients and lead the AppriseMD team.

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