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Mission & Vision

AppriseMD’s physician advisors utilize their medical judgement and clinical expertise to accurately align care status & length of stay with aims of advancing the utilization review process by identifying the root cause of denials so hospitals and health systems can appropriately capture reimbursement that reflects superior patient care. 

Our Mission

AppriseMD's mission is to create a utilization review process that reflects a focus on care and the collaborative nature of medicine.

Our Vision

To enable hospitals and physicians to better care for their communities through superior utilization review.

Partnering with AppriseMD for our utilization management needs has been a great decision. Their team is very easy to work with, they are responsive to our needs, and have formed a true partnership with us as we work through system realignment for our utilization management functions.”

- Angela Wilson Reis, BSN, RN, Director of Utilization Management for UnityPoint Health


Our Founder

Franklin E. Baumann, MD, 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.

Optimize patient care, reduce denials and maximize reimbursement through our unique approach to achieving excellence in utilization management.

Discuss your hospital’s utilization and denial management needs with our team.


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