July 12, 2022
AppriseMD partners with UnityPoint Health to improve physician advisor services for utilization management
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Chicago, IL -- AppriseMD announced a new partnership today with UnityPoint Health to provide utilization management physician advisor services to its entire hospital system of 20 regional hospitals across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Previously, AppriseMD supported the UnityPoint Health Quad Cities hospital utilization management departments. The new partnership expands physician advisor services throughout the UnityPoint Health enterprise, bringing a new level of customer service and expertise to its utilization management teams.
“From our partnership with their Quad Cities hospitals, we have seen how forward-thinking UnityPoint Health is when it comes to improving utilization management,” Franklin E Baumann, MD, CEO and founder of AppriseMD, said in announcing the partnership. “We are excited to expand our services to provide physician advisors for utilization review to the entire UnityPoint Health enterprise and look forward to staying on the cutting edge of utilization management.”
“Partnering with AppriseMD for our utilization management needs has been a great decision” said Angela Wilson Reis, BSN, RN, director of utilization management for UnityPoint Health. “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.”
UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems, providing care to both metropolitan and rural communities across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, UnityPoint Health has relationships with more than 450 physician clinics, 20 regional and 19 community network hospitals, seven community mental health centers, four accredited colleges and home care services throughout its nine regions. UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 33,000 employees who are dedicated to making it easier for people to live well.