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NAIRO Symposium

As the leader in independent medical review, NAIRO and its member organizations, which comprise URAC-accredited groups, provide objective, unbiased medical determinations, using board-certified medical reviewers, to help clinical and claims management professionals appropriately allocate health care resources.

NAIRO performs its work collaboratively in committees and working groups. It holds quarterly member conference calls, and an annual Symposium to help inform current and prospective IRO members as well as healthcare organizations, media, analysts, and legislative and regulatory dignitaries.

COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

NAIRO has several committees that meet monthly, and from time to time initiates working groups to handle specific projects. NAIRO leadership comprises the Executive Committee, with the elected President as the Chair. The Executive Committee oversees nominations and approval for the various committee Chairs.

Accreditation Committee

Chair: Alexandra Stromquist, AllMed

Legislative/Regulatory Committee

Chair: Aja Leichliter, MRIoA

Membership and Marketing Committee

Co-Chairs:
Caitlin Bascue, NEXUS
Richard Lynch, ProPeer

Symposium Committee

Chair: Frances Scott, ESMSEF

URAC Standards Committee Representative

Joyce Muller, iMEDECS

 

FULL MEMBERS

Alicare Medical Management   AllMed   C2C Innovative Solutions
         
CIMRO   Claims Eval   Concentra
         
EdiPhy Advisors   ESMSEF    FHAS
Focus Health Inc.  

HealthClaim Solutions

  HHC Group
 HQSI   

iMEDECS 

   IPRO 
         
Lumetra   MAXIMUS   MCMC 
MCN   New York County Health Services Review Organization   Medical Review Institute of America
         
MET Healthcare Solutions    MPRO   

NEXUS 

 Physicians Review Organization   ProPeer Resources   Provider Resources Inc 
 SFUR        

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

CoreVisory, an MMRO Company   QTC

 

AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Arete Healthcare Solutions   Doctus USA   Greeley


URAC ACCREDITATION FOR IROS

IROs that achieve URAC accreditation are committed to a fair and impartial medical peer review process that benefits both patients and physicians with grievances. The URAC accreditation is designed to assure that IROs are free from conflicts of interest, establish qualifications for physician performing independent medical peer review, address medical necessity and experimental treatment issues, have reasonable time periods for standard and expedited peer reviews, and appeals processes.

Accredited IROs pass a rigorous review occurring in multiple phases. The initial phase, which consists of completing the application forms and supplying supporting documentation, usually takes several months. The remaining three phases of the URAC accreditation process cover a period of approximately six months. These phases include the following:

  1. Desktop Review A thorough documentation review including audits of items such as formal policies and procedures, organizational charts, position descriptions, contracts, sample template letters, and program descriptions and plans for departments such as quality management and credentialing.
  2. Onsite Review – An onsite review to verify compliance with URAC standards. Management is interviewed about the organization’s programs and staff is observed performing its duties. Audits are conducted and personnel and credentialing files analyzed. Education and quality management programs are reviewed in detail.
  3. Committee Review – A review by two URAC committees that include professionals from a variety of areas in health care as well as industry experts selected from or chosen by URAC’s member organizations. The committee review process begins with a written summary documenting the findings of the desktop and onsite reviews. This summary is submitted to URAC’s Accreditation Committee for evaluation with discussion with the review team as needed. An accreditation recommendation is then forwarded to URAC’s Executive Committee, which has the authority to grant accreditation.

IROs that successfully meet all requirements are awarded a Full two-year accreditation, and an accreditation certificate is issued to each company site that participated in the accreditation review.

 

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