These interventions are collectively referred to here as the utilization management
Active utilization management
benefits patients by decreasing the total cost of testing, and ultimately increasing the value of the test.
Breaking new ground in the healthcare IT sector, Infina Connect provides cloud-based drug utilization management
and care utilization management
solutions that have a profound impact on cost and outcomes for large patient populations.
Lastly, the level-of-care assignment, amount of case management services, and other services provided would be subject to the utilization management
Even if drugs are included in formularies, many plans may institute utilization management
tools, such as prior authorization.
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Medicare Part D drug plans often employ utilization management
techniques, such as prior authorization, for commonly prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotics, according to a report from the Medicare Rights Center.
The premise on which managed care--particularly health maintenance organizations--was built included closed networks, tight utilization management
Richard Celko, DMD, MBA, and Certified Dental Consultant (CDC) is the national dental director of utilization management
for Aetna and president-elect of the American Association of Dental Consultants (AADC), the professional organization for dental benefits consulting, dental claims management and plan administration.
Levin, M.D., the national medical director of HealthHelp, a radiology utilization management
company based in Houston, Tex.
At United Healthcare, the utilization management
function was replaced by a fairly intensive effort to identify patients with chronic conditions that can be more effectively managed, she said.
Managed care organizations generally use three of the tools to reduce expenditures: selecting low cost providers, bargaining for lower rates, and utilization management
. The economic differences between managed care plans lie in which of these three tools are applied and to what degree.