Joint Statement from URAC and NAIRO on Goverment Actions Towards Surprise Medical Bills

ALBANY, NY – June 17, 2019 – URAC and the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) support Congressional legislation to protect patients from “surprise billing.”  This practice has placed financial hardship on patients due to the lack of coordination in our delivery system and the misaligned billing practices of healthcare organizations.  If Congress considers…

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NAIRO Installs 2019-21 Executive Officers

ALBANY, NY – June 10, 2019 – The National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO), the nation’s leading voice of independent medical peer review, is pleased to announce the newly installed Executive Officers of its Board of Directors. NAIRO’s 2019-21 Executive Officers include: President: Ed Bolton Mr. Bolton is the Founder and CEO of Nexus…

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How Clinician Credentialing Best Practices Help Leading Accredited IROs Ensure Independent Medical Review

April 15, 2019 – One of the pillars of protecting the integrity of the review process for all stakeholders within the healthcare industry is to conduct secure and prudent clinician credentialing. This is a critical process within the realm of independent review organizations (IRO) and utilization management (UM) organizations. Vetting and contracting with qualified clinicians…

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NAIRO Releases Roadmap To Guide Rigorous Clinician Credentialing in Medical Review

New white paper defines the highest standards in vetting medical reviewers ALBANY, NY – February 15, 2019 – Today the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) released a publication showcasing the key concept of clinician credentialing within the wider scope of independent medical review and utilization review. The white paper, High-Caliber Credentialing: Protecting the Integrity…

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NAIRO Selects CHMS for Association Management

ALBANY, NY – February 4, 2019 – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the National Association of Independent Review Organizations has selected Capitol Hill Management Services as the new firm for managing the association.  “We are pleased to have a proven national leader in association management to help NAIRO improve our association’s administrative…

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IROs Bring Evidence-Based Standards to Experimental/Investigational Medical Reviews

In the constantly evolving world of medical research and development, cutting-edge treatments start out in a clinical trial setting and, if proven safe and effective, will become acceptable in the day-to-day practice settings of health care providers. Some advanced cancer treatments and biological therapies are just two examples of treatment methods that will pass through…

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