Figure illustrates this by showing that the vice president of each of these functions reports directly to the president or CEO of the company.
The focus may be on the site of care, the timing or duration of care, or the need for a specific procedure or other service.
The first point of assessment, often called preadmission review, may occur before an elective hospital admission. This is what Greta Harrison and her physician experienced in one of the vignettes that opened this chapter. In this case, the review did not challenge the need for the procedure itself or the need for hospital care, but it did challenge the proposed admission 2 days before surgery.
The terms preservice review and preprocedure review are sometimes used to indicate that the focus of review is the need for a procedure, regardless of whether it is to be performed on an inpatient or an outpatient basis. For emergency or urgent admissions to the hospital when prior review is not reasonable or feasible, admission review may be required within 24 to 72 hours after hospitalization to check the appropriateness of the admission as early as possible.
The vignette describing Mr. Travers involved this technique as well as continued-stay review or concurrent review, which assesses the length of stay for both urgent and nonurgent admissions.
Reviewers may press for timely discharge planning by hospital staff and, in some instances, assist in identifying and arranging appropriate alternatives to inpatient care. In addition, a patient may be required to get a second opinion on the need for certain proposed treatments from a practitioner other than the patient's physician.
Increasingly, preadmission review or preservice review is used to screen patients so that referrals for second opinions are focused on patients for whom the clinical indications for a service are dubious.
To encourage patients covered by a health plan to cooperate in the 2 Medical necessity is another term that is used differently by different people in different contexts.
Some use it generally to cover assessments of the site and duration of care as well as the clinical need for a particular procedure, whereas others use it only in the latter sense.
Those who use the term more restrictively tend to apply the term appropriateness to the former assessments. For a discussion of legal interpretations of medical necessity, see the paper by William A. Helvestine in Appendix A of this report.
Page 19 Share Cite Suggested Citation: Controlling Costs and Changing Patient Care?: The Role of Utilization Management. The National Academies Press. Chapter 3 provides more details about the mechanisms of prior review. Although terms like prior review, predetermination, precertification, and prior authorization of benefits are often used interchangeably, the approval of benefits in advance of service provision may be contingent rather than final.
For example, if a retrospective claims review suggests that the information on which the predetermination was based was seriously flawed, payment of a claim may be denied upon further investigation.
Or if a utilization management firm does not have access to the details of the benefit plan for a group, it might authorize services not covered by the contract. A review of claims prior to payment might then result in denial of benefits.
Since this latter practice usually makes patients unhappy, many utilization management firms try to consider restrictions in a client's health plan in their determinations. Retrospective denials of claims following prior certification appear to be rare, as are refusals to preauthorize services.Management on the Mend is a supremely well-written, fast-moving, example-filled guide to transforming healthcare organizations.
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The case manager has two primary objectives while assessing: case management activities and interventions that are necessary for accomplishing the goals set forth in a client’s case management plan of care.
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