A Comparative Study of the Efficiency of Non-Invasive Imaging Modalities

November 3, 2015

The Evaluation of Outpatient Chest Pain and the Sequential Relationship between Coronary Imaging Modalities Leading to Percutaneous Coronary Interventions at the Patient Level Chest pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit physicians. For those patients, the first diagnostic test they receive will have a significant impact...

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Re-Examining Sleep Apnea Treatment

October 13, 2015

HealthHelp Refocuses OSA Testing to Cut Costs While Delivering Superior Care to Patients About 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, making it as common as type 2 diabetes, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Most of those sufferers have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), defined as repeated episodes of...

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Imaging Abuse: Diagnosis and Treatment

May 8, 2015

Through involvement in the last step of HealthHelp’s three-tier radiology benefit management (RBM) process over the past four years, Jeffrey D. Robinson, M.D, radiologist, has unique insight into imaging abuse. After conducting more than 30,000 peer-to-peer telephone consultations, he concludes that providers’ inappropriate requests for imaging studies are often...

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The Impact of a Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) Program: Does the Specialty of the Referring Provider Matter?

February 4, 2015

By: David P. Friedman, M.D.; Nancy Smith, B.S.; and Kiran Talekar, M.D. Purpose HealthHelp, a specialty benefits management company focused on collaborative care management, provides radiology benefits management (RBM) to help referring physicians order the best-suited diagnostic imaging examinations for patients enrolled in national and local health plans. HealthHelp’s...

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Reducing Radiation Exposure from CT through UM

June 18, 2014

By: Mark D. Hiatt, MD, MBA, MS Purpose Exams that irradiate patients are common in today’s healthcare system. Although inadvertent, often exams are inappropriately or unnecessarily performed. This study evaluates the efficacy of utilization management (UM) in reducing unnecessary medical radiation. Methods The national health insurance plan studied covered...

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