Chicago - January 19, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Executive Health Resources, Inc. (EHR) has once again consistently met the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard. HFMA recently reviewed EHR as part of the annual evaluation process necessary to maintain EHR's comprehensive solutions' HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.
  
EHR's comprehensive solutions include: Medicare and Medicaid Medical Necessity Compliance Management; Medicare and Medicaid DRG Coding and Medical Necessity Denials and Appeals Management; Managed Care/Commercial Payor Admission Review and Denials Management; and Expert Advisory Services. To date, EHR's Physician Advisors have performed more than 4 million medical necessity reviews, conducted hundreds of audits at client hospital facilities and successfully identified and appealed thousands of inappropriate medical necessity denials, concurrently and retrospectively, at all levels of appeal.

"EHR is proud to be honored for a sixth consecutive year with HFMA's elite Peer Review designation," explained Robert Corrato, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Executive Health Resources. "This appointment is extremely valuable because it is based on our customers' feedback. EHR strives to deliver valuable solutions and customer service excellence to our more than 2,000 hospital clients. This designation validates that we continue to achieve these goals and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our longstanding partnerships with HFMA and its members."

HFMA's Peer Reviewed process is designed to provide healthcare finance professionals with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process consists of a peer review panel that includes current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and expert HFMA Peer Review board members. Peer Review status approval of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"We're pleased to have EHR renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality and value." 

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 37,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management.  The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.

Contact HFMA

Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(708) 492-3329
jkeltner@hfma.org  

About EHR

Executive Health Resources, Inc. (EHR), The Physician Advisor Company™, is the leading provider of medical necessity compliance solutions to more than 2,000 hospitals and health systems across the country. Endorsed by the American Hospital Association and Peer Reviewed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, EHR's comprehensive solutions are delivered through expert Physician Advisors who are specially-trained in Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations relating to medical necessity and have real-time access to EHR's database of more than 4 million validated medical necessity reviews. The unmatched intelligence generated from this database of medical necessity reviews and EHR's extensive library of clinical and regulatory evidence-based research is delivered directly to each EHR Physician Advisor through a unique and scalable workflow technology platform known as EHRic™ (EHR Information Center). The platform helps to ensure accurate, timely and defensible medical necessity recommendations in a rapid turn-around setting and drives EHR's leading quality assurance, analytics, and customized reporting offerings. Learn more about EHR at www.ehrdocs.com

Contact  Executive Health Resources, Inc. (EHR)

Audra Murphy
Corporate Communications Manager
Executive Health Resources
amurphy@ehrdocs.com
(610) 550-7462