A Vision for Improving Healthcare in America

Monday, September 15, 2008 General News
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LANSDALE, Pa., Sept. 15 NAIRO, the nation'sleader in transforming healthcare, announced the release of a new positionpaper entitled "A Vision for Improving Health Care in America."

The five-page paper briefly outlines four important points that can helpimprove the uniformity of the nation's healthcare:

-- Moving toward universal health care under a multi-payer system toincrease the number of insured Americans

-- Creating a national policy defining the role of independent medicalreview to help reduce healthcare costs and increase uniformity

-- Establishing a uniform national policy clearly describing the processfor consumers to appeal for coverage denied by a medical reviewer, andstrengthening independent review mechanisms for appeals

-- Making decisions about healthcare claims more uniform by basing them onevidence-based medicine that combines both a doctor's clinical expertise andthe best available clinical evidence available from systematic research.

"We believe these four points are key steps toward providing more uniformaccess to healthcare and streamlining America's existing healthcare system,"said Joyce Muller, NAIRO president. "As the 2008 political season heats up, wehope both presidential candidates and state representatives address thesepoints as they discuss national healthcare issues."

NAIRO's position paper is available on its Website,http://nairo.org/_pdf/NAIRO_PositionPaper2008.pdf, for downloading andcomment.

About NAIRO

Formed in 2000, NAIRO works to promote the value and integrity of theindependent medical review process, as a key part of the solution to America'shealthcare crisis. Its members embrace an evidence-based approach toindependent medical review to resolve coverage disputes between enrollees andtheir health plans. For more information, visit www.nairo.org.

SOURCE NAIRO


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