CHICAGO, May 11 Morrisey Associates has integrated Milliman Care Guidelines' CareWebQIŽ Version 2.0 software with its Morrisey Concurrent Care Manager(TM) (MCCM(TM)) software. CareWebQI is interactive point-and-click software that provides access to the Milliman Care GuidelinesŽ. It allows healthcare organizations to capture and report on real-time clinical data, measure healthcare performance against national quality standards, track variances from best practices and identify inappropriate care.
"Building the Care Guidelines into MCCM provides seamless integration between the two applications, making it easier than ever for MCCM customers to facilitate patient care decisions that are based on recognized clinical guidelines," says Jim Nutter, president of Morrisey. "We are excited to be able to provide our customers with this functionality."
The guidelines are updated annually and span the continuum of care, including chronic care and behavioral health management. Providing much more than authorization criteria, they drive high-quality care through such tools as care pathway tables, flagged quality measures and integrated medical evidence.
"Access to evidence-based clinical guidelines and tools that improve the quality of care enables Morrisey customers to effectively manage their review processes and quality initiatives," says Lynn Nemiccolo, vice president of product management for Milliman Care Guidelines. "We are glad to be able to partner with Morrisey in our mutual goal of helping healthcare organizations achieve best practices across the spectrum of care."
About Morrisey Associates
Chicago-based Morrisey Associates is a world-class healthcare solutions provider, offering a comprehensive suite of best-of-breed credentialing and care management applications, along with industry-leading consulting services and flexible licensing options. To learn more, visit www.morriseyonline.com or call 312/431-0123.
About Milliman Care Guidelines
Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, a Milliman company, is based in Seattle and independently develops and produces evidence-based clinical guidelines and software used by more than 1,700 clients, including more than 950 hospitals, seven of the eight largest U.S. health plans and 25 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid audit contractors. Covering the continuum of care, the seven-product Care Guidelines series is updated annually and used to support the care management of a majority of Americans. For more information, visit www.careguidelines.com or call 888/464-4746.
Milliman Care Guidelines is a wholly owned subsidiary of Milliman Inc., which is among the world's largest independent actuarial and consulting firms. Founded in Seattle in 1947 as Milliman & Robertson, the company now has 52 offices in key locations worldwide. Milliman employs more than 2,400 people. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services. Milliman serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.milliman.com.
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