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Executive Health Resources Renews HFMA Peer Review Designation

Chicago, IL, November 17, 2010 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Executive Health Resources (EHR) has once again consistently met "Peer Reviewed by HFMA" standard. HFMA recently reviewed EHR's offerings as part of the periodic evaluation process necessary to maintain EHR's Medicare and Medicaid Medical Necessity Compliance Management, Medicare and Medicaid Denials and Appeals Management, Managed Care/Commercial Payor Denials and Appeals Management and Expert Advisory Services HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.

EHR's comprehensive solutions include: Concurrent Medicare and Medicaid Medical Necessity Compliance Management (including Inpatient and Observation Review and Certification, Cardiology Procedure Review and Certification, Readmission Review and Certification, Continued Stay Review); Governmental Payer Denials and Appeals Management; Managed Care/Commercial Payer Denial Management; and Expert Advisory Services.

EHR delivers its solutions through nearly 600 expert Physician Advisors who are specially-trained in Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations pertaining to inpatient and observation status. EHR employs hundreds of Physician Advisors who possess a wide array of medical specialties and board certifications and help EHR's hospital clients effectively manage clinical care, while maintaining regulatory compliance and sound financial performance. To date, EHR's Physician Advisors have successfully performed more than two million medical necessity reviews, conducted hundreds of audits at hospital facilities, and successfully identified and reversed thousands of inappropriate medical necessity denials, concurrently and retrospectively, at all levels of appeal.

"We are honored to again be included in HFMA's elite Peer Reviewed designation program," explained Robert Corrato, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Executive Health Resources. "In addition to being the first-to-market provider in the medical necessity compliance industry, EHR always strives to be the best-in-market in delivering our solutions and expertise to the hospital provider community. This designation validates that we are achieving our goal, and we look forward to continuing to serve as a true partner with HFMA and its members."

The annual HFMA review process involves collecting feedback from current EHR customers through the distribution of surveys, and EHR continues to score highly and meet the criteria for a product to display the HFMA Peer Review mark:
  • Enhanced productivity for the individual user and for the customer's organization;
  • Ease of installation and use;
  • Accuracy and reliability;
  • Good value for the price;
  • Excellent technical support and customer service; and
  • An overall positive rating from reviewers based on a quantitative scale
"For years HFMA members have asked us to identify viable healthcare finance resources and to filter some of the noise in the market place," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, FHFMA. "We see the new Peer Review Process as a powerful opportunity to do just that."

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 over 35,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. We provide education, analysis, and guidance; we lead change and innovative thinking; and we create practical tools and solutions that help our members get results. Addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues. www.hfma.org

About EHR
Executive Health Resources (EHR), The Physician Advisor Company™, is the leading provider of medical necessity compliance solutions to more than 1,300 hospitals and health systems across the country. Endorsed by the American Hospital Association and Peer Reviewed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, EHR's turnkey, outsourced solutions are deliversed through expertly-trained, technology-supported Physician Advisors. Available 7 days a week, 365 days a year, EHR's Physician Advisors help hospitals effectively manage clinical care, while maintaining regulatory compliance and sound financial performance. Visit www.ehrdocs.com for more information.



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