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Summer 2010

President’s Message: Healthcare Reform Expands Opportunities for Care Management Programs

Claire Levitt Claire Levitt, MS
AMM President


With the passage of the new healthcare reform law, many are trying to sort out the details. Among other opportunities, the new law recognizes the value of quality-based, care management programs that support chronicaly ill populations. This article provides some insights on how these new federally-sanctioned programs align with AMM’s current mission, programs and services.

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Reducing Readmissions with Patient Transition Coaching

Julie O’Brien Julie O’Brien, BSN, RN, MS
AMM Vice President/COO


As many as 20 percent of patients discharged from the hospital end up back in the hospital within 30 days – many due to a lack of follow-up care or the patient’s inability to understand and follow doctor’s orders. This story showcases how AMM reduces hospital readmissions through its Patient Transition Coaching Program, which can save costs and improve clinical outcomes.

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The Evolution of Utilization Management

Bernard M. Bettencourt, Jr. Bernard M. Bettencourt, Jr.
DO, MPH, FACEP, CPE
AMM Medical Director


The face of Utilization Management (UM) has changed significantly over the past 20 years. As a result, UM Programs are now much more than just rendering a “medical necessity” determination. Today, UM Programs are part of a larger integrated care management system with an emphasis on quality along with the appropriate utilization of resources. This article reminds us that UM will continue to evolve to keep pace with both public and private sector initiatives.

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Overview of AMM’s Utilization Management Program

This sidebar showcases AMM’s dynamic UM Programs, which can be customized and private-labeled for each client. AMM brings to the table a quality-based, integrated and seamless approach to UM decision-making.

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Employee Spotlight: Pamela Gould, RN
Sales Executive

Pamela Gould Pamela Gould brings more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience from business development and sales management to strategic planning, market analysis, training and development, and clinical assessments. Gould possesses an appreciation for “going the extra mile” when following-up on a sales lead or supporting a client. Read this “Employee Spotlight” to learn more about one of AMM’s rising stars.

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Gearing Up for Healthcare Reform: Phase II

This brief healthcare reform update identifies the major players at the federal regulatory level as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) begins to draft regulations and implement The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama last March.

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Medical Management News

  • More U.S. companies offer financial incentives to motivate employee health
  • Study demonstrates possibility of “universal” flu vaccine
  • One in ten stroke patients experience another stroke within one week after hospital discharge
  • Shorter hospital stays result in higher readmission rates
  • Bariatric surgery rates skyrocket, but quality varies
  • National Case Management Week slated for October 10-16, 2010

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