Working with a URAC-accredited Independent Review Organization can be beneficial to hospitals and hospital chains in many ways:
Reduced sense of bias.
By contracting with an outside, nationally accredited and independent organization, clients can alleviate any perception of bias that would stem from overlapping social and professional relationships among hospital medical staff. Even the perception of bias unfortunately can lead increased potential liability and conflicts of interest; MCN serves as a neutral third party in completing reviews.
Timely completion and follow-up on performance issues.
Independently identifying provider performance issues (which can negatively impact the public's perceptions and the hospital's bottom line) will save clients time, money, and their valuable reputation.
Consistent Quality Assurance.
Each MCN report is reviewed by a trained member of our Client Services Department, whose staff includes a highly trained and experience Utilization Review Nurse. MCN’s Medical Director conducts periodic audits of reports completed by each provider on MCN’s panel. This allows for a consistent, high-quality report with no quality variation due to differing standards among multiple reviewers.
Decreased turn-around times and savings in hospital staff time.
MCN recruits, credentials, and trains the providers to meet each client’s unique requirements, so you don’t have to. With ready access to a large national panel, MCN can quickly schedule reviews without losing time in identifying and on-boarding new members.
Access to wider pool of specialties and reviewers.
MCN works with providers in more than 90 medical specialties, and selects reviewers for each case from our national panel of over 24,000 provider scheduling options.
Cost savings and better utilization of staff time.
Allowing hospital medical staff to focus their valuable time on treating patients while reviews are completed by professionals at competitive hourly rates.