External Appeal Agents
Independent Medical Expert Consulting Services
Independent Medical Expert Consulting Services, Inc. (IMEDECS, formerly known as HAYES Plus, Inc.), located in Lansdale Pennsylvania, was certified on June 21, 2001 as an external appeal agent to conduct external reviews in New York. IMEDECS is a nationally accredited independent review organization. The IMEDECS clinical peer network is comprised of experienced board certified physicians and other health care providers qualified to review the patient-specific clinical circumstances of each case. IMEDECS is dedicated to quality health care and improved clinical outcomes. The IMEDECS mission is to provide unbiased, informed expert medical reviews using the latest published scientific evidence and widely accepted practice guidelines. You may visit the IMEDECS website at www.imedecs.com.
Island Peer Review Organization
Island Peer Review Organization (IPRO), located in Lake Success New York, was certified on June 30, 1999 as an external appeal agent to conduct external reviews in New York. IPRO has over 15 years experience as a health care quality evaluation organization. IPRO has an extensive network of clinical peer reviewers, including board certified physicians and other health care professionals, with the expertise to provide a full range of external reviews. IPRO provides ongoing in-service training and re-training for clinical peer reviewers to ensure the optimal level of skill. You may visit IPRO’s web site at www.ipro.org.
Medical Care Management Corporation
Medical Care Management Corporation (MCMC), located in Bethesda Maryland, was certified on July 2, 1999 as an external appeal agent to conduct external reviews in New York State. MCMC provides external reviews to patients, providers, health plans and employers nationwide and has reviewed numerous cases in all areas of medicine. MCMC strives to provide high quality independent reviews in a timely manner. MCMC has a comprehensive network of clinical peer reviewers, including physicians who are board certified specialists, many of whom practice in the nation’s leading medical centers. You may visit MCMC’s web site at www.mcmcllc.com.