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uti·liza·tion re·view

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  1. utilization reviewnoun

    A review of the use of medical resources at a medical facility for purposes of cost control.


  1. utilization review

    Utilization management (UM) or utilization review is the use of managed care techniques such as prior authorization that allow payers, particularly health insurance companies, to manage the cost of health care benefits by assessing its appropriateness before it is provided using evidence-based criteria or guidelines. Critics have argued that if cost cutting by insurers is the focus of their use of UM criteria, it could lead to healthcare rationing by overzealous denial of care as well as retrospective denial of payment, delays in care, or unexpected financial risks to patients.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Utilization Review

    An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utilization review in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utilization review in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of utilization review in a Sentence

  1. Valerie Weber:

    I have to fight for treatments all doctors and surgeons say I need. Everyone was saying I need this, and yet my claim was sent to utilization review and being denied.

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