Advanced Medical Strategies Adds Alice Jamba as Vice President of Clinical Services
Advanced Medical Strategies, the vanguard firm of physician-led claim specialists to health care payors, and publishers of the PredictDx diagnosis cost prediction software, has expanded its staff to include Alice Jamba, RN, as Vice President of Clinical Services. Her role will be to assist the company with clinical research and product development. Jamba joins as AMS continues to solidify its status as the premier clinical review organization.
Jamba adds more than 40 years of medical experience to the AMS underwriting support and clinical review team, having cut her teeth as an RN at New York Presbyterian Medical Center before slowly transitioning into medical review and research in 2003. Her un-paralleled breadth lies in having served as both a healthcare provider and an insurance specialist. Since her transition to the business side she has lent her expertise to a number of companies including Greenwood International insurance and Healthmarket.
“I am personally very excited to have an acquisition like Jamba on board,” says Stacy Borans, MD, Founder and Chief Medical Officer at AMS, “I know how invaluable it is to balance that clinical experience with solid business acumen, and we’re confident that her skills and experience will help AMS to continue its growth and product development goals.
Jamba joins the AMS team to help accommodate growing industry demand for AMS’ core medical review and claim auditing services, and to provide an additional expert eye for clinical review. Among other duties, Jamba will assist AMS with expanding its database of catastrophic diagnoses, available through AMS’ PredictDx subscription. Currently PredictDx can accurately predict the total long-term costs of more than 160 catastrophic diagnoses, including 95% of all cancers. Jamba also will assist with AMS’ claim auditing and independent medical review processes to ensure speed and accuracy of service.
“I admire AMS as a physician-led organization. That level of detail is reflected in an “each-case-is-unique” approach to claims auditing and review, and I really think that philosophy leads to maximized cost-savings for healthcare payors,” says Jamba. “I’m excited to get started.”
AMS is continuing to grow going forward as PredictDx is enhanced and as AMS adds to its growing list of healthcare payors and third party administrators looking to augment their stop-loss initiatives for catastrophic claims with more thorough medical review.
Advanced Medical Strategies is a physician-lead company specializing in advancing the most innovative and proactive solutions for healthcare payors looking to provide excellent care with cost-effective methods. AMS aims to provide peace of mind when dealing with all facets of medical claims.