HARRISBURG, Pa., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- July 1 marks the 25th anniversary of the Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO™), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From its humble beginnings as a Medicare peer review organization, KePRO has grown into a national quality improvement and care management company, servicing commercial and government clients from eight offices in seven states.
Donald E. Harrop, MD, has been KePRO's President for all 25 years. "KePRO has been able to survive and thrive because we are making ethical decisions about medical care the patients we serve need," said Dr. Harrop. "We ensure the patients we serve get the medical care they need, and don't get care they don't need."
By providing independent, evidence based medical solutions, KePRO has grown its business in 7 states (Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) to serve its diverse client base. "KePRO has been very successful, especially in the past five years," said Joseph A. Dougher, CEO. "We've won three large state Medicaid contracts and added numerous commercial accounts. In 2010, we've begun new fraud and abuse work in Florida and added three clients, including our most recent success, being named the TRICARE Quality Monitoring Contractor for the Department of Defense."
KePRO is not just adding new business in these tough economic times, it is expanding its product offerings. Earlier this year, the company introduced KePRO™ Engage Health, an interactive digital wellness and lifestyle management product. KePRO now has products that cover every phase of life:
- KePRO™ Engage Health Wellness and Lifestyle Management
- KePRO™ Prior Authorization and Utilization Management
- KePRO™ Enhanced Utilization Management
- KePRO™ Case Management, which includes:
- KePRO™ Episodic Case Management
- KePRO™ Care Coordination
- KePRO™ Complex Case Management
- KePRO™ Maternity Management
- KEPRO™ Cancer Management
- KePRO™ Cancer Treatment Plan Validation
- KePRO™ End of Life Management
- KePRO™ Chronic Care Management
- KePRO™ Appeal and Review Services, which includes:
- KePRO™ Medical Necessity Review
- KePRO™ First and Second Level Appeal
- KePRO™ Medical Malpractice Review.
In addition to adding new jobs, KePRO is also looking to positively impact the communities in which employees live and work through corporate citizenship efforts. This year, the company chose the American Diabetes Association as the national charitable foundation it will support. Employees will participate in walks this fall and conduct other fundraising efforts. KePRO also supports local food banks and other philanthropic efforts, and raised over $12,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation last year.
KePRO™ is a care management and quality improvement organization servicing commercial and public clients. Since 1985, the company has touched the lives of over 18 million members. KePRO is successful because it stays abreast of industry trends and evidence-based guidelines to design products that address the biggest health care cost drivers, and interventions that fit the busy lifestyles of the members it serves. In 2009, KePRO reviewed over 1.1 million cases, delivering a 9:1 return on investment for its clients.
Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. For more information, visit www.kepro.org.