Advanced Medical Reviews Hires Lu Crowder as Clinical Quality Director

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Lu Crowder joins Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) as its new Clinical Quality Director. Crowder, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, joins AMR in this newly formed position to further support and sustain AMR’s focus on high-quality independent medical review services.

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I’ve always felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and worked hard to deliver on my belief that all patients deserve quality care; that is nothing less than I would expect for my family or myself.

Lu Crowder joins Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) as its new Clinical Quality Director. Crowder, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, joins AMR in this newly formed position to further support and sustain AMR’s focus on high-quality independent medical review services. Megan Kaufman, General Manager of AMR, adds, “With a background in nursing, health care policy, and group health and disability services management, Lu possesses the leadership skills and knowledge base to further enhance AMR’s quality assurance measures. We are very excited to have her on our leadership team and look forward to her contributions!”

As AMR’s Clinical Quality Director, Crowder leads the clinical QA department, managing a team of clinical services nurses. Providing support and training, implementing improvement strategies and ensuring AMR’s independent medical reviews meet and exceed clients’ expectations are top priorities for her position. Crowder’s career has primarily been on the client side of independent review services, allowing her a unique opportunity to bring a client perspective to AMR’s work.

In starting a new career journey with AMR, Crowder is very excited to make a difference in people’s lives. “At AMR, we provide a service to our clients and their clients by bringing independent medical reviewers and scientifically validated reasoning to the health care payment and medical, disability and workers’ compensation services decision process,” says Crowder, “We are collectively successful (AMR, our clients and the beneficiaries of service) when our collaboration results in efficient and effective services.”

From an early age, Crowder was intrigued by the limitless possibilities for medicine to help people. She has since used her nursing credentials to forge a career in health care policy and management, working in everything from HR and risk management to disability advocacy services and account management. Her past experience with independent medical reviews is something that she deeply values, and AMR’s belief statement, that we believe every patient should receive quality healthcare, aligns with her own professional values. “I’ve always felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and worked hard to deliver on my belief that all patients deserve quality care; that is nothing less than I would expect for my family or myself. Working in the corporate/payer side of healthcare for much of my career, I’ve learned to balance the perspectives of quality with the economics of healthcare decisions.”

The hiring of Crowder accentuates AMR’s commitment to ensuring its services are grounded in the quality, security, and evidence-based medical guidelines and standards that its clients count on. More than a professional fit, Crowder is also a cultural fit with AMR’s staff, as many staff members share her passion for traveling and sports. A native Memphian, Crowder is a longtime season ticket holder to the local university football and basketball games, and she enjoys road trips, cruises, and flying to exciting destinations around the world.

About Advanced Medical Reviews
AMR delivers physician-led peer reviews to a diverse group of healthcare and legal organizations, including commercial plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. Our commitment is to provide clients with fully integrated, compliant, and cost-effective services emphasizing continuous quality improvement, innovation, and client satisfaction. At AMR, we believe every patient should receive quality healthcare.

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Jennifer Watkins, Marketing Manager
Advanced Medical Reviews
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