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Aaron has been in utilization management (that's where they review medical notes and either approve or deny them for insurance reimbursement) for 4 years. He also spent 3 years performing private consulting for non profit wellness institutions and creating clinical practice guidelines.
How did he end up as a utilization reviewer? Aaron graduated from Physical Therapy school in 2006 and began specializing in Orthopedics. But, by the end of the first 5 years he was already sinking into a rut. He was offered a position with some friends from PT school which helped but he was laid off after just two years. Aaron found a clinic owner looking to bring on a partner to build their private practice. However, this was partially earned by the only referring MD. After all these different positions, Aaron realized he had enough of clinical life.
While volunteering on a local PT Board, Aaron had made several friends, one of which knew a company that was a looking for a therapist for clinical/utilization reviewing. And that's how he ended up in UR!