Marlene Reed, RN Joins CompPartners as Utilization Review Manager

IRVINE, CALIF. (May 27, 2009) — CompPartners has selected Marlene Reed, RN to serve as utilization review manager. Her responsibilities include ensuring timely recommendations addressing medical necessity and appropriateness of requested treatment while maintaining a focus on quality medical care and adherence to evidence-based medical guidelines.

Reed brings more than 20 years experience in health care and managed care to the position. She has a strong background in training and development, quality improvement, credentialing, and accreditation preparation.

Most recently, Reed worked for Odyssey Healthcare as director/manager of patient care services. Previously, as project manager for customer service at PacifiCare, she was responsible for projects related to regulatory issues, including HIPAA and Medicare Part D.

She holds a Master's of Health Care Administration from the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif. and a Bachelor of Health Science degree from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. She is a Licensed California Registered Nurse and has held certifications in healthcare quality and diabetes education.

About CompPartners
Established in 1998, CompPartners is a managed care organization serving State funds, insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, and other workers’ compensation payers in California.  Services encompass a medical network, physician peer review, utilization review, medical bill review, Medicare Set-Aside analyses, medical and disability case management using evidence-based guidelines, and employee enrollment services. CompPartners was the first organization to be nationally accredited by URAC as an external review organization for workers’ compensation and was one of California’s first Health Care Organizations to be certified and one of the first to launch a Medical Provider Network. CompPartners can be reached at 949-253-3111 or

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Media Contact:  Helen King Knight, APR, King Knight Communications, 813-837-1701; Helen@KingKnight.comNote to Editors:  Photo of Reed available
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