The External Peer Performance Evaluation (EPPE) is an affordable external peer-review option suitable for ongoing ROUTINE assessments and focused performance analysis. It is designed to evaluate the performance of a single practitioner or multiple practitioners in a department.
The client provides a small, focused record for review – fewer than 100 pages. As such, these reviews are not expected to take as long as comprehensive independent peer reviews (less than 60 minutes in most instances). EPPE is not appropriate for neurosurgery or mortality reviews, or if there is a known or strong suspicion of a quality concern.
This notice serves as a reminder that the Certification and Acceptance statements you previously signed remain in full force and effect. You have agreed to abide by the letter and spirit of CIMRO’s Confidentiality Policy, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Code of Business Conduct. You also acknowledged your understanding and agreement that any failure to fully comply with the letter and spirit of the Code, including any related confidentiality and/or conflict of interest activities and their reporting requirements, will be grounds for immediate termination of employment, subcontract, other contractual relationship or removal from the Board of Directors, as the case may be.
Due to increased demand, we are in particular need of the following Physician Reviewer specialties:
We wanted to share some positive comments from our 2022 New Client Surveys:
“CIMRO has been very helpful, responsive, and delivered a review that met our needs more promptly than expected.”
The Nominating Committee is seeking interested applicants for the CIMRO Board of Directors with its upcoming election in March 2023. Terms are for three (3) years and a Board of Director may serve no more than four (4) consecutive terms. Board meetings are either held in Champaign, IL or via Microsoft Teams.
“CIMRO’s mission is to support improvements in the appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and quality of patient care and outcomes. We have remained steadfast with our commitment to our Mission for 50 years while also diversifying to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry and expanding to offer services nationally. Few organizations have the privilege of saying that. It’s an exciting time for CIMRO. Our organization continues to grow and achieve new levels of excellence, which wouldn’t be possible without our committed team, expert physician reviewers, and supportive Board of Directors. Cheers to 50 more!”
Dr. Ronald Johnson, Vice-Chair, CIMRO Board of Directors
CIMRO has been serving the public and private healthcare sectors since 1972 by providing high quality, unbiased peer review at reasonable prices. CIMRO holds a wide variety of private, state, and governmental healthcare-related contracts, and maintains a roster of nearly 425 credentialed physician and non-physician clinical peer reviewers. Millions of peer reviews have been conducted over the years and are consistently completed timely 99.4% of the time. Clients rate overall satisfaction with CIMRO at 4.9 on a 5-point Likert scale.
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Join a team whose skills, commitment and dedication to quality have made us a leader in the healthcare field! We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including competitive compensation, a 401(k) plan for tax deferred employee savings, plus employer pension contributions, tuition reimbursement, group health, life insurance, a cafeteria plan and dental benefits. CIMRO is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are currently looking to fill two positions:
Responsible for clerical activities in support of physician recruitment, credentialing, education, orientation, and monitoring. Assists with initial intake case process, scheduling, and a variety of administrative functions, as requested.
If interested in either position, submit your resume, via email, to Cynthia Le.
Performs all aspects of case review/processing. Ensures completeness of review request, selects and interacts with physician/clinical peer review, prepares final reports, and interacts with client/medical facilities, as indicated.
If interested in either position, submit your resume, via email, to Cynthia Le.
Holdhusen held several senior leadership and executive roles in his 28 years of service with the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s largest non-for-profit provider of care, housing and services for seniors and others in need.
His earlier career included 15 years at Missouri River Energy Services where he served as CEO with management of the consumer-owned electric utility company. His top skills include strategic planning, project management and leadership. Holdhusen is retired and is currently serving his second term on the Great Plains QIN Board of Directors and has served on the Finance and Compliance Committee since May 2020.
Kristin Rodriguez, MS
Rodriguez currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Health Plan Alliance.
She previously served as the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for the Gorman Health Group and Executive Director for RISE.
Rodriguez is a mission driven healthcare executive with a track record of launching successful products and transforming organizations to solve problems, bring people together and create lasting value. She is a high-energy, hands-on leader who has extensive experience in change management and possesses a breadth of diverse execution management and value delivery.
April Vogelsang, MS, RN, NEA-BC, will be CIMRO’s next CEO with the upcoming retirement of Tina Georgy.
Vogelsang has over 25 years of progressive healthcare and health services leadership experience. For the past 15 years, she held various positions at Carle Health, most recently serving as the System SVP & Chief Clinical Integration Officer. At Health Alliance Medical Plans & Carle Health, she provided strategic and operational oversight for health plan clinical operations and Carle Health enterprise integrated Population Health and Care Management, including Stratum Med Accountable Care Organization. She has consistently achieved high employee engagement rates and organizational goals.
Prior to joining Carle Health, Vogelsang worked at CIMRO for 10 years as the Director of Operations. She was instrumental in the start-up operations of CIMRO of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE) with award of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Quality Improvement Organization contract in 2002. In 2019, Vogelsang was elected to the CIMRO Board of Directors. Since 2020, as part of the CIMRO Enterprise, she serves as a Corporate Representative on the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) Board of Directors and is Chair of the GPQIN Finance and Compliance Committee.
CIMRO Board Chair, Dr. Barry Slotky said, “The Board and staff are thrilled April has accepted the CIMRO CEO position. April’s health system experience and quality management expertise, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the CIMRO Enterprise, makes her a perfect fit to further strengthen and grow the organization. She has proven leadership abilities and we are confident she will lead CIMRO to new levels of excellence.”
Vogelsang is a registered nurse and holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration. She serves as a Board member for Leadership Illinois and is a member of a variety of health care and related trade organizations.
Tina Georgy, RN, MS, will be retiring in January 2023 after 37 years with the organization; having served as its CEO for 23 years. Vogelsang will begin her position as CIMRO’s CEO on August 22, 2022. During the transition, Georgy will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer until her retirement in January 2023.
Champaign, IL – CIMRO’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tina Georgy, RN, MS, will retire in January 2023 after 37 years with the organization and having served as its CEO for 23 years.
“For over three decades, Georgy’s executive level leadership has been a cornerstone to the CIMRO enterprise. Like so many companies, CIMRO has reinvented itself several times by expanding its service lines and creating new partnerships,” said CIMRO’s Board of Director’s Chair Barry Slotky, MD. “In a very competitive and continually evolving environment, her leadership has been the cornerstone for the organization’s success. We wish her the very best in her retirement.”
In addition to serving as CIMRO’s CEO, Georgy also provided executive oversight over multiple entities as part of the CIMRO enterprise, including 11 years as its Chief Operating Officer prior to being named CEO. These roles included serving as the CEO of CIMRO of Nebraska, which was established in 2003 with award of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contract. CMS consolidated QIO contracts in 2014 and Georgy led the formation of Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (GPQIN) with a successful QIN-QIO contract serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Georgy served as the CEO for Great Plains QIN from 2014 – 2020. Georgy also served as CEO of CIMRO Medical Management, Inc. from 1998 - 2000.
During her career, Georgy served on the American Health Quality Association’s (AHQA’s) Board of Directors and held various committee positions with the organization. AHQA is the national trade association representing the QIO program.
The CIMRO Board of Directors has selected April Vogelsang, MS, RN, NEA-BC, to succeed Georgy. Vogelsang will begin her position as CIMRO’s CEO on August 22, 2022. During the transition period, Georgy will serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.