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ACCME Awards Accreditation Status to Best Doctors

Best Doctors remains the only second opinion service in the with the distinguished accreditation

BOSTON –– Best Doctors, the global health company that brings together the best minds in medicine and leading technology to help people get the medical answers they need, today announced that the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has reaccredited the Company as a continuing medical education provider. Best Doctors remains the only second opinion service in the world to earn the coveted distinction.

“In addition to serving as a critical support system for millions of people around the world, Best Doctors also provides a valuable training and development opportunity for the best physicians in the world,” noted Peter McClennen, Chief Executive Officer at Best Doctors, Inc. “This distinction speaks to the many thousands of hours that our expert physicians devote to making sure our members receive the right diagnosis and treatment plan. It also speaks to the medical quality and clinical utility of every Best Doctors report.”

For nearly 30 years, Best Doctors has distinguished itself as the global leader in the fight against diagnostic errors and medical uncertainty by using a proven system that identifies and taps into the brightest minds in over 450 specialties of medicine. Best Doctors oversees a proprietary database of more than 53,000 medical experts who are reviewed and elected by their peers to the top 5% of U.S. physicians. They are clinically and academically accomplished, and affiliated with national and global centers of excellence.

“ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Best Doctors provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement,” noted ACCME in a statement. “The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.”

Addressing the needs of proactive employers who understand the danger of misdiagnosis and medical uncertainty, Best Doctors provides innovative second opinion services to over 36 million members around the world. Historically, these clinical advocacy and second opinion services have resulted in corrected or refined diagnoses in 37% of Best Doctors U.S.-based cases, while correcting or improving treatment in nearly 75% of cases.

“Not only do the best physicians around the world trust Best Doctors to help them get the support they need on complex cases, they understand that Best Doctors provides them a unique setting to learn and develop in a collaborative environment,” said Dr. Lewis Levy, Chief Medical Officer at Best Doctors. “Best Doctors continues to succeed on a global scale because of our ability to connect leading doctors with interesting cases and population management tools to transform health care for millions of people.”

As a result of the ACCME accreditation, Best Doctors provides continuing medical education credit to physicians. By reviewing a case for Best Doctors, or by reading a case a Best Doctors expert has written for a patient, physicians are eligible for Category 1 CME credit. With published studies indicating that 15-28% of patients are misdiagnosed – translating into needless suffering and billions of wasted health care dollars annually, Best Doctors continues to expand its impressive portfolio of Fortune 500 clients and premier workers compensation carriers. The brands represent the leading organizations in the world when it comes to providing the right health solutions for their valued employees and members.

About Best Doctors, Inc.: Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, ranked by impartial peer review in over 450 subspecialties of medicine, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans. Best Doctors has grown to over 36 million members worldwide utilizing access to the brightest minds in medicine, analytics and technology to deliver improved health outcomes while reducing costs. For further information, visit Best Doctors at www.bestdoctors.com.

To schedule an interview with Best Doctors’ Executive Team, contact Justin Joseph at Ph: 617.359.5522 or jjoseph@bestdoctors.com.

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