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American Imaging Management Launches Program with Regence
Date:6/16/2009

AIM to Deliver Diagnostic Imaging Management Services for Regence in Oregon and Washington

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management, Inc. (AIM), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and leading imaging benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing over 35 million consumers, announced that it recently launched a diagnostic imaging management program with Regence

Under this agreement, AIM is administering a radiology benefit management program to enhance the appropriate use of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures delivered in an outpatient, non-emergent setting for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence BlueShield (in selected counties in Washington).

"Given the growing emphasis on improving clinical quality and appropriately managing costs with diagnostic imaging, AIM's innovative programs help to ensure that consumers and providers receive meaningful information and feedback that promote the right test at the right time," said Brandon Cady, president of AIM. "AIM appreciates the opportunity to work with Regence, an organization that shares the same value of promoting efficient, high-quality healthcare."

AIM is a leader in providing innovative solutions for managing advanced imaging services. AIM pioneered the integration of technology and clinical content for advanced imaging management through the introduction of web-based services in 2002. AIM also introduced the first set of web-enabled tools to promote quality and cost transparency into the selection of some of the highest value diagnostic imaging facilities. Most recently, the company launched new products to manage outpatient cardiac imaging services and Specialty RX delivery.

About American Imaging Management

American Imaging Management, Inc. ("AIM") is a leading company in the radiology benefit management industry. AIM promotes the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging through the application of widely accepted clinical guidelines delivered through an innovative platform of technologies and programs. AIM pioneered the use of web technology in diagnostic imaging management and has continually integrated service and technology to create a more effective and efficient clinical review process to support the physician-patient relationship. Through a commitment to delivering excellence in clinical content, service, innovation and operational performance, AIM has developed a national client base of health plans, and currently provides management services to over 35 million health plan members. AIM is an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP). For more information on AIM, please visit http://www.americanimaging.net.

About Regence

Regence is a leading health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving three million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington), Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Each plan is a not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com.


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