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American Imaging Management Selected to Deliver Diagnostic Imaging Management Services for ODS Health Plan
Date:9/14/2009

CHICAGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management(R) (AIM), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and one of the leading imaging benefit management and technology companies with health plan clients representing over 35 million consumers, announced that it has been selected by ODS Health Plan, Inc. to provide diagnostic imaging services. Under the agreement, AIM will administer diagnostic imaging management services to ODS members in Oregon and surrounding service areas.

"AIM is delighted to have the opportunity to work with ODS to deliver a program that will promote improved clinical quality and appropriate cost management in diagnostic imaging," said Brandon Cady, president of AIM. "AIM and ODS share a common vision of delivering high quality, high value and exceptional customer service."

"At ODS our focus is to improve patient safety, enhance the quality of health care and facilitate cost effective, evidence-based care," said William Johnson, M.D., ODS chief medical officer. "Image management with AIM allows these goals to be achieved."

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 Pharmaceutical 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 ODS

ODS is a multifaceted organization that provides medical, pharmacy, dental, vision and professional liability insurance products, along with a variety of business services including benefits administration. ODS serves more than 1 million members. Founded in 1955, ODS is Oregon's leading dental plan and one of the state's leading medical plans. ODS is a founding member of the Delta Dental Plans Association, the nation's largest and most experienced dental benefits provider. ODS is headquartered in Portland and has offices in Medford, Ore., Milwaukie, Ore., Bend, Ore., and La Grande, Ore., as well as in Bothell, Wash., and Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit www.odscompanies.com.


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