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American Imaging Management to Partner with Blue Cross of Idaho
Date:1/29/2009

CHICAGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management (AIM), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), and leading imaging benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing over 30 million consumers, announced that it has reached an agreement to provide diagnostic imaging management services for Blue Cross of Idaho.

Under this agreement, AIM will administer Blue Cross of Idaho's radiology benefit management program to enhance the appropriate use of advanced diagnostic imaging procedures delivered in an outpatient, non-emergent setting.

"Blue Cross of Idaho looks forward to working with AIM to promote the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging," said Scott French, M.D., senior medical director, Blue Cross of Idaho. "AIM's focus on clinical and service excellence will benefit our members and providers."

"Diagnostic imaging continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of cost and utilization in health care," said Brandon Cady, president of AIM. "AIM appreciates the opportunity to work with Blue Cross of Idaho to help ensure that consumers today are receiving the quality tests they need while creating greater efficiency in the delivery of health care. We look forward to working with Blue Cross of Idaho to promote clinical excellence, and to provide outstanding service to providers and leading web-based tools."

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 a new line of services to manage outpatient cardiac service 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 30 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.


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