Navigation Links
Care to Care Licensed to Manage High-cost Radiology in Virginia
Date:1/25/2010

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Care to Care, a radiology benefits management company, has been granted a license by the Virginia Department of Health to manage outpatient diagnostic imaging services in the State of Virginia as a Private Review Agent (PRA). This license authorizes the company to provide utilization management of radiology procedures for commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid products offered by health plans, self-insured and self-funded groups, locals, and unions.

The exponential growth in utilization of diagnostic imaging along with its high cost has affected payers and consumers.  In 2008, the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) released a report documenting a 200 percent increase in imaging spending between 2000 and 2006; a large portion of this increase was attributed to physician self referral.  A study by the McKinsey Global Institute found that CT and MR procedures alone contribute $26.5 billion in unnecessary spending annually.  Further, a recent study by the Archives of Internal Medicine warns that the 70 million CT scans performed in 2007 will cause 29,000 cancers over the next 20 to 30 years leading to 15,000 deaths.   

Care to Care's work focuses on helping payers appropriately manage the utilization of high-tech outpatient diagnostic imaging -- MR, CT, PET, and Nuclear Medicine -- through programs that include medical necessity review, network management, quality assurance, and provider privileging. Claims editing and adjudication services are also available. Care to Care's medical necessity review uses evidence-based clinical criteria established to ensure diagnostic imaging procedures requested are medically indicated and appropriate.  "We are pleased to receive Virginia licensure.  By granting licensure, the State of Virginia recognizes Care to Care's ability to provide sound utilization management of diagnostic imaging.  Care to Care places great importance on the relationship between payers and their providers.   Our philosophy is to work along with the payer to ensure their members have access to high-quality facilities that provide medically-appropriate, safe diagnostic imaging, which in turn will result in reduced radiology spending," said Care to Care's COO / Senior Vice President Barbara Kelman.

"Clinically inappropriate use of advanced diagnostic imaging is a significant driver of Virginia's health care costs. Radiology benefits management, using evidence-based criteria, has proven to reduce clinically inappropriate imaging, prevent unnecessary radiation exposure and expense," said Care to Care's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Komarow.

About Care to Care

Care to Care helps payers reduce radiology spending through dynamic programs that give health subscribers access to high-quality, cost-effective outpatient diagnostic imaging, while working collaboratively with the physician community to promote best practices that adhere to evidence-based guidelines for the proper use of medical imaging.  Care to Care holds full accreditation in Health Utilization Management from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization. For more about Care to Care, visit http://www.caretocare.com/.

SOURCE Care to Care, LLC

RELATED LINKS
http://www.caretocare.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE Care to Care, LLC
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. EpiCept Reports Expansion of Clinical Development For Licensed Cancer Compound
2. Kosans Motilin Receptor Agonist, Licensed to Pfizer, Enters Phase 1 Clinical Trial in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
3. Stem Cell Sciences Announces the Creation of the Worlds First Authentic Rat Embryonic Stem Cells from its Exclusively Licensed Technology
4. Liquid Tissue(R) Patent Licensed for Amyloidosis Proteomic Assay
5. Clinical Trial Effectiveness: How Pharmas & Biotechs Save Cost with Savvy Investigator Management
6. The Heart, Diabetes, And Weight Loss Centers of New York Introduce the New Science of Metabolic Diagnosis and Weight Management
7. BiPar Expands Management Team to Advance Lead PARP Inhibitor Product Candidate Into Phase 2 Trials for Cancer
8. Positive Results for NKTR-118 (oral PEG-naloxol) Presented at American Academy of Pain Management Meeting
9. U.S. Preventive Medicine Acquires Specialty Disease Management
10. Cellectar Expands Clinical Management Team
11. Groundbreaking Study Proves Personalized Diet Based on Genetics Leads to Significant Advances in Long Term Weight Management and Blood Glucose Levels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has ... Horizon Award . One of 12 suppliers ... for its support of Premier members through exceptional local ... and commitment to lower costs. ... of our outstanding customer service from Premier," says ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The Biotechnology industry ... to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses the ... Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):