Care to Care LLC Responds to the GAO Report and AHIP White Paper on Radiology Cost and Radiology Benefit Management

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NEW YORK, July 31 Care to Care LLC (CTC), a leader inradiology benefit management solutions responded today to the GAO report onRadiology Costs and the AHIP White Paper on Radiology Benefit Management. Careto Care has become known as the "next generation" in Radiology BenefitManagement solutions. "We concur that cost and utilization are growingexponentially as presented in the GAO report and AHIP White Paper," statedCamille Kurtz, EVP. "While we agree that RBM is the answer, we believe ourapproach in offering client and provider-centric solutions aimed at mitigatingprovider discontent is the most successful solution."

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"Our Peer to Peer Review program's objective is education on appropriateimaging service required based on diagnosis and the treating physician'sexpectation from this diagnostic tool," said Dr. Philip Kivitz, Care to Care'sChief Medical Officer. "Our Radiologist Reviewers are unique at the firstlevel of review and speak to prescribing physicians when an alternate test isrecommended. In addition, we seek mutual agreement on withdrawal of arequested test rather than denial," said Dr. Kivitz. "This places theprescribing physicians and peer reviewer radiologists in a partnership thusproviding the best practice for the plan member."

"We believe Radiologist Peer Reviewers are the key to a successfulutilization management program given their expertise with this high-techever-evolving technology," said Martin Farbenblum, Chairman of the Board.

About Care to Care LLC

Care to Care was founded at the request of health plans and radiologyfacilities that saw a need for Radiology Benefit Management to focus onpatient outcomes as well as manage cost and utilization. Care to Care believesthat appropriate radiological and diagnostic imaging services improve memberoutcomes. A panel of Board Certified Radiologists developed our clinicalguidelines and conduct peer to peer reviews in an effort to prevent or atleast minimize the high cost of acute and chronic illnesses. Visit us for more information.CONTACT: Camille Kurtz Executive Vice President 212-931-9090 Ext 116

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