Care to Care Supports Governor Paterson's Recommendation of Prior Authorization for High-Tech Radiology

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 Care to Care (CtC), a New York based leader in Radiology Benefit Management solutions, responded today to the 2009-2010 Executive Budget briefing. Care to Care has become known as the "next generation" in Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) solutions. "The New York State budget proposal is going to generate millions in Medicaid savings for the state over the next two years by requiring prior approval of certain high tech radiology procedures. It will also enhance patient safety," stated Dr. Michael Komarow, CTC Chief Medical Officer. "Prior authorization, managed by a qualified RBM, can both effectively control costs and ensure that diagnostic testing is done in a medically appropriate manner, without exposing patients to unnecessary radiation."

"We believe Peer Reviewers who are Radiologists are the key to a successful radiology management program, given their expertise with this highly technical, evolving technology," said Dr. Komarow.

Through aggressive promotion of preventive screenings with a streamlined, carefully focused radiologist peer to peer review process, Care to Care has been able to develop an RBM model that maximizes efficiencies resulting, in cost savings while striving to preserve the Medicaid program's objective of maximizing positive patient outcomes.

About Care to Care LLC

Care to Care was founded at the request of health plans and radiology facilities that saw a need for Radiology Benefit Management that focused on patient outcomes as well as manage cost and utilization management. Care to Care believes that appropriate radiological and diagnostic imaging services improve member outcomes. A panel of Board Certified Radiologists developed our clinical guidelines and conduct peer to peer reviews in an effort to minimize or prevent r waste in the care of acute and chronic illnesses.

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