Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana partners with Care to Care, LLC to manage advanced imaging services

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Fort Wayne based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana (PHP) announced a multi-year agreement today that establishes Care to Care as their exclusive provider of Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) services. This agreement was based on the principle of providing the right test at the right time, with a focus on patient safety through the use of proprietary evidence-based criteria.

 

FORT WAYNE, IND (PRWEB) JUNE 4, 2019

Fort Wayne based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana (PHP) announced a multi-year agreement today that establishes Care to Care as their exclusive provider of Radiology Benefit Management (RBM) services. This agreement was based on the principle of providing the right test at the right time, with a focus on patient safety through the use of proprietary evidence-based criteria.

Working closely with PHP’s providers and hospitals, Care to Care assists in promoting the safe use of advanced imaging and provides an objective basis for informed evidence-based clinical decisions.

“Care to Care seeks to collaborate with Physicians Health Plan providers to promote the most effective use of advanced imaging studies through informed clinical decision-making that results in better patient outcomes. We feel strongly about raising awareness of radiation safety,” said Rachel Title, MD, Care to Care’s Chief Medical Officer.

Care to Care partnered with PHP to manage outpatient advanced imaging for its members including; magnetic resonance (MR), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear cardiology (NUC).

“Our goal at PHP is to improve efficiency and lower costs for our members, all while getting them the services they need more quickly by enabling a much faster exchange of information. Partnering with Care to Care will aid in this effort,” said James Wehrenberg, MD, PHP’s Medical Director.

“Board certified radiologists developed Care to Care’s proprietary, evidenced-based clinical criteria from radiology and specialty guidelines,” continues Wehrenberg. “This criteria is used to determine if the appropriate modality has been selected for a clinical situation that is presented.”

Together, Care to Care and PHP are focused on promoting a culture of increasingly thoughtful and judicious use of medical imaging.

About Care to Care, LLC

Care to Care is a URAC- and NCQA Accredited Specialty Benefit Utilization Management company that delivers evidence-based, physician-friendly solutions to ensure payers and their beneficiaries receive cost-effective care by reducing redundant or unnecessary imaging studies. Care to Care, LLC provides Utilization and Network management to government, commercial, and self-funded programs. For more information, visit http://www.caretocare.com.

About Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana

PHP was established in 1983 by area physicians, and has grown to over 170 employees serving nearly 65,000 members. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, PHP’s products include group health, dental, prescription drugs, life, disability, FSAs and HRAs. PHP also offers comprehensive third party administrative services. Learn more at PHPNI.COM