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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 3, 2015

CenCal Health partners with Care to Care, LLC to manage advanced imaging services

Santa Barbara, CA, July 15, 2015 – CenCal Health, which provides service to low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, 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 CenCal Health’s providers and hospitals, Care to Care will assist in promoting the safe use of advanced imaging and provide an objective basis for informed evidence-based clinical decisions.

“Care to Care seeks to collaborate with CenCal Health 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 Julian Safir, MD, Care to Care’s Chief Medical Officer.

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

“CenCal Health is excited to move the radiology benefit program forward with Care to Care as its new partner. Flexibility, quality, and service to our population were critical in the decision to use Care to Care,” said Mark Maddox, Chief Medical Officer.

Together, Care to Care and CenCal Health 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-Accredited Specialty Benefit Utilization Management company that provides solutions to ensure payers and their beneficiaries receive cost-effective care by reducing redundant or unnecessary imaging. Care to Care also provides Utilization and Network management to government, commercial, and self-funded programs. For more information, visit http://www.caretocare.com.

About CenCal Health
CenCal Health is the largest local insurer in the region, providing health coverage for approximately 20 percent of residents in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. CenCal Health coverage is accepted by the vast majority of local health providers. CenCal Health also provides education and assistance to its members in order to reduce potential health problems from chronic illness such as diabetes and asthma. For more information, visit www.cencalhealth.org. Find CenCal Health on Facebook.

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Chris Davis/Hannah Rael; (805) 687-3322

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