New West Medicare Partners with Care to Care, LLC to Manage Advanced Imaging Services

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New West Medicare is excited to announce they have partnered with Care to Care, LLC to manage outpatient advanced imaging services for its members. Care to Care will help New West Medicare ensure its members are provided the right test at the right time and avoid unnecessary radiation.

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'New West is making every effort to guarantee that every advanced diagnostic imaging study our members receive is clinically appropriate and safe,' says Angela Huschka, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

New West Medicare is excited to announce they have partnered with Care to Care, LLC to manage outpatient advanced imaging services for its members. Care to Care will help New West Medicare ensure its members are provided the right test at the right time and avoid unnecessary radiation.

Working closely with New West Medicare’s physicians 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 New West Medicare physicians 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,” says Julian Safir, MD, Care to Care’s Chief Medical Officer.

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

“New West is making every effort to guarantee that every advanced diagnostic imaging study our members receive is clinically appropriate and safe. Our goal is to maximize the values of advanced diagnostic imaging, to keep healthcare affordable, and to limit our member’s exposure to radiation,” says Angela Huschka, Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Together, Care to Care and New West Medicare 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-Specialty Benefit utilization management company that delivers evidence-based, physician-friendly solutions to ensure payers’ beneficiaries receive cost-effective care by helping reduce redundant or unnecessary imaging studies.

About New West
New West Health Services, dba New West Medicare, is Montana’s not-for-profit, provider sponsored health plan offering Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans. With our headquarters in Helena, operations center in Kalispell, and regional sales office in Billings, we proudly serve the Medicare population in the state of Montana. New West has been in operation since 1998 and is a licensed health services corporation, holding a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) contract since 2005. New West currently serves over 18,700 Medicare members in Montana.

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