Care to Care Appoints New Section Chief of Specialty Referral Guidance and Audit Programs

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Dr. Jeffrey Dann has been appointed to oversee Care to Care's Referral Specialty Guidance and Audit programs that drive value and high quality clinical care.

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By looking at the whole health care picture Care to Care will continue to be a leader in delivering high quality clinical programs that benefit both the payor and the consumer, Dr. Dann will contribute significantly to our continued accomplishments.

Care to Care LLC has appointed Jeffrey Dann, MD, MBA, as Section Chief of Specialty Referral Guidance and Audit programs. Dr. Dann will lead the programs with a focus on innovations that foster new ways to approach the complexities of specialty referrals through the use of Care to Care’s proprietary evidence based criteria. He will assist Michael Komarow, MD, JD, Care to Care’s Executive Vice President of Clinical Strategies, with health outcomes research as well as clinical integration into other programs including Radiology Benefit Management, Radiation Therapy Management, Cardiology Benefit Management and Medical Oncology.

"Dr. Dann is a proven leader and brings a wealth of experience and capabilities in many significant areas of medical management," said Dr. Komarow. "By looking at the whole health care picture, Care to Care will continue to be a leader in delivering high quality clinical programs that benefit both the payor and the consumer. I am confident Dr. Dann will contribute significantly to our continued accomplishments in the health services arena."

After receiving his Medical Degree from Cornell Medical College in New York, Dr. Dann completed residencies in Urology and Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Dann later obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business with a specialty interest in health industry. Dr. Dann is a member of the AMA CPT Advisory Committee and American Urological Association Coding and Reimbursement Committee. He has been engaged with the AMA Relative Value Update Committee as an AUA Representative.

“The transparent, structured process used to develop Specialty Referral Guidance Evidence Based Criteria makes them easy to use and patient-centric," stated Dr. Komarow. “The Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines are derived from specialty society best practice guidelines and embedded into each clinical algorithm by specialty experts. Referral Guidance acts as a clinical decision support system by applying Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guidelines to each patient's specific clinical information. Furthermore, they also serve as an educational tool for physicians, physician extenders and patients. Specialty experts have carefully reviewed, rated and integrated a large amount of literature thus creating unbiased, evidence based recommendations on a wide range of clinical problems thus relieving providers of the burden of needing to read and evaluate the complex published information. Finally, Evidence Based Guidelines are a direct quality measure thereby allowing Specialty Referral Guidance and Audit programs to observe individual provider performance and improvement, as well as optimizing clinical practice outcomes.”

About Care to Care, LLC
Care to Care headquartered in New York has been in operation since 2007. It has been accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Committee (URAC) since 2009, having achieved 100% score during both reaccreditations cycles. Care to Care was founded on a commitment to use evidence based criteria sets that were specifically designed for a prior authorization program aimed at achieving effectiveness in reducing waste while requiring the least amount of effort on the part of the requesting providers. No information is required beyond that which will allow us to approve appropriate use. Because the system is entirely our own, we are able to keep it current, and to customize it to each client’s particular needs and policies. Care to Care provides utilization and network management to government, commercial and self-funded programs.

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Carol A. Folkman
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