CareCore Launches National Radiation Therapy Management Program on Behalf of Cigna Customers

Evidence-based healthcare solutions firm to improve quality by matching radiation treatment plans to national standards

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Evidence-Based Healthcare Solutions

Bluffton, SC (PRWEB) September 04, 2012

CareCore National, LLC has launched an evidence-based radiation therapy quality management program on behalf of Cigna customers. Cigna is a global health service company that administers health plan benefits for more than 12 million people in the United States. CareCore’s radiation therapy management program is designed to help radiation oncologists improve healthcare quality by matching a patient’s treatment plan with radiation therapy treatment plans demonstrated to be most effective for each patient’s specific conditions.

“Cigna's goal is to ensure that each of our customers receives the highest quality care through the application of evidence-based medical guidelines,” said Nicholas J. Gettas, M.D., national medical officer for Cigna. “The consistent practice of evidence-based medicine will result in safer treatments and better outcomes for our customers, and the right care at the right time will help restore their health so they can lead productive, satisfying lives.”

Each year, over 900,000 cancer patients undergo some form of radiation therapy in the U.S.at a cost of more than $55 billion. CareCore National’s radiation therapy program promotes adherence to appropriate evidence-based treatment guidelines through information sharing and dialogue with treating physicians to ensure that healthcare dollars are spent on those treatments proven to have the best outcomes. CareCore will also review new technologies and treatments under the guidance of a national advisory board of prominent radiation oncology specialists.

“We look forward to working closely with Cigna to implement our innovative approach to radiation treatment management in order to improve patient outcomes, quality of care, and cost efficiency,” said Richard Weininger, M.D, EVP, corporate strategies, and Chairman of CareCore National. “Individuals, healthcare professionals and health plans all benefit from the application of evidence-based clinical guidelines.”

CareCore’s radiation therapy management program is the first radiation therapy management program to address a patient‘s specific disease state, stage and treatment goals, and currently manages more than 9 million insured lives.

To learn more about CareCore National’s radiation therapy management program please visit http://www.carecorenational.com/benefits-management/radiation-therapy/radiation-therapy-radcare.aspx.

About CareCore National
CareCore National, LLC (http://www.carecorenational.com) provides innovative healthcare solutions that improve quality of care. Our products address a wide array of healthcare services including radiology, cardiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, sleep apnea, musculoskeletal care and lab services that touch the lives of over 45 million insured across more than 35 Commercial, Medicare Advantage, Managed Medicaid health plans, ACO’s and Self-insured entities. CareCore solutions utilize the most innovative technologies in healthcare underpinned by partnerships with Cisco, VMWare, EMC2 and GemFire combined with clinical expertise from academic and community physicians from across the country. The company is headquartered in Bluffton, SC, and has more than 1400 employees.

About Cigna
Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, and other related products including group disability, life, and accident coverage. Cigna has sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, with approximately 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit http://www.cigna.com.


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