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MedBen Cost Containment Partner Becomes Official Licensee Of Cancer Network

08/18/11

  04:07:19 pm, by MedBen5   , 250 words,  
Categories: Announcements, Health Plan Management

MedBen Cost Containment Partner Becomes Official Licensee Of Cancer Network

AWAC, a MedBen partner in the administration of iHealth Worksite Wellness and cost containment services, has become an official licensee of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) for use of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines™) as reference for evaluating cancer care.

The NCCN Guidelines™ – the recognized standard for clinical policy in oncology – are the most comprehensive and most frequently updated clinical practice guidelines available in any area of medicine. Covering 97% of all patients with cancer and updated on a continual basis, the NCCN Guidelines are developed through an explicit review of the evidence integrated with expert medical judgment by multidisciplinary panels from NCCN Member Institutions.

Comprehensive Oncology Care Management™, powered by AWAC, provides a clinically accountable solution focused on promoting cost-effective, safe and integrated care management for patients living with cancer. The goal is to ensure all patients receive appropriate cancer treatmentin accordance to current standards of care and backed by reliable evidence. The multi-disciplinary team is led by an in-house hematologist/oncologist, consulting surgical and radiation oncologists, pharmacologist, and is supported by oncology nurses, case managers, social work and nutrition professionals.

MedBen partnered with AWAC in 2007 to provide physician-directed, information technology-driven claims surveillance services. The proprietary surveillance system, which uses over 80,000 physician-produced algorithms to locate cost reduction opportunities, saves MedBen clients an average of 46% on selected claims.

For additional information about MedBen worksite wellness and claims surveillance services offered in conjunction with AWAC, please call Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brian Fargus at (888) 627-8683.

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