AmeriHealth NJ and Radiology Consultants of New Jersey Reach Agreement on New Contract; Implements Quality Program

Cranbury, NJ – AmeriHealth NJ announced today that it has reached an agreement on a new, three-year contract with Radiology Consultants of New Jersey (RADCON), effective July 2012. The agreement includes an innovative quality initiative to improve the overall quality of patient care, by making health care more patient-centered, reliable, accessible and safe.

RADCON, a regional leader in diagnostic imaging, provides high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 263 radiology providers in 46 imaging centers within the southern New Jersey geographic areas of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean and Salem counties.

Under the agreement, the RADCON network will share information that will improve quality of care through the establishment of goals, benchmarks and a series of quality metrics.

“We are proud to collaborate with RADCON on this new program, which is geared toward delivering high quality service at an affordable cost,” said Paul Portsmore, vice president of health services for AmeriHealth New Jersey. “As reimbursement gradually moves toward being based on outcomes and performance, it’s essential for payers and providers to work together to ensure access to the highest standard of care, which is what our members deserve.”

“We are very pleased to participate in this quality initiative,” said Dr. Robert M. Glassberg, president of RADCON. “It is a collaborative effort, one that will enhance the quality, affordability and access to health care for our patients.”

For more information, contact Jill Roman at 609.662.2454 or jill.roman@amerihealth.com.