Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) Selects eviti™, ITA Partners’ Advanced Oncology Decision-Support Platform,

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ITA Partners, Inc., an independent, third-party expert with nearly a decade of experience in transforming the quality of oncology care, today announced that Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) has chosen eviti – ITA’s proprietary oncology decision-support platform – to ensure prompt authorization of care and improve clinical outcomes for members with cancer.

“Our recent decision to pre-certify non-surgical cancer treatment caused us to look for a cost-effective tool to accomplish pre-certification, while promoting the best care for our members. eviti offers support for our providers in choosing evidence-based treatments and delivers timely authorizations, eliminating the slower, paper-driven process,” said Kathy Ross, manager, GEHA care management.

GEHA operates health plans that cover more than 480,000 lives and is the second-largest national health plan serving federal employees, federal retirees and their families.

“Our proprietary decision-support offering, eviti, is true next-generation technology that addresses the clinical complexities and financial challenges of an evolving oncology healthcare market. We fully expect eviti to give GEHA and its providers greater alignment over business and treatment information to enhance the delivery of quality care,” said Eduardo Beruff, chief executive officer and president of ITA Partners, Inc.

With eviti, all of the participants in the cancer care process benefit from the system’s collaborative, real-time approach to improving care and lowering risks and costs:

  • Patients benefit from appropriate treatment for their cancer;
  • Physicians are empowered with systematic access to the latest, most comprehensive evidence-based treatment standards and clinical decision-support tools, along with the advantage of streamlined reimbursement;
  • Payers are assured that members are receiving cost-effective care within the scope of their plan benefits.

eviti was launched nationally in October 2010 to provide payer organizations and providers enhanced access to the best cancer treatment decision support available and to advance their performance in the delivery of quality care.

About eviti™

eviti is an innovative, breakthrough technology that, in real time, aligns physician and payer priorities at the point of care to ensure the most appropriate, evidence-based oncology treatment is administered from the start. ITA’s independent, non-proprietary digital oncology treatment library is one of the most comprehensive and current of its kind. It comprises nearly 1,000 of the most appropriate, proven treatment options covering all modalities for more than 120 cancer types meticulously compiled from the world’s leading sources. eviti’s treatment knowledge base and patent-pending decision-support engine help oncologists select a treatment option that is both evidence-based and compliant with each patient’s insurance plan language at the moment of prescribing. This transparent approach streamlines workflow and reimbursement, reduces variability in clinical care, and results in cost efficiencies to benefit all participants in the cancer treatment process and allow the best cancer care to be available everywhere. eviti can be used as a web-based application or as an integrated component within electronic health records software. For more information, visit www.itapartners.com/eviti.

About Government Employees Health Association

GEHA is the second-largest national health plan and the second-largest national dental plan serving federal employees, federal retirees and their families. GEHA provides health and dental plans to almost 1 million covered lives worldwide. GEHA was one of the first insurance carriers eligible to provide coverage to federal employees under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959. The FEHB Program contracts with several hundred health insurance plans to provide coverage for over 8 million federal enrollees and dependents, including retirees. For more information, visit www.geha.com.

About ITA Partners

ITA Partners is an independent company with nearly a decade of experience in transforming the quality of oncology care by aligning the interests of patients, physicians and payers to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. ITA is committed to ensuring that the best, most appropriate treatment for cancer is prescribed and followed from the start. The company utilizes the expertise of top oncologists and oncology nurses, as well as insurance experts and actuaries, all supported by proprietary technology, to fulfill its mission of providing evidence-based, unbiased support to all parties in the cancer care process. ITA has worked with more than 4,500 oncologists, in every setting (community, academic, hospital and private practice). ITA contracts with health plans and other payers, and is not affiliated with any health system, insurance company, pharmaceutical company, drug distributor or provider network. The company recently launched eviti, a transformative web based software application which aligns the prescription of quality care and appropriate reimbursement in real time. For more information, visit www.itapartners.com.



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