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Palladian Chief Clinical Officer to Speak at Back Pain Panel Discussion NASHO Leadership Summit

October 15, 2008

WEST SENECA, N.Y., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Palladian Health, a comprehensive, muscular skeletal service provider that integrates physical therapy, chiropractic and physical health and fitness with primary care to establish optimal outcomes for health plans and their members, announced today it will exhibit and be a sponsor at the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO) 6th Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 21 and 22, 2008.

Kevin Cichocki, D.C., Palladian’s Chief Clinical Officer, will join a panel of experts, including John M. Ventura, D.C., DABCO, and Mina Harkins of NCQA, to discuss improving the quality and efficiency of back pain care. A practicing clinician, Dr. Cichocki founded Palladian in 1995 and serves as Board Chairman of the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. Palladian’s focus is on medical specialties that address muscular skeletal injuries in conjunction with ongoing wellness and care coordination. This integrated clinical approach facilitates optimum health outcomes which result in high levels of satisfaction and cost savings for members, providers and health plans.

NASHO’s 6th Annual Leadership Summit is the largest specialty health industry event of the year. Other speakers at the event include Kristin Begley, Pharm.D., of Hewitt Associates; Michael Byrd of American Specialty Health; Richard Bedrosian, Ph.D., of HealthMedia; Valarie Borow, M.D., of HealthHelp; Neal S. Sofian of Resolution Health; Christine O. Leush, L.M.F.T., CEAP of Value Options; Dogu Celebi, M.D., of Ingenix; and Dee W. Edington of the University of Michigan, Health Management Research Center.

“In addition to supporting the growth of specialty health organizations, NASHO works closely with leading industry associations such as the AAPPO to advance and evolve specialty health care delivery,” said Kevin Cichocki, D.C., “Education is an important part of that process and I am pleased to be a part of NASHO’s efforts.”

The discussion will begin on October 21, 2008 at 2:30 pm at the Wynn Las Vegas where the Summit will be held. The session is particularly important for organizations, health plans and providers who are dealing with the costly impact of low back pain.

ABOUT PALLADIAN MUSCULAR SKELETAL HEALTH

Headquartered near Buffalo, N.Y., Palladian is a unique comprehensive, muscular skeletal service provider that integrates physical therapy, chiropractic and physical health and fitness with primary care to provide optimal outcomes for our health plan clients and their members. Palladian’s focus is on medical specialties that address muscular skeletal injuries in conjunction with ongoing wellness and care coordination. This integrated clinical approach facilitates optimum health outcomes which result in high levels of satisfaction and cost savings for members, providers and health plans.

ABOUT NASHO

NASHO was launched in January 2003 as a subsidiary association of the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) ( http://www.aappo.org/ ) to advance and evolve specialty healthcare delivery in the United States. Its mission is to enhance and promote the value proposition of specialty health organizations. To learn more about NASHO, visit http://www.nasho.org/ .

Palladian Muscular Skeletal Health

CONTACT: Bruce Bailey, +1-303-949-5056, for Palladian Muscular SkeletalHealth

Web site: http://www.nasho.org/http://www.aappo.org/




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