Security Health Plan Signs With MedAssurant to Improve Care Management

March 4, 2010

BOWIE, Md. and MARSHFIELD, Wis., March 4 /PRNewswire/ — MedAssurant, Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, announced today that Security Health Plan, a health maintenance organization serving more than 182,000 residents of Wisconsin, including nearly 80,000 Medicare and Medicaid members, has implemented MedAssurant’s SmartCare(TM) suite of care management solutions to support its ongoing focus on member clinical quality outcomes and financial efficiency.

Security Health Plan has selected MedAssurant’s CCS Advantage(TM), a highly data-driven, NCQA-accredited disease management program and primary component of SmartCare(TM), to support the assessment, improvement and coordination of care of members who have challenging needs associated with diabetes, heart disease, coronary artery disease (CAD), asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

“We selected MedAssurant’s SmartCare(TM) management solution as part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our members receive the best quality care from our network of providers,” said Steve Youso, Chief Administrative Officer of Security Health Plan. “The current risk-adjusted managed care environment requires that we look at how we can demonstrate the effectiveness of our care management and continue to seek additional cost reductions. MedAssurant’s combination of expertise and resources provides meaningful support to our physician partners and members. We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with MedAssurant.”

“Security Health Plan is highly focused on supporting its clinic relationships and the benefit able to be brought to their patients. In this setting MedAssurant had to deliver a unique capability to work flexibly across an array of clinics of widely ranging membership disease burden and geographical density,” said Keith Dunleavy, M.D., President and CEO of MedAssurant. “A high degree of system sophistication in combination with a strong and committed partnership attitude between MedAssurant and Security Health Plan drove this initiative. Our unique approach will provide Security Health Plan with a richer view into patients’ individual issues and a highly impactful solution to bring the dual benefit of supporting improvements in clinical outcomes as well as financial benefits.”

Security Health Plan will also implement MedAssurant’s CareSync Advantage(TM) solution, another component of the SmartCare(TM) care management suite, to integrate Security Health Plan’s care management initiatives into one healthcare data management and analytics platform. CareSync Advantage(TM) will segment the disease and comorbidity severity data from all of Security Health Plan’s in-house and outsourced care management solutions by highly granular increments to optimize support, coordination, oversight and performance monitoring and enable impactful intervention strategies.

The SmartCare(TM) implementation of both CCS Advantage(TM) and CareSync Advantage(TM) is an expansion of the MedAssurant and Security Health Plan relationship which began in 2007. Since that time, Security Health Plan and MedAssurant have initiated and expanded their relationship to include the implementation of MedAssurant’s claims analytics (CAAS(TM)) and coordinated risk adjustment solutions (CARA(TM)) for Security Health Plan’s Medicare and Medicaid members, and now the MedAssurant SmartCare(TM) solution suite.

About Security Health Plan

Security Health Plan is a physician-led health maintenance organization, sponsored by Marshfield Clinic. The health maintenance organization serves more than 182,000 residents in a 32-county service area of Wisconsin. Founded in 1971 as the Greater Marshfield Community Health Plan, Security Health Plan has grown to become the fourth largest HMO in Wisconsin. Security Health Plan provides insured and self-funded plans to a variety of large and small employers, as well as to individuals and families. Accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Security Health Plan has been named to the U.S. News & World Report/America’s Best Health Insurance Plans* ranking for five consecutive years, with the company’s Advocare coverage for Medicare recipients ranked in the top 20 nationally. For additional information visit www.securityhealth.org

* U.S. News/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10. “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans” is a trademark of U.S. News & World Report.

About MedAssurant, Inc.

MedAssurant, Inc. is a leading healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvements in clinical and quality outcomes, care management, and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation, and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess, and deep human resources empowers MedAssurant’s advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. In partnership with many members of the healthcare community, MedAssurant provides local, regional, and nationwide health insurance plans, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, regulatory bodies, government organizations, physician organizations, and their many covered patients with powerful turnkey solutions to address matters of clinical outcomes analysis, quality of care, cost improvement, risk adjustment, disease management, utilization, and healthcare data verification. Altogether, MedAssurant solutions are provided to more than 200 healthcare organizations, supporting more than 100 million Americans. Driven by a mission to improve today’s healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity, and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action.

Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.

    Contacts Regarding This News Release:

    Russo Partners LLC on behalf of MedAssurant Inc.
    Chantal Beaudry
    Phone: 212-845-4272

    MedAssurant Inc.
    Leslie Edsall
    4321 Collington Road
    Bowie, Maryland 20716
    Phone: 301-809-4000
    Fax: 301-809-4040

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