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ACM Partners With Tufts Associated Health Plans to Improve the Cost-effective Delivery of Home Infusion Services

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, one of the country's leading healthcare benefits management companies, and Massachusetts-based Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc. today announced a new agreement that will focus on bringing improved efficiencies and pricing precision to medical pharmacy infusion services provided by Tufts Health Plan.

"For over a decade, ACM's e-Precision Claims(SM) technology has been helping clients build cost-containment strategies for all types of products and services paid under both the medical and pharmacy benefit. We are very pleased that the power of this robust system of software and services can contribute to Tufts Health Plan's initiative to improve the company's overall performance in the infusion arena and to bring accuracy and consistency to their claims management processes," said ACM Chief Executive Officer David J. McLean, Ph.D.

With features that include ACM's proprietary drug pricing methodology, contract administration, documentation management, and reporting, e-Precision Claims will provide Tufts Health Plan with a hosted, web-based application plus user-configuration and maintenance, connectivity and EDI capabilities, training and help desk support, and automated edits.

ACM will begin providing services to Tufts Health Plan and its 635,000 members on April 1, 2008.

About ACM

A healthcare benefits management company, ACM delivers next generation decision support tools to manage authorizations, claims processing technology for pricing precision, nationally-recognized patient care programs, and first-class provider network services. Covering over 40 million lives for the nation's largest health plans and payers, Minneapolis-based ACM is URAC-accredited for health utilization management, holds full accreditation by EHNAC, and has twice been named to the Inc. 500 List.

Tufts Health Plan is a Massachusetts-based health plan nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. The plan supports its members and employers with an array of physician and clinician-led medical management programs. These programs use evidence-based medicine to design coverage that support proven approaches to providing care and improving quality. Tufts Health Plan's HMO and POS are ranked second in the nation and its Medicare Advantage program has been ranked third in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Those products also maintain Excellent accreditation status from that organization.

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