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Access MediQuip and WellPoint Renew and Expand National Contract for Implantable Medical Devices
Date:5/21/2013

Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

Access MediQuip, LLC, the nation's first and largest surgical and implant management company, announced today that it has expanded its national contract with WellPoint, Inc., one of the nation's largest health benefits companies, with more than 36 million members in its affiliated health plans and approximately 66 million individuals served through its subsidiaries.

WellPoint and Access MediQuip completed the industry's first national surgical implant management program agreement back in 2008. Under the terms of the new agreement, Access MediQuip will provide implant unit cost savings, data transparency, and improved quality and safety management.

"WellPoint places the utmost priority on ensuring our customers have coverage for high-quality medical devices at an affordable price. Our partnership with Access MediQuip and the extensive surgical implant expertise of the Access MediQuip team serves our goal of improving the cost and quality management of medical devices," said Douglas Wenners, senior vice president of Provider Engagement and Contracting for WellPoint.

Under the new agreement, Access MediQuip will work with stakeholders in the surgical benefits arena, including providers, surgical facilities and manufacturers, to help reduce costs and increase safety and quality management.

"We are pleased to renew and expand our highly valued relationship with WellPoint and to serve its affiliated health plan members through our innovative, surgical implant management program to offer access to safer, more affordable care," said Prakash Patel, M.D, CEO, Access MediQuip. "The entire team at Access MediQuip is pleased to continue supporting WellPoint's mission of delivering high-qualit
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