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Access MediQuip and WellPoint Renew and Expand National Contract for Implantable Medical Devices

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-quality and affordable programs and services that meet the growing needs of its customers."

About Access MediQuip
Access MediQuip is the largest and only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution? (SIMS) program. With more than 15 years of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers with analytics to understand their implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, all while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. For more information, please visit

About WellPoint, Inc.
At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members’ health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have nearly 36 million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 68 million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint’s plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in several additional states through our Amerigroup subsidiary and in certain markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional information about WellPoint is available at

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