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City of Tempe, Arizona Extends Contract with U.S. Preventive Medicine for Employee Health Management Program
Date:8/1/2008

Program expanded to include disease management services for cardiovascular

disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in disease prevention, announced today that the City of Tempe, Arizona has extended its contract to provide disease management services to employees who have asthma or diabetes and are covered under the City's PPO Medical Plan. Under the new contract, employees with evidence of cardiovascular disease including hypertension and hyperlipidemia will also be eligible to participate.

The program, Experience Health365 ... Tempe, began in July 2007. U.S. Preventive Medicine, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, U.S. Care Management, uses The Prevention Plan CM, its highly-regarded field-based chronic disease management program, to manage the program.

Under the Experience Health365 program, U.S. Care Management provides registered nurse care managers who help members manage their chronic diseases, 24/7 call center support, health risk appraisals, and education and information materials. As part of their services, nurses work with members to develop a care plan, make sure members receive timely and proper medical care for their condition and assist the members in understanding and adhering to their doctor's treatment plan. The RN care managers also monitor the members' condition, remind them about the importance of taking their medication, and educate them about how to live healthy lifestyles.

The City of Tempe recognizes that chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease can impact the quality of life and productivity of its employees. U.S. Care Management offers a quality disease management program that is both affordable and capable of offering the personal attention that can lead to improved well being and more efficient use of health care services for City employees.

"It has been a privilege to partner with the City of Tempe and support their efforts and commitment to providing outstanding health care services to their workers while reducing costs associated with chronic diseases," said Frederic Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "We are very pleased that the City has chosen to extend our contract and we look forward to working with them over the next year."

U.S. Care Management is accredited in disease management by URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization that is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. U.S. Care Management has provided its community-based services for 21 programs with over 300,000 eligible participants in 13 States: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

About U.S. Preventive Medicine

U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) (USPM), a privately-owned health management company with clients nationwide and the United Kingdom, is focused entirely on disease prevention. The Company offers employers, government agencies and consumers proprietary products that improve health and productivity while reducing healthcare costs. Company products include the first-of-its-kind health benefit, The Prevention Plan(TM), a personalized health management and wellness program delivered online and telephonically; and The Prevention Plan CM(TM), a chronic care management program customized for individuals with existing medical issues. Other services are available through the Center for Preventive Medicine(R) and The Preventive Network(TM), which offer high-tech, early detection screening programs with affiliated physician groups, hospitals and health systems. http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com and http://www.ThePreventionPlan.com


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