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Desert Oasis Healthcare Featured in USA Today
Date:8/6/2009

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Desert Oasis Healthcare, an IPA and Medical Group affiliated with Heritage Provider Networks, is highlighted in a USA Today story discussing the country's most dominant concern: healthcare reform. In a story titled, "Seniors defend Medicare Plan Obama calls 'wasteful'," Desert Oasis is described as using "case managers who check on patients to coordinate care and reduce hospital readmissions."

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Dr. Marc Hoffing, medical director at Desert Oasis Healthcare accompanied Maurice Engleman, age 82 and Patricia Long, age 70, along with LaDonna Headley, Director of Case Management at Desert Oasis, to meet with numerous members of Congress, letting them know they fiercely want to protect their current level of healthcare coverage provided by Desert Oasis Healthcare. To reinforce their concerns, the group brought along boxes containing over 10,000 signed petitions from seniors in the Coachella Valley urging Congress to keep Medicare Advantage.

Desert Oasis implements Medicare Advantage that is far more economical and satisfactory for patients then the rest of the nation. "We serve 22,000 seniors and it is critically important we protect them and the quality, affordable care we provide for them through Medicare Advantage," said Dr. Hoffing. "There are no frills here and we wanted members of Congress to know we can do it better, smarter and more cost-effective, therefore preventing high rates of hospital readmissions."

Desert Oasis offers lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors, ensures more seniors have access to affordable, coordinated, preventative care. It provides a much broader range of services vital to an aging population. Desert Oasis has made substantial investments in electronic m
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