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Lehigh Valley-Based PPO, Valley Preferred, Reports Marked Improvement in Disease Management & Wellness Outcomes
Date:2/24/2009

EO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania, one of Valley Preferred payer partners. "Take their disease management program, for example. It's aimed at the overall wellness of patients. It's absolutely proactive and intent on improving health before a medical crisis occurs. Too many disease management programs are after the fact, when it's harder to handle costs. This is Valley Preferred's emphasis on innovation at work and we think it keeps them poised to continuously look for additional breakthroughs in health care management."

About Valley Preferred

Valley Preferred is Pennsylvania's leading provider-owned, preferred provider organization. In partnership with 3,600 community-based doctors and 18 hospitals, Valley Preferred connects local businesses and individuals with contracted health insurance companies. Valley Preferred's corporate philosophy is reflected in its brand performance promise of "Care Beyond the Coverage." Through BeneFIT, its suite of custom health and wellness programs, Valley Preferred promotes healthier lifestyles for company employees and a culture of wellness in the workplace. For more information, visit www.valleypreferred.com.

Examples of Valley Preferred Disease Management Outcomes 2007

After completion of disease management programs

Diabetes

36% improvement in knowledge of HbA1C.

83% monitored finger stick blood sugars.

72% had micro albumins checked regularly.

84% had an annual eye exam by an ophthalmologist.

57% increase in exercise.

0 work days were missed.

Vascular

43% increase in diet compliance.

43% increase in exercise.

100% patients take their medication as directed by their physician.

50% patients use medication/disease identification.

38% less
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