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Ohio Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Unified Population Health Management Program for State Employees
Date:5/5/2009

e programs. Those employees who suffer from diabetes, asthma, cancer and other chronic medical conditions receive personal coaching and support in managing their illness. A telephonic nurse advice line provides employees with information and help in making decisions about treatment and care 24 hours-a-day.

"We are very pleased to be expanding our relationship with the State of Ohio. Our model, which goes beyond traditional disease management, is an effective means of enhancing employee health and productivity," said Jerry Vaccaro, MD, president and chief operating officer of APS Healthcare. "Employees are supported in taking better care of themselves and making more informed decisions about their conditions; ultimately changing individual behaviors, improving health status and helping the state make the best use of its healthcare investment."

The expanded program will begin in July 2009.

About APS Healthcare

APS Healthcare is a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions to more than 20 million members in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company partners with agencies in more than 20 states, representing more than 40 percent of the nation's Medicaid population. APS delivers customized, integrated healthcare solutions that help people engage in behaviors that optimize their health status. By uniting all participants in the healthcare landscape -- individuals, practitioners and payers - APS improves overall health and reduces total healthcare expenditures. For more information, visit www.apshealthcare.com.

    Contact:
    Kara Dornig
    (914) 288-4772
    kdornig@apshealthcare.com


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