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Sandata Selected by Volunteer State Health Plan to Manage TennCare Choices
Date:8/27/2009

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandata Technologies, Inc., a leading nationwide provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare and social services communities, and Volunteer State Health Plan ("VSHP"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, announced an agreement by which VSHP will use Sandata's IntegriCare 2.0 to manage electronic visit verification of home and community based services for the TennCare Choices program. IntegriCare 2.0 includes: i) IntegriCare, a jurisdictional tool enabling managed care organizations and government programs to monitor and track home bound patients and contracted home care providers in real time; ii) Santrax, Sandata's patented time and attendance product and the nation's number one telephone and web-based field management solution; and iii) nHome, a comprehensive operational home care management solution with scheduling, clinical assessment and documentation, compliance, billing and payroll functionality. With the full suite of products at their disposal, VSHP and its contracted home care agencies will benefit from improved oversight, quality monitoring, and streamlining of administrative and claims costs.

Bert Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of Sandata, said, "We are delighted that Volunteer State Health Plan has chosen Sandata's suite of products to help it improve the quality, accountability and efficiency of the services it provides to home bound patients through the TennCare Choices program. It is a truly visionary organization in recognizing the value to managed care and government payors of electronic visit verification for home and community based services."

Sonya Nelson, President and CEO of VSHP, said, "After conducting an extensive selection process, including a thorough examination of the various solutions available for our home bound patients, we found that Sandata had the most comprehensive and advanced technology. IntegriCare will enable VSHP to monitor in real time the contracting of home and community based service providers to ensure our members receive the care they need. Our providers will now utilize leading edge technology to manage staff in the homes and streamline critical administrative functions while enhancing capture of important clinical data that can improve patient care."

About Sandata Technologies, Inc.

Sandata Technologies provides a complete package of information technology solutions, which includes scheduling, time and attendance, billing, payroll, compliance and clinical applications, for the home healthcare and social services communities. This comprehensive information technology offering enables companies and organizations with remote workforces the ability to realize administrative cost savings, streamlined operational procedures, and significantly reduced paperwork burdens. Sandata has over 1,000 customers in 47 states and processes over 80 million telephone calls annually. Sandata services customers through its four data centers located across the country with state-of-the-art redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities. For additional information about Sandata Technologies, please visit: www.sandata.com.

About Volunteer State Health Plan

Volunteer State Health Plan is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Founded in 1993, the Chattanooga-based company focuses on managing care and providing quality health care products, services, and information for government programs. VSHP currently serves approximately 500,000 members.


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