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The Healthplace America(TM) Benefit Delivers a Better Option in Healthcare
Date:3/13/2008

Health plans gain access to top U.S. hospitals and doctors competing on the

basis of quality, cost and service.

LISLE, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthplace America (HPAM) offers a specialty network for high value medical procedures such as coronary artery bypass, orthopedic and spine surgery at highly rated medical centers of excellence throughout the United States. These providers and facilities meet specific standards for participation based on training, experience, and demonstrated quality of care at an attractive price point. Hospitals and physicians in the HPAM Network offer substantial savings based on revolutionary fixed case-rate pricing. This eliminates the variability of fee-for-service charges and offers greater transparency and consumer choice while delivering significant savings for healthcare payers.

HPAM provides a domestic travel for care benefit that includes premier hospitals and physicians in the U.S. The Healthplace Benefit delivers the cost savings promised by medical tourism, without the need to leave the U.S., and assures the high quality of care that patients and plan sponsors have rightly come to expect from domestic medical providers.

Beneficiaries of the Healthplace Benefit have access to detailed quality metrics compiled by HealthGrades(TM), an independent rating service. With this information, they can compare hospitals in the HPAM Network with their local providers and make an informed healthcare decision. If they choose the HPAM Network, experienced care support representatives provide concierge level services that assist the beneficiary through the entire process, including the collection of necessary medical records, procedure scheduling, travel and lodging reservations and post procedure follow-up.

Healthplace America was organized to enhance consumer choice, provide pricing transparency and reliability, and allow medical providers to compete for patients on the basis of qua
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