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URAC Names Medco as a Finalist in First-ever Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
Date:11/29/2007

Medco to showcase its winning program at the Best Practices in Consumer

Empowerment and Protection Conference and Exhibit, March 25-26, 2008

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today URAC announced that a distinguished panel of judges has selected the finalists for its inaugural Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards competition. The nation-wide competition attracted entries detailing innovative and proven programs that are enhancing patient safety and giving consumers more control over their health care. Winners represent health plans, pharmacy benefit management organizations, health care management companies and health information technology companies. Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) was among the finalists eligible to receive further distinction as an award winner to be announced March, 2008.

The finalists are invited to present their winning programs at the Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Conference and Exhibit, to be held March 25-26, 2008 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando. Presentations will showcase working best practices in three categories: consumer decision support, integrated care coordination and patient/consumer safety.

"Our new advanced pharmacy care model, in which Medco's specialist pharmacists are applying their unique expertise to improve care for key health conditions, is already having a profound effect on patients," said Dr. Glen Stettin, Medco's senior vice president & general manager, Clinical & Therapeutic Solutions Group. "In fact the study shows that Medco's Diabetes Resource Center was able to reduce potentially dangerous errors involving syringes and other diabetes supplies, which improved pati
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