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WellPoint State Sponsored Business Launches New Program with Arcadia HealthCare to Help Improve Medication Safety, Efficacy and Compliance for Medicaid Members
Date:6/24/2009

ams," said Kevin Hayden, president of WellPoint State Sponsored Business. "Our programs are designed to identify members with specific medical conditions so we can ensure they are accessing the needed medical services to help improve the quality of their health and health outcomes. Implementing the DailyMed medication management program will compliment and enhance our current programs dedicated to managing members with chronic conditions."

Hayden added, "As more states face budget shortfalls and increased Medicaid spending, many states are looking to Medicaid managed health plans to bring solutions, ensure higher quality standards and help manage the cost of care for their Medicaid beneficiaries. It is well-documented that better adherence to treatment guidelines and medication compliance keeps members healthier for a much longer period of time and reduces hospitalizations and other health care related costs."

"Our agreement with WellPoint's State Sponsored Business is a validation of DailyMed and its unique model of helping patients and payers alike correctly, safely and more affordably manage their prescriptions," said Marvin R. Richardson, president and CEO of Arcadia. "We are excited to introduce DailyMed to WellPoint's Medicaid members in select states and believe the result will help improve member care and lower healthcare costs by more effectively managing chronic medication utilization and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations for their Medicaid members."

Richardson added, "From a business standpoint, this agreement is a critical milestone in our plans to continue to develop DailyMed into our fastest-growing business segment and to become a leading provider of pharmaceutical services. Moreover, we believe DailyMed and our team of clinical pharmacists offer a market-driven solution to help address the soaring costs of health care in America. While many are talking about such initiatives, WellPoint and Ar
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