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Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Awarded Commonwealth of Massachusetts GPO Contract
Date:9/18/2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care service company focused on alternate site  health care providers, is proud to announce  MHA's award of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' statewide contract (SWC) HSP36: Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) for Medical Commodities and Equipment.  The agreement, to begin September 1, 2012 continues through June 30, 2014, and facilitates the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' use of MHA's GPO agreements for the purchase of medical surgical commodities through participating local distributors, and national providers within the Commonwealth.  The GPO contracts also give the Commonwealth access to MHA's GPO agreements for direct purchases of medical equipment including healthcare equipment, furniture, furnishings and related services. More detailed information pertaining to the award of the bid is available on www.comm-pass.com.

Michael J. Sicilian, President of MHA stated, "MHA has had a long-standing relationship with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts representing their pharmaceutical and medical commodity purchases for well over 10 years.  We value our partnership with the Commonwealth and we're honored to have been awarded the GPO contract for Medical Commodities and Equipment September 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.  With MHA's full suite of services to bring purchasing efficiencies and cost savings to the Commonwealth we're confident in our team's ability to fulfill the Commonwealth's needs and interests."

Peter Etzel, Strategic Sourcing Services Lead at OSD for HSP36 added, "We have enjoyed a productive working relationship with MHA on both Medical Commodities and Pharmaceutical GPO contracts and are looking forward to continuing it with HSP36."

About The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division (OSD)
The OSD is the Commonwealths' Central Procurement Agency whose primary role is to coordinate the procurement activity for commodities and services on Statewide Contracts and manage the Commonwealth's e-procurement system, Comm-PASS.  All Government entities as well as other identified eligible entities may use Statewide Contracts and Comm-PASS.  OSD Training and Outreach routinely meets with eligible entities to provide free training on Procurement (based on 801 CMR 21.00), Comm-PASS, and to educate them on Statewide Contracts and OSD Programs and Services.

About MHA
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care service company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Clinical Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy.  Through the delivery of innovative and targeted health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for their patients.  For more information, visit www.mhainc.com.

For More Information Contact:
Angela Elsier
Director of Marketing
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
800-642-3020 X2870
aelsier@mhainc.com 


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