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The MED Group Announces New Agreement with CareCentrix Effective May 1, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The MED Group, a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Company, today announced a new agreement with home health benefits manager, CareCentrix, effective May 1, 2013, for a period of three years.

CareCentrix is the leading provider of home health benefits management services to the health care industry, and has earned a reputation for excellence in supporting health care plans and providers by meeting the home health needs of their patients for more than 15 years.  CareCentrix partners with health plans, local home health agencies, and home medical equipment companies to ensure the delivery of appropriate and timely home health services. Through this new contract MED Group members can provide home health services to CareCentrix managed patients at pre-negotiated rates for home medical equipment and services.  This partnership enables CareCentrix to expand their network of high quality providers through MED Group members. 

Jeff Woodham , The MED Group Senior Vice President and General Manager stated, "We are excited to develop this partnership with CareCentrix as this offers our members the opportunity to provide services to health plan patients through CareCentrix. Our Members' philosophy of providing the highest quality home medical equipment to patients for their homecare needs aligns well with CareCentrix's objective to provide high quality home health services to patients."

Michael J. Sicilian , MHA President added, "We are extremely pleased to have executed this agreement with CareCentrix on behalf of our MED Group membership. This is another example of expanding value to our members outside of the traditional GPO services and bringing them revenue opportunities."

Wayde Tharp , Area V.P. of HME Network Management stated, "This agreement with The MED Group gives CareCentrix the opportunity to expand the scope of providers we work with while ensuring that our health plan partners and patients continue to receive the highest quality of home health service. Based on The MED Group's outstanding record of high quality performance across their network of member providers, we are looking forward to the opportunity to offer greater provider choice to patients. The MED Group is an industry partner that over their 45 years of service has an outstanding record of performance, quality and value throughout their network of providers and their 1700+ locations which fits the CareCentrix model."    

About The MED Group

The MED Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), is a Group Purchasing, Business Solutions and Network Management Organization that serves its Home Care Customers (Provider Members, Suppliers and Referral Sources) through a unique model that delivers value for each.

MED members are market-leading Home Medical Equipment (HME) Providers that consistently deliver quality patient care through clinical and business based best practices.  Through MED smart purchasing economic models, members make cost effective purchasing choices for products available through MED Business Partner agreements. MED also helps members improve efficiencies in education and training, reimbursement, accreditation, certification, technology and other operational areas – to help maintain their status as market leaders. MED's Network includes 490+ market leading HME providers that cover 1700+ locations.

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

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