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National Committee for Quality Assurance Selects U.S. Preventive Medicine for Health Promotion Pilot Project

2008-08-04 10:59:00

National Committee for Quality Assurance Selects U.S. Preventive Medicine for Health Promotion Pilot Project

    DALLAS, Aug. 4 /EMWNews/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in

disease prevention, today announced that it has completed its participation

in a major pilot project with the National Committee for Quality Assurance

(NCQA) to evaluate The Prevention Plan(TM), its groundbreaking personalized

online wellness and health management program.


    Under the agreement, U.S. Preventive Medicine is one of 12 companies

chosen to participate in a pilot program with the NCQA, which is developing

standards for the certification of organizations that provide wellness and

health promotion services.

    "We are very excited and pleased that the NCQA has chosen U.S.

Preventive Medicine to participate in this extremely important project,"

said Christopher Fey, CEO and Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "At a

time when a growing number of employers are offering their workers an

assortment of programs to help them better manage their health, having one

of the most respected health care quality organizations in the country

agree to evaluate our programs and services represents an important step

toward our future growth and success."

    U.S. Preventive Medicine offers employers, brokers and health plans The

Prevention Plan(TM), a personalized online wellness program with registered

nurse coaching and advocacy that enables individuals to determine their top

health risks and receive a customized plan to lower those risks and become

healthier. Through The Prevention Plan(TM), a person's health status is

assessed through comprehensive blood work, vitals and a thorough health

history. Goals are then established, and innovative tools and RN assistance

are provided to take the person step-by-step toward improved health.

    About U.S. Preventive Medicine(R)

    U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) (USPM), a privately-owned health management

company with clients nationwide and the United Kingdom, is focused entirely

on disease prevention. The Company offers employers, government agencies

and consumers proprietary products that improve health and productivity

while reducing healthcare costs. Company products include the

first-of-its-kind health benefit, The Prevention Plan(TM), a personalized

health management and wellness program delivered online and telephonically;

and The Prevention Plan CM(TM), a chronic care management program

customized for individuals with existing medical issues. Other services are

available through the Center for Preventive Medicine(R) and The Preventive

Network(TM), which offer high-tech, early detection screening programs with

affiliated physician groups, hospitals and health systems. and

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