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ACM Partners With Tufts Associated Health Plans to Improve the Cost-effective Delivery of Home Infusion Services

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 General News J E 4
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MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 ACM, one of the country's leadinghealthcare benefits management companies, and Massachusetts-based TuftsAssociated Health Plans, Inc. today announced a new agreement that will focuson bringing improved efficiencies and pricing precision to medical pharmacyinfusion services provided by Tufts Health Plan.

"For over a decade, ACM's e-Precision Claims(SM) technology has beenhelping clients build cost-containment strategies for all types of productsand services paid under both the medical and pharmacy benefit. We are verypleased that the power of this robust system of software and services cancontribute to Tufts Health Plan's initiative to improve the company's overallperformance in the infusion arena and to bring accuracy and consistency totheir claims management processes," said ACM Chief Executive Officer David J.McLean, Ph.D.

With features that include ACM's proprietary drug pricing methodology,contract administration, documentation management, and reporting, e-PrecisionClaims will provide Tufts Health Plan with a hosted, web-based applicationplus user-configuration and maintenance, connectivity and EDI capabilities,training and help desk support, and automated edits.

ACM will begin providing services to Tufts Health Plan and its 635,000members on April 1, 2008.

About ACM

A healthcare benefits management company, ACM delivers next generationdecision support tools to manage authorizations, claims processing technologyfor pricing precision, nationally-recognized patient care programs, andfirst-class provider network services. Covering over 40 million lives for thenation's largest health plans and payers, Minneapolis-based ACM isURAC-accredited for health utilization management, holds full accreditation byEHNAC, and has twice been named to the Inc. 500 List.http://www.ACMcentral.com.

Tufts Health Plan is a Massachusetts-based health plan nationallyrecognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality healthcare coverage. The plan supports its members and employers with an array ofphysician and clinician-led medical management programs. These programs useevidence-based medicine to design coverage that support proven approaches toproviding care and improving quality. Tufts Health Plan's HMO and POS areranked second in the nation and its Medicare Advantage program has been rankedthird in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Thoseproducts also maintain Excellent accreditation status from that organization.

SOURCE ACM
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