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Preferred Physicians Healthcare Alliance (PPHA) Receives URAC Health Utilization, Case, and Disease Management Accreditations

Thursday, November 15, 2007 General News J E 4
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ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14 Preferred Physicians HealthcareAlliance (PPHA) announced today that it has been awarded multiple FullAccreditations for a term of three years in Health Utilization Management,Case Management and Disease Management from URAC, a Washington DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for thehealth care industry.

Edward Cabrera, M.D, MBA, FAAFP, President and CEO of PPHA, added, "Ourproprietary programs that have been designed by clinical and technologicalexperts were applauded by URAC. The integration of our wellness and clinicaltools used by members and clinicians empower education and optimal healthmanagement. URAC's accreditation validates PPHA's efforts to be one of thebest in the industry."

"We applaud PPHA on achieving URAC Health Utilization Management, CaseManagement and Disease Management Accreditation," said Alan P. Speilman,President and CEO of URAC. "In today's health care market, URAC accreditationprovides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate theircommitment to quality health care."

About PPHA

PPHA is a fully integrated Medical Management Company that activelyengages the individual in his or her own health care through empowerment --providing vital information to control routine health choices and tools tomake wise and informed decisions. Through its LifeLine program, totalpopulation management applies the appropriate programs to support eachconsumer throughout various stages of the healthcare continuum includingwellness, prevention, acute care management and chronic condition management.PPHA works directly to coordinate all aspects of care with physicians, thirdparty administrators, health plans, employers, software organizations, and allother programs that support healthcare benefits administration.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader inpromoting health care quality through its accreditation and certificationprograms. The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to qualityservices and serves as a framework to improve business processes throughbenchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.

For more information contact Dianna Noecker, Chief Operating Officer, at888-522-7742 or visit www.ppha.com.

Contact Name: Dianna Noecker

Phone: 888-522-7742

E-mail: info@ppha.com

SOURCE Preferred Physicians Healthcare Alliance (PPHA)
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