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Rockport Healthcare Adds 25,000 OptumHealth(SM) Physical Medicine Specialists

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Hospital News J E 4
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HOUSTON, July 27 Rockport Healthcare Group announced it is adding more than 25,000 OptumHealth physical medicine specialists to its workers' compensation Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network. The PPO program launched May 1, 2010.

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Adding OptumHealth's nationwide network of care providers to Rockport's workers' compensation PPO gives workers enhanced access to best-in-class treatment for their musculoskeletal conditions.

A commitment to understanding local jurisdictions is the hallmark of Rockport's approach and has helped the company steadily expand in a competitive marketplace. The company's network currently includes more than 525,000 care providers, making it one of the largest national networks dedicated to workers' compensation care.

"Our goal is to ensure that we offer our clients access to the best possible array of workers' compensation providers," said Mark Neer, Senior Vice President of Network Development at Rockport. "We are continually striving to grow the specialty areas most frequently utilized in workers' compensation. OptumHealth offers a complete range of specialists along with integrated, personally relevant health guidance and services designed to assist people in their recoveries."

OptumHealth's network includes chiropractors and physical and occupational therapists who understand how to treat workers' comp injuries. They are the keys to a safe, quick return-to-work and ultimately help reduce employers' workers' compensation costs. OptumHealth is a UnitedHealth Group company.

About Rockport Healthcare Group

Rockport Healthcare Group manages a national preferred provider organization network of over 525,000 providers that serves the workers' compensation medical management sector. The company's single focus of specializing in workers' compensation has resulted in a network of medical providers who understand early intervention, return-to-work guidelines and other industry-specific treatment protocols. For more information, visit www.rockporthealthcare.com.

Company Contact Media Contact Doug Markham Joy Scott Rockport Healthcare Group Scott Public Relations 615-221-2625 818-610-0270 dmarkham@rhgnet.com joy@scottpublicrelations.com www.scottpublicrelations.com Twitter: @Scott_PR

SOURCE Rockport Healthcare Group
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