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ADVANTAGE Health Solutions Wins 2011 Doyle Award in the Health Plan Category


April 13, 2011 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Milliman Care Guidelines presented its Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare to ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.(SM) (ADVANTAGE) on April 5, 2011. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Milliman Care Guidelines Client Forum.

ADVANTAGE, a regional health plan in Indiana, used Milliman Care Guidelines products in an innovative case management program providing managed care solutions that improve patient outcomes, keep costs low, and improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves. The program reduced readmissions, improved member satisfaction, and improved staff efficiency and productivity for its group health line of business. It also significantly reduced bed days and emergency room visits among those members actively enrolled in the case management program.

"We're proud to recognize the healthcare improvements created by Milliman Care Guidelines clients such as ADVANTAGE Health Solutions," said James M. Schibanoff, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the Care Guidelines.

ADVANTAGE has always taken a different approach in providing health plan benefits through its large and diverse network of providers. "We focus on creating efficiency and improving our members' health experience with innovative technology and processes," said Anthony Akosa, MD, MBA, Vice President of Medical Affairs for ADVANTAGE. "For us, it's not just about low-cost, high-quality healthcare access it is about avoiding those unnecessary services and utilization that do not add value to the healthcare dollar."

About ADVANTAGE
ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.(SM) (ADVANTAGE) is a local, provider-owned health plan offering seamless, fully integrated and cost effective healthcare benefit plans and solutions to Indiana-based employer groups of all sizes.

ADVANTAGE began its operations in May of 2000. Since inception, ADVANTAGE has achieved significant milestones and is one of the fastest growing health plans in Indiana. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded ADVANTAGE an accreditation status of Commendable for service and clinical quality that meet NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. This also means that the clinical care delivered by ADVANTAGE's contracted physicians is in the highest range of national performance.

News Media Inquiries, Contact:
Vicki Perry
President & CEO
ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.(SM)
(317) 571-6571 Phone
(317) 580-8009 Fax
Email Contact
www.advantageplan.com

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