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2016

Prime Health Services Completes Rigorous SOC 2® Certification Solidifying Commitment to Data Security
NASHVILLE, TN (Wednesday, October 26, 2016) - Prime Health Services, a national medical cost containment company, announces receipt of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 attestation engagement report, affirming that Prime Health’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2® standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.

This is independent validation that the company's internal security controls are in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)'s applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria.  The audit includes an assessment of:

  • Security: Data centers are protected against unauthorized access, both physical and logical.
  • Availability: Data centers are available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
  • Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed. 

The SOC 2® audit examination is the most widely recognized authoritative guidance for providing service organizations with a uniform method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls related to their services. Prime Health Services joins an elite group of companies that demonstrate a substantially higher level of assurance and operational visibility to their clients.

Prime Health Services' SOC 2® report verifies the existence of internal controls (criteria) which have been designed and implemented to meet the requirements for the security principles set forth in the Trust Services Principles and Criteria for Security. It provides a thorough review of how Prime Health Services' internal controls affect the security, availability, and processing integrity of the solutions it offers to process client's data, and the confidentiality and privacy of the information processed by these systems. This independent validation of security controls is crucial for customers in highly regulated industries.

"Obtaining our SOC 2® Type 1 certification reinforces Prime Health Services' ongoing commitment to the security, availability, and processing integrity of our automated medical bill adjustment services," says Christian Puryear, Chief Information Officer at Prime Health Services. "Our clients can be confident we are making every effort to establish and maintain the highest level of security and compliance."

The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Report is performed in accordance with AT 101, developed to put requirements in place for CPAs examining and issuing reports on controls over subject matter other than financial reporting, and based upon around four broad principles: Policies, Communications, Procedures, and Monitoring. Each of the principles have defined criteria (controls) which must be met to demonstrate adherence to the principles and produce an unqualified opinion, meaning no significant exceptions are to be found during the audit.

 

About Prime Health Services, Inc.

Prime Health Services, Inc. is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage focused PPO networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, governmental, and captive insurance markets. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. Connect on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

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Prime Health Services and Consumer Health Connections Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Next Generation Care To Workers' Compensation Industry
NASHVILLE, TN (Wednesday, September 21, 2016) - Prime Health Services, Inc., a national medical cost containment company, has partnered with Consumer Health Connections (CHC), a technology company that offers innovative, cloud-based solutions tailored for the workers' compensation industry, to offer a workers’ compensation telehealth specialty network– Prime Telemed–product to its clientele of insurance carriers, third party administrators, self-insured, and governmental entities.

CEO/President Brian Sharp states, "Healthcare is going virtual and we are excited to announce that we are joining the movement. I am pleased that Prime is one of the first national PPO networks to have a workers' compensation specific telemedicine network so we can continue being at the forefront in the industry. We look forward to this improving workers' compensation outcomes & further enhancing our competitive advantage."

CHC's telehealth technology uses the latest innovations in medical technology with their virtual care system as well as cloud-based communication integration with web and mobile devices. CHC's secure platform is scalable and accessible all while providing high-tech interoperability of tools for remote diagnosing and monitoring, allowing for a direct impact on quality outcomes.

 "We are thrilled to announce this new product offering and strategic partnership with Prime Health Services. With our leveraged technology within our telehealth software solutions along with Prime Health's expertise in the PPO Network industry and their custom contracting abilities it will solidify our services for the workers' compensation market."  says Jill Allen, President/CEO of CHC.

Through technology and innovation, the partnership between Prime Health and CHC Telehealth is strategically and competitively positioned to be a leader in the telehealth market, and further solidifies Prime Health's position in the marketplace as the primary PPO solution for insurance carriers, third party administrators, self-insured companies, and governmental organizations.

 "This synergistic partnership allows us to provide clients the software and the nationwide specialty network all in one, and still be able to do what we do best - customize it to what each client needs," says Jennifer Ryon, Vice President of Business Development and Account Management for Prime Health.  "With the rise of telehealth services, we wanted to be in front of the trend and offer our clients a specialty nationwide telehealth network to further offer efficiencies and save money on their workers' compensation claims."

 

About Prime Health Services, Inc.

Prime Health Services, Inc. is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage focused networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, governmental, and captive insurance markets. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. Connect on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

 

About Consumer Health Connections (CHC) Telehealth

CHC is dedicated to efficiently delivering innovative technology solutions that transform the way business and healthcare is delivered. With decades of combined healthcare and technology experience, our team understands the gaps that exist within the system. We leverage our disruptive technologies to increase our client's competitive advantage. CHC offers an innovative telehealth solution driving quality care when and where it is needed. CHC's outcomes based, cloud computing technology saves time and money, increases quality and accuracy, and provides a competitive advantage for clients. The customized telehealth application functions as a virtual care system, complete with video and audio communication capabilities and endless reporting potential. Learn more at www.chctelehealth.com.

 

Contacts:

Katie Bailey, Director of Marketing | Prime Health Services

866-348-3887 |  katie.bailey@primehealthservices.com

Jill Allen, President and CEO | CHC

262-424-5989 | jill.allen@chctelehealth.com

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Jennifer Ryon Promoted to VP of Business Development and Account Management at Prime Health Services, Inc.
NASHVILLE, TN (Thursday, September 8, 2016) - Jennifer Ryon previously served as the Vice President of Account Management. In her new position, Ms. Ryon will oversee all of Prime Health’s sales and account management staff. She will also be responsible for Prime Health’s continued growth via the acquisition of new business, as well as maintaining existing client relationships.

Prime Health Services, Inc. has promoted Jennifer Ryon to the position of Vice President of Business Development and Account Management, according to Brian A. Sharp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Prime Health Services. 

Jennifer Ryon previously served as the Vice President of Account Management.  In her new position, Ms. Ryon will oversee all of Prime Health's sales and account management staff.  She will also be responsible for Prime Health's continued growth via the acquisition of new business, as well as maintaining existing client relationships.   According to CEO/President Brian A. Sharp, "Jennifer is an exceptional talent.  She understands medical cost containment as well as anyone in the industry. I'm pleased to announce this significant promotion and look forward to her continued success at Prime."

Ms. Ryon joined Prime Health Services in 2006 as a national account manager.  She has 10 years of experience in the medical cost containment field and has been promoted numerous times throughout her career at Prime Health Services.

Ms. Ryon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.  A native of Ohio, Ms. Ryon has lived in the Nashville area for 15 years.

For questions, please call 866-348-3887.

 

About Prime Health Services, Inc.

Prime Health Services, Inc. is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage focused networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, governmental, and captive insurance markets. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. Connect on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

Media Contacts:

Katie Bailey, Director of Marketing | Prime Health Services| 866-348-3887 or katie.bailey@primehealthservices.com

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Diatherix Laboratories to Provide Diagnostic Services for Prime PPO
HUNTSVILLE, AL (Tuesday, May 17, 2016) - Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a leading provider of multiplex diagnostic services and solutions, has become a designated supplier of laboratory services for the nationwide Prime PPO, a preferred provider organization of Prime Health Services, Inc. one of the largest and fastest-growing national PPOs and medical cost containment companies in America.

Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a leading provider of multiplex diagnostic services and solutions, has become a designated supplier of laboratory services for Prime PPO, a preferred provider organization of Prime Health Services, Inc.

Prime Health Services is one of the largest and fastest-growing national PPOs and medical cost containment companies in America. With more than 6 million covered lives, Prime PPO has a nationwide network of more than 700,000 providers.

"Our company's services bring considerable value to managed care organizations and the physicians and providers who care for their members," said Dennis Grimaud, CEO of Diatherix Laboratories. "We are pleased to provide our specialized services to Prime Health's extensive and diverse solutions nationwide."  

Diatherix offers patients and physicians access to highly complex testing methods that assist in more timely and accurate diagnoses of infectious diseases.  

"Prime Health Services specializes in quality PPO network development and is uniquely positioned to offer the largest directly contracted network of providers to our clients," said Todd Hurt, Vice President of Provider Contracting, of Prime Health Services. "Relationships with laboratories such as Diatherix provide our physicians and clients with access to new technologies that help reduce time to diagnosis and improve patient care. We bring the best possible solution to the industry and the best possible care to patients, all while lowering the overall cost of medical care."

 

ABOUT DIATHERIX

Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, is located in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. Diatherix operates as an independent, high complexity, CAP-accredited clinical laboratory providing advanced multiplex molecular diagnostic services to assist healthcare providers in the simultaneous detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites, Candida and antibiotic resistance related to infectious diseases - providing one-day results and single-sample collection. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diatherix.com.

 

ABOUT PRIME HEALTH SERVICES

Prime Health Services, Inc. is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage focused networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, governmental, and captive entities. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. Connect with Prime Health on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

 

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Biocept Secures Agreements with Preferred Provider Organization Prime Health Services
SAN DIEGO, CA (Tuesday, February 23, 2016) - Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing liquid biopsies to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, announces an agreement with preferred provider organization (PPO) network Prime Health Services. Prime Health clients will now have network access to Biocept’s proprietary liquid biopsy testing. With the addition of Prime Health, Biocept increase coverage to approximately 141 million PPO consumers.

Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a molecular diagnostics company commercializing and developing liquid biopsies to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, announces an agreement with preferred provider organization (PPO) network Prime Health Services. Prime Healthclientswill now have network access to Biocept's proprietary liquid biopsy testing.  With the addition of Prime Health, Biocept increase coverage to approximately 141 million PPO consumers.

 

Prime Health is a leading national medical cost-containment company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a PPO product that is a national direct-contracted preferred provider network utilized by self-funded employer groups, insurance carriers, and regional and local provider networks. Prime Health's Group Health PPO provides access to more than 700,000 physicians, ancillary services, and hospitals nationwide.

 

"Prime Health Services is excited to have Biocept as a provider in our network.  With this agreement in place, Biocept's proprietary liquid biopsy testing will be an option for our clients and assist their physicians in making treatment decisions," said Prime Health's Todd Hurt, Vice President of Provider Contracting. "Additionally, Prime Health plays a leading role with assisting providers like Biocept with streamlining the claims adjudication and reimbursement process."

 

"Biocept's proprietary liquid biopsy platform uses a simple blood sample to detect the presence of key cancer-associated biomarkers, which can assist with medical decision-making," said Biocept's Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director Veena Singh, MD.  "Determining the molecular status of a tumor can help predict its progression and guide therapy.  Our liquid biopsy tests can provide information without invasive surgical procedures, which can involve substantial risk or may not be possible for some patients."

  

Amy McNeal, Biocept's Senior Director of Reimbursement Strategies, stated, "Our agreement with Prime Health is important in expanding PPO coverage of our liquid biopsy tests to a broader group of consumers, which is a key aspect of our reimbursement strategy.  Prime Health brings Biocept the added advantage of streamlining the claims adjudication and reimbursement process."

 

About Prime Health Services

Prime Health Services, Inc. is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage focused networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, governmental, and captive insurance markets. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. Connect on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

 

About Biocept

Biocept, Inc. is a commercial-stage molecular diagnostics company that utilizes a proprietary technology platform and a standard blood sample to provide physicians with important prognostic and predictive information to enhance individual treatment of patients with cancer. Biocept's patented technology platform captures and analyzes circulating tumor DNA, both in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in plasma (ctDNA). Biocept currently offers assays for prostate cancer, gastric cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and melanoma, and plans to introduce CLIA-validated tests for other solid tumors in the near term. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com

 

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. To the extent that statements in this release are not strictly historical, including without limitation statements as to our ability to improve the detection and treatment of cancer, the role of androgen receptor expression in personalized medicine and its prognostic and predictive value, our impact on diagnostic strategies, our ability to enhance individual cancer treatments and planned future offerings, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous risk factors as set forth in our Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The effects of such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this release. We do not plan to update any such forward-looking statements and expressly disclaim any duty to update the information contained in this press release except as required by law. Readers are advised to review our filings with the SEC, which can be accessed over the Internet at the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov.

Investor Contact:

LHA   Jody Cain   jcain@lhai.com   310-691-7100

 

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2015

PRIME HEARING SOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS’ COMP CLIENTS
NASHVILLE, TN (Monday, November 2, 2015) - Prime Health Services is excited to announce a new Prime Hearing solution for workers’ compensation clients that will be powered by American Hearing Benefits. The new Prime Hearing program offers access to a nationwide network of quality audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, with significant savings on hearing solutions.

Prime Health Services, Inc. (Prime Health) is excited to announce a new Prime Hearing solution for workers' compensation clients that will be powered by American Hearing Benefits (a division of Starkey Hearing Technologies - the only remaining American owned and operated, major hearing aid manufacturer).

"Prime Health Services is excited to partner with American Hearing Benefits in creating the Prime Hearing solution. Clients of Prime Health Services now have access to a comprehensive hearing program that not only affords the best possible care for patients, but offers the best savings possible on state-of-the-art hearing aids. We are excited to bring this unique program to our clients," stated Dorrence Stovall, Vice President of Network Development & Quality Assurance.

Workers' compensation claimants in various industries suffer hearing injuries, and hearing loss presents lasting problems for the claimant. The new Prime Hearing program offers access to a nationwide network of quality audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, with significant savings on hearing solutions.

George Christ, American Hearing Benefits National Hearing Benefits Manager, states, "We're truly looking forward to working with Prime Health Services in powering their new program, Prime Hearing, for their clients and the injured American worker. Hearing is so important when it comes to the worker's communications, safety, productivity, and overall sense of well-being. It can be life changing."

Prime Hearing offers current clients that are directly accessing the Prime PPO Network significant savings on hearing solutions and access to a nationwide network of audiologists and hearing aid dispensers with over 3,000+ credentialed provider locations. Case managers and adjustors need only call the intake number, 1-877-760-3830, to get started. Read more about how this beneficial program will help your work place: www.primehealthservices.com/services/PrimeHearing.

ABOUT PRIME HEALTH SERVICES
Prime Health Services is a leading national managed care company whose mission is to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of functions of health insurance, delivery of care, and administration, including our noteworthy primary Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network that is customizable for each client's needs. The Prime Health Services PPO (PrimePPO) Network includes workers' compensation, commercial group health, auto liability, corrections, and Medicare Advantage networks. Over 700,000 nationwide providers and facilities make up the PrimePPO Network, which is available to the insurance carrier, third party administrator (TPA), self-insured, and captive insurance markets. More information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887. You can also find us on Twitter (@PrimePPO), Facebook (@PrimeHealthServices), LinkedIn (/company/Prime-Health), and Google+ (+PrimeHealthServices).

ABOUT AMERICAN HEARING BENEFITS
American Hearing Benefits aims to provide access to quality hearing healthcare and savings on the latest, state-of-the art hearing aids to its contracted partners. Their Hearing Professionals Network has more than 3,000 offices nationwide, ready to serve the audiological needs of its members. Their hearing healthcare programs are designed to help members with their hearing needs, making it easy to achieve improved communications and quality of life through better hearing.

American Hearing Benefits is a division of Starkey Hearing Technologies and is a leader in the industry with their Worker's Compensation, Discount, Managed Care, and Insurance programs. It was founded in 2004 and purchased by Starkey Hearing Technologies in 2005. It is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with provider locations in all 50 states.

ABOUT STARKEY® HEARING TECHNOLOGIES
Starkey Hearing Technologies is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company is recognized for its innovative design, development and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies currently employs more than 3,600 people, operates 21 facilities and conducts business in more than 100 markets worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and distributes hearing aids via three distinct brands - Audibel, NuEar and its original brand, Starkey. For more information, visit http://www.starkey.com.

Contact:
Katie Bailey, Marketing Manager
Katie.Bailey@PrimeHealthServices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT WITH THE MED GROUP FOR PAYER NETWORK EXPANSION
LUBBOCK, Texas (Monday, March 30, 2015) - The MED Group, a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Company, today announced the expansion of its payer network to include several new and enhanced agreements. MED Group members will now have access to an additional 11.8 million covered lives through agreements with medical cost containment company Prime Health Services, Inc. (PHS), MultiPlan's Texas True Choice (TTC) Network, and Stratose.

The MED Group is the leading group purchasing and member services organization in the home medical equipment industry. The MED Group strives to offer HME providers innovative, value-added programs in addition to a competitive GPO portfolio, such as specialized clinical networks and MED U which provides HME industry-specific education. The MED Group's comprehensive payer network is another example of this commitment and functions as a cost saving, revenue generating program that covers more than 141 million lives. The addition of PHS, TTC and Stratose to the existing MED network will expand the company's coverage to over 153 million lives, creating additional revenue opportunities for MED members.

PHS's network is comprised of over 700,000 providers nationwide and offers providers access to lives beyond traditional group health by contracting with clients in worker's compensation and auto liability. Its payer clients are primarily self-insured employers, third party administrators (TPAs), insurance carriers, and state or federal organizations.

MultiPlan's TTC network is focused on Rural Service Areas (RSAs) for Texas Medicaid plans and includes the Texas STAR program, the Texas CHIP program, Star Health (foster care), and Star Kids (beginning 2016). This agreement will provide coverage for more than 3 million children and 800,000 adults enrolled in the various Texas Medicaid programs.

Stratose directly manages a PPO network with more than 850,000 provider contracts. The agreement gives MED members access to approximately 11 million lives nationwide. One of the largest PPOs in the United States, Stratose has strategic partnerships with national and regional PPOs, and is continuing to grow through mergers and acquisitions.

Jeff Woodham, The MED Group Senior Vice President and General Manager, stated, "We are excited to bring these new payer agreements to our members  enabling them to seek new revenue opportunities and discover new referral sources in their marketplace. Our members can directly market their products, programs and services to the broad range of clients who utilize these three payers."

About The MED Group

The MED Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), is a Group Purchasing, Business Solutions and Network Management Organization that serves its Home Care Customers (Provider Members, Suppliers and Referral Sources) through a unique model that delivers value for each.

MED members are market-leading Home Medical Equipment (HME) Providers that consistently deliver quality patient care through clinical and business based best practices. Through MED smart purchasing economic models, members make cost effective purchasing choices for products available through MED Business Partner agreements. MED also helps members improve efficiencies in education and training, reimbursement, accreditation, certification, technology and other operational areas - to help maintain their status as market leaders. MED's Network includes market leading HME providers that cover 2000+ locations.

For More Information Contact:
Angela Elsier
Director of Marketing
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
800-642-3020 X2870
aelsier@mhainc.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES MENTIONED IN UROLOGY TIMES ARTICLE: Medicare to cover another prostate Ca test
By Benjamin P. Saylor (Monday, January 19, 2015) - Medicare to cover another prostate Ca test Palmetto GBA, a national contractor that administers Medicare benefits, has issued a positive coverage policy through the MolDX Program for the Decipher prostate cancer classifier, developer GenomeDx Biosciences reported.

Decipher is intended for men who have undergone radical prostatectomy and are considered by guidelines to be at high risk for recurrence. These are men who have specific risk factors for cancer recurrence, including positive surgical margins, pathologic stage T3 disease, or rising PSA after initial PSA nadir. The Medicare coverage policy covers men with prostate cancer who have these features and are weighing treatment options after a radical prostatectomy, GenomeDx said in a press release.

"We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with Palmetto GBA to establish coverage for Decipher. This is an important milestone for GenomeDx and the thousands of men who may benefit from the valuable genomic information provided by Decipher," GenomeDx CEO Doug Dolginow, MD, said in the release.

Decipher was  recently found to predict rapid metastatic disease in node-negative, high-risk men managed by radical prostatectomy without adjuvant therapy, according to findings published online inEuropean Urology.

The announcement also follows GenomeDx's fall 2014  announcement that it had entered into a contractual agreement with MultiPlan, Inc. for diagnostic laboratory testing, providing access to the Decipher classifier to health plan members who access 500,000-plus providers who participate in the MultiPlan Network.

Since their U.S. rollout, newer prostate cancer tests have received positive coverage decisions from Medicare and private insurers:

  • Palmetto GBA issued a draft  local coverage determination (LCD) for the Prolaris prostate cancer test (Myriad Genetics, Inc.) in October 2014. Language in the draft LCD provides reimbursement coverage for the approximately 50% of prostate cancer patients defined as low and very low risk.
  • Also in fall 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  released the final version of the coverage policy for ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer test (MDxHealth) issued by Palmetto GBA.
  • Early in 2014, both GenomeDx and MDxHealth  announced agreements aimed at expanding insurance coverage for the Decipher and ConfirmMDx tests, respectively. GenomeDx entered into a contractual agreement to provide the Decipher test to FEDMED payers, while MDxHealth signed an agreement with Prime Health Services, Inc., a preferred provider organization network, covering all 50 states.

Source: Urology Times

 

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2014

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. WELCOMES THREE NEW NATIONAL ACCOUNT SALES EXECUTIVES TO ITS NATIONAL SALES TEAM
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, August 5, 2014) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), is delighted to announce the expansion of its sales team with the additions of Jason Collins, Karin Konstan, and Kelly Reitzer as National Account Sales Executives. Prime Health Services Inc. is one of the nation’s largest non-risk bearing PPO and medical cost-containment companies.

Jason, Karin, and Kelly each bring to Prime many years of very successful national program sales experience with a variety of insurance services cost containment firms and each have very strong national and regional relationships with insurance carriers, third party administrators, self-insured employers, and specialty niche markets.

"I am thrilled to announce that Jason, Karin and Kelly have joined our sales team where they will be instrumental in leading our regional expansion plans to drive our nationwide business growth," said Pete McDonnell, Senior Vice President of Sales at Prime. "Their proven sales and business development skills combined with a deep understanding of our products, services and markets will help us move into the next phase in our company's history of aggressive growth."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as re-pricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the insurance carrier, TPA, self-insured and captive insurance markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Pete McDonnell, Senior Vice President, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 pete.mcdonnell@primehealthservices.com

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BIOTHERANOSTICS, PRIME HEALTH SERVICES SIGN CONTRACT TO EXPAND GENOMIC TESTS
Nashville, TN (Thursday, April 10, 2014) - bioTheranostics, Inc., the leading genomic solutions provider for cancer diagnosis, has signed a contract with Prime Health Services, Inc., a national preferred provider organization network, to cover the company's genomic tests for breast cancer patients and patients with metastatic disease.

Prime Health Services members in all 50 states now have access to bioTheranostics' full suite of molecular-based diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive cancer tests, including both the Breast Cancer IndexSM, which quantifies risk of recurrence of early stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, and CancerTYPE ID®, a genomic test for accurate diagnosis of metastatic cancer.

Richard Ding, CEO of bioTheranostics, said, "As an early adopter of the Breast Cancer Index, Prime Health Services is leading the way in improving breast cancer management. This breakthrough test allows oncologists to help patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer better understand their risk of recurrence across a full 10-year time frame, as well as their potential benefit from extended endocrine therapy. We are delighted that Prime Health will be offering this test to members and look forward to working with additional payors to make our molecular tests broadly available to support improved cancer management nationwide."

Ding said that the contract with Prime Health Services is one of several agreements that bioTheranostics has signed with national preferred provider organization networks this year, providing more than 91 million covered members with access to both the Breast Cancer Index and CancerTYPE ID tests.

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. NAMES PETE MCDONNELL AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, March 11, 2014) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), is pleased to announce the addition of Pete McDonnell as Senior Vice President of Sales. Prime Health Services Inc. is one of the nation’s largest non-risk bearing PPO and medical cost-containment companies. Pete will be responsible for all aspects of Prime’s Sales operations and expansion plans.

Pete brings to Prime over 25 years of senior management and sales leadership experience with both insurance companies and insurance services cost containment firms.

"I am very excited to announce the addition of Pete as our Senior Vice President of Sales and a member of Prime's Executive Management Team. Pete has a very extensive insurance background in a wide variety of areas and we're looking forward to benefitting from Pete leading our sales efforts to new heights of success as we expand our services into new markets and opportunities" said Bethany Sharp, Chief Operating Officer of Prime Health Services.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as re-pricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, Auto Liability, Corrections and Medicare Advantage networks. Prime Health has over 600,000 providers and facilities nationwide and offers its PPO services and access to the insurance carrier, TPA, self-insured and captive insurance markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

 

Media Contacts:

Bethany Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 bethany.sharp@primehealthservices.com

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2013

PRIME HEALTH WELCOMES MARYLAND ORTHOPEDICS INTO THE PRIME HEALTH NETWORK
Nashville, TN (Monday, June 17, 2013) - Prime Health Services, Inc. is pleased to announce Maryland Orthopedics is now a participating provider. Maryland Orthopedics has been in business since 1978 and provides an array of orthopedics and physical therapy services. Located in Ellicott City, Laurel, Owings Mills and Frederick, Maryland Orthopedics has seven board certified orthopedic surgeons on staff for workers compensation and auto liability needs.

"The addition of Maryland Orthopedics allows our workers' compensation and auto liability clients throughout Maryland an additional choice in quality orthopedic care," said Todd Hurt, Vice President of Provider Contracting for Prime Health Services.   The orthopedic care provided by Maryland Orthopedics includes treatment for back injuries, neck injuries, arthritis care, arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy.  For additional information, please visit www.marylandorthopedics.net.  To schedule an appointment, please call 410-461-9500 today. 

About Prime Health

Founded in 2001 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime) is a medical cost containment company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions and other medical management services. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, Corrections, Medicare, and Auto Liability networks. Prime has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, governmental, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.comor by calling 1-866-348-3887.

Media Contacts

Todd Hurt, Vice President of Provider Contracting, Prime Health Services, Inc. ; 866-348-3887; todd.hurt@primehealthservices.com

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2012

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW AND ENHANCED WEBSITE
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, September 18, 2012) - “Prime Health Services, one of the nation’s largest workers’ compensation, group health, corrections, and first party auto liability medical cost containment companies, is pleased to announce it has upgraded its website to better reflect the current status of the corporation. www.primehealthservices.com

"Prime Health Services has released its newest version of its website to better tell the story of Prime Health Services and its current product offerings to our clients." said Brian A. Sharp, President and CEO of Prime Health Services Inc. He further stated that "Prime has become the primary choice for clients looking for an alternative total solution to their medical cost containment and PPO needs.  Thus, we felt it was time for our website to be more interactive, tell our story anew, and to meet the online needs of our clients, patients, and providers."

Please visit our website at www.primehealthservices.com to view the new site.  Additional services and functionality will be coming to the site over the next few months. 

About Prime Health

Founded in 2001 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime) is a medical cost containment company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions and other medical management services. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, Corrections, Medicare, and Auto Liability networks. Prime has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, governmental, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.comor by calling 1-866-348-3887.

Media Contacts

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887, brian.sharp@primehealthservices.com

Bethany T. Sharp, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887, bethany.sharp@primehealthservices.com  

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES ACQUIRES CASUALTY MANAGEMENT NETWORK
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, June 19, 2012) - Prime Health Services (Prime), one of the nation's largest workers' compensation, group health, corrections, and auto liability PPO networks is pleased to announce it has acquired Casualty Management Network (CMN). CMN is a broad based PPO network with over 5,000 medical providers in the state of Colorado. Its providers are contracted for the workers' compensation, group health, and auto markets. Both coverage and discounts are substantial.

Brian Sharp, CEO of Prime, said yesterday, "This acquisition greatly enhances Prime's coverage in the state of Colorado for all of our product lines. CMN has done an excellent job in contracting the most desired providers in this prominent western state. Our clients will see an immediate impact on Prime's coverage and savings in Colorado." Sharp further stated, "Prime continues to enhance its place in the PPO market with this acquisition."

As the consolidation of PPOs continues nationally (especially in the workers' compensation market), Prime is executing its business strategy to aggressively contract the most sought after providers. For clients that use our Prime Metrics product, we also contract medical providers with the best empirical medical outcomes. As stated by Prime's VP of Network Management, Dorrence Stovall, "Prime's strategy also includes acquiring regional and local PPOs. CMN was a perfect fit with Prime and our overall business plan."

About Prime Health

Founded in 2001 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime) is a medical cost containment company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as other cost containment services. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, Corrections, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 600,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF ITS TX HCN
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, March 13, 2012) - Prime Health Services, Inc. is proud to announce it has been certified in an additional 140 counties in its Texas HCN. The Prime certification number is #6143 which now covers a total of 250 counties in the state of Texas. Only 4 counties in the rural area of west Texas are non-certified.

The following counties are now approved HCN certified for Prime in Texas:

COUNTY LIST: Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, LaSalle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Motley, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, Zavala

Prime is proud to announce the completion of its Texas HCN with a total of 250 certified counties. "Prime set out to achieve a monumental goal in Texas, to be the largest (in terms of certified counties) of any Texas HCN. I'm proud to say today that we have achieved that goal in the sense of being certified in all but 4 counties in Texas. In doing so Prime Health can now cover the geographical needs of any client in the state of Texas." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO for Prime Health Services, Inc. He further stated " Prime also set a goal of contracting the most sought after medical providers below the TX state fee schedule, which has also been accomplished with the majority of our provider relationships. We expect our clients to experience substantial savings utilizing the Prime Health HCN."

For questions regarding Prime Health's Texas HCN, please call 866-348-3887.

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2011

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES BRUCE KINDY AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, October 19, 2011) - Prime Health Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Bruce Kindy as Vice President of Sales. Bruce will be responsible for the development and performance of all company sales activities and will provide leadership and management to Prime Health's national sales force in order to achieve maximum profitability and growth in line with Prime Health's vision and values.

Bruce brings to Prime Health a vast history of experiences and knowledge through his 20 years of service and leadership in the workers' compensation industry working for prominent organizations such as Genex Services, Bunch and Associates, Inc., Coventry Workers Compensation Services and most recently MedRisk, Inc.

"We are excited to have Bruce on board to lead Prime Health in expanding our relationships further into the self-insured community. Bruce comes to us with a plethora of knowledge and ideas and has a passion for helping customers find the best option for saving money," said Bethany Sharp, Executive Vice President of Prime Health.

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MITCHELL A.C.S.
San Diego, CA (Tuesday, August 23, 2011) - Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions and Prime Health Services Announce New Partnership Leading P&C claims injury management solution and premier national voluntary provider network join together to enable and accelerate expansion of access to high quality, lower cost medical care for injured parties.

Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced a new partnership with Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a leading Voluntary Provider Network (VPN) organization.

This partnership provides Mitchell DecisionPoint® clients and injured parties the opportunity to realize significant savings and access to quality medical care through the use of Prime Health's leading VPN organization. Prime Health's network, coupled with the operational efficiencies gained from Mitchell DecisionPoint-a leading medical bill management solution for 1st and 3rd party injury claims-assists with full benefits capture on all eligible claims while enabling consistent, cost effective, service sensitive and efficient injury claims handling.

"The addition of Prime Health as a partner, for our DecisionPoint medical bill management solution showcases our continuing commitment to provide high quality expansion of value offerings that help our clients achieve their claim service delivery goals while enabling them to better assist their injured party customers," states John Gilmartin, Vice President, Product Management & Operations, Auto Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International. "This new nationwide VPN partnership enables insurance carriers to offer injured parties access to high quality, reasonably priced medical care and the seamless integration with DecisionPoint accelerates prompt, effective and accurate injury claims handling."

"Our partnership with Mitchell DecisionPoint is a great opportunity to showcase the quantity and quality of providers in our network, to leading P&C carriers and this exposure accelerates the process of other quality providers wishing to join our networks", said Bethany Sharp, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services. "The real winners, of course, are injured parties as this partnership helps insurers to reduce monetary expenditure for medical management benefits without loss of benefit quality."

According to Dave Torrence, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Auto Casualty Solutions, Mitchell International, "Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions is dedicated to providing software and service offerings that empower our clients to enhance injury claims handling efficiencies while improving both savings and claims service delivery. Mitchell and Prime Health share a passion for empowering our client's best claims performance while delivering superior health care delivery to injured parties-this partnership is a key example of our unswerving dedication to this goal."

About Prime Health

Based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a medical management company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

About Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions

The Mitchell Auto Casualty Solutions (ACS) division delivers solutions that help accelerate prompt, fair and effective liability claims handling with automated decision-making tools. By connecting people with technology and data, ACS delivers timely, intelligent and actionable insight to our clients so that they can handle 1st and 3rd party liability claims better. ACS offerings incorporate leading-edge technologies that empower our clients to handle claims more accurately, consistently, efficiently and cost-effectively enabling them to deliver outstanding claim service results. For more than 20 years, ACS has delivered high-quality products and services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. With extensive industry experience and a track record of outstanding service delivery, ACS is uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that simplify and optimize your claims handling.

About Mitchel International, Inc.

Mitchell International, Inc. empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes. As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit www.mitchell.com.

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL COUNTIES CERTIFIED IN ITS TEXAS HCN
Nashville, TN (Monday, July 11, 2011) - Prime Health Services, Inc., is proud to announce it has been certified in an additional 90 counties in its Texas HCN. The Prime certification number is #6143 which now covers a total of 110 counties in the state of Texas.

The following counties are now approved HCN certified for Prime in Texas:

Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bowie, Brazoria, Brooks, Burnet, Caldwell, Cameron, Camp, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Collin, Cochran, Comal, Crane, Dallas, Dawson, Delta, Denton, Ector, Ellis, El Paso, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Franklin, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin Harris Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hockley, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kleberg, Lamar, Lampasas, Lee, Liberty, Lynn, Marion, Martin, Medina, Midland, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Polk, Rains, Reagan, Red River, Refugio, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Patricio, Shelby, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Terry, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Upshur, Upton, Van Zandt, Waller, Ward, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wood and Yoakum

Prime Health is continuing to work to ensure that all major metropolitan and rural areas are covered as a part of the Prime HCN. "Prime continues to pursue an aggressive strategy to acquire certification in all Texas counties by the end of 2011. Our contracting department adds more providers in Texas each day to ensure that Prime is the preeminent HCN in Texas." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO for Prime Health Services.

For questions regarding Prime Health's Texas HCN, please call 866-348-3887.

About Prime Health

Based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a medical management company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 700,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 brian.sharp@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH LAUNCHES CLOUD BASED EXPANSION OF ITS REPRICING ENGINE
(Tuesday, February 15, 2011) - Prime Health Services, one of the nation's largest workers' compensation, group health, and first party auto liability PPO networks, today announces that it has launched a Cloud based expansion of its Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) repricing engine. CORE, Prime Health Service's bill repricing engine and PPO data communications solution, has been redesigned as cloud based application in order to leverage the considerable advantages of the Windows Azure Platform.

"For many years now, we have had great success with our Web Service based solutions - offering real time repricing of our clients medical bills. Our new expansion to the Cloud is the next evolution of our cutting edge capabilities," according to Christian Puryear, CIO of Prime Health Services. "The extraordinary capacity of the Windows Azure environment made the Microsoft solution a natural choice for us."

With the Microsoft hosted, redundant servers and 256-bit secure communications, Prime Health Services' clients are able to safely utilize our services with near 100% uptime.

Regarding the benefits of Windows Azure, Cory Brostowicz, senior Application Developer, advises: "We are able to dynamically grow our infrastructure at a moment's notice. Our CORE technology averages 50ms per transaction and as our bill processing traffic continues to double yearly, we are now able to offer enhanced speed and response level our clients have grown to expect."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 brian.sharp@primehealthservices.com

Bethany Tyson, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 bethany.tyson@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF APPLIED METRICS
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, February 15, 2011) - Prime Health Services, one of the nation's largest workers' compensation, group health, and first party auto liability PPO networks, is pleased to announce it has acquired majority interest in Applied Metrics (a holding of BRM Global Inc.). Applied Metrics provides expertise in analyzing medical outcome-based data for the workers' compensation, auto liability, and health markets.

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2010

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION AS A TEXAS HCN
Nashville, TN (Monday, December 6, 2010) - Prime Health Services, Inc. is proud to announce our certification as a Texas HCN. Our certification number is #6143. The initial certification is approved for counties in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth area. Those counties include: Brazoria, Chambers, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Liberty, Montgomery, Orange, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Waller.

As January 1, 2011 is approaching, Prime Health is working to ensure that all major metropolitan areas are covered as a certified HCN. Current contracting is going on now in the following counties with the goal of certification before January 1. El Paso, Bexar (San Antonio), Travis (Austin), Williamson, McLennan (Waco), Nueces (Corpus Christi), Hidalgo, Nacogdoches, and Smith (Tyler).

We are excited and look forward to working with our clients and other companies that need a certified Texas HCN. Our contracting department continues to add more providers in Texas each day to ensure that Prime is ready for January 1, 2011." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO for Prime Health Services.

For questions regarding Prime Health's Texas HCN, please call 866-348-3887.

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2009

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. NAMES CHRISTIAN PURYEAR AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Nashville, TN (Monday, October 12, 2009) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announces today that Mr. Christian Puryear has been named Chief Information Officer. Prime Health Services Inc. is one of the nation’s largest non-risk bearing PPO and medical cost-containment companies. Puryear joined Prime Health Services in 2008 and most recently was Director of Information Technology. He assumes main responsibility for overseeing all aspects of Prime Health's technology development including our strategy for technology platforms, product development, and standards compliance.

"I am excited to announce Christian as the new Chief Information Officer. He has been a large asset within our company in regards to the growth of our technology for our Nationwide PPO Network. His new position will allow Prime Health to benefit from his expertise." said Brian A. Sharp, President/CEO of Prime Health Services.

With a background in software development, Christian brings over 10 years of IT experience specific to the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Prime Health, Christian held positions with NotRocket IT services, Crosslin & Vaden (now Crosslin & Associates), HealthStream, and HCA.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 brian.sharp@primehealthservices.com

Bethany Tyson, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 bethany.tyson@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. SELECTS BOBBY BANYAN AS NATIONAL CONTRACT EXECUTIVE
Nashville, TN (Monday, October 12, 2009) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announces today that Mr. Bobby Banyan has joined its provider contracting team as National Contract Executive. Prime Health Services Inc. is one of the nation’s largest non-risk bearing PPO and medical cost-containment companies. As one of its newest team members, Bobby will be dedicated to the continuation of building Prime Health’s nationwide PPO Network

"Bobby will be a great asset to Prime Health as we expand our national customization efforts. Prime Health is excited to have Bobby join our team and looks forward to his success in Prime's continued growth." said Brian A. Sharp, President/CEO of Prime Health Services.

Bobby, son of a Four Star General, has worked with major corporations as P&L manager for the past 20 years. The past 10 years he has been focused on working directly with negotiating contractual agreements which have resulted in company growth within his market.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 brian.sharp@primehealthservices.com

Bethany Tyson, Executive Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 bethany.tyson@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES AND ST. THOMAS HEALTH SERVICES RENEW CONTRACT
Nashville, TN (Monday, January 5, 2009) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), is proud to announce a renewed commitment to servicing the needs of the workers’ compensation payor community in the Middle-Tennessee market with St. Thomas Health Services. Prime Health Services contract entails working with St. Thomas Health Services and their family of hospitals in Middle Tennessee

St. Thomas Health Services has renewed their agreement to participate in the Prime Health Services PPO Network. Part of this new commitment is a doubling of the savings offered to employers' and the payer community when treating workers' compensation patients. This increased savings, coupled with excellent quality care aid in returning the injured worker to their jobs in the timeliest manner.

"Prime Health Services is proud of our many years of being able to offer the St. Thomas Health Services locations in our PPO Network. By renewing this relationship they are making a commitment to the employers and Payor community in Middle Tennessee that their locations want to be seen as the predominant facilities to be used for quickly and efficiently treating the injured worker," said Dorrence Stovall, Vice President of Provider Relations for Prime Health Services.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 x180 jennifer.pitoscia@primehealthservices.com

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2008

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES AND IME EXCHANGE ENTER INTO NEW RELATIONSHIP
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, October 1, 2008) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today a strategic relationship with IME Exchange, created by Venia Innovations, LLC (Venia), a web-based application that allows our clients to engage only the highest-quality Examiners for all varieties of medical assessment and second-opinions.

"Prime Health Services is excited to enter into this new relationship with IME Exchange. The strength of their innovative web-based applications paired with our vast PPO coverage and discounts for Independent Medical Examinations will serve to be an asset to IME Exchange customers." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO of Prime Health Services, Inc.

"Prime's entrepreneurial spirit and ability to embrace emerging technologies puts us in the enviable position of redefining how claims and medical professionals connect in the IME process." says Doug Blair, CEO of Venia. "With Prime's vast Examiner network, we are developing the ability to give our clients immediate access to any type of medical specialist, in any market, for any kind of evaluation across all lines of insurance."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or call 866-348-3887.

About IME Exchange

IME Exchange is the launch product of Venia which was founded in 2006 in Indianapolis, IN. Like Expedia, Monster and Ebay, IME Exchange is redefining the medical assessments marketplace by bringing buyer and seller together without the traditional middleman. IME Exchange is a HIPAA compliant software application that is currently concluding its beta-testing with Costco Wholesale, Nordstrom and their insurance partners.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 x180 jennifer.pitoscia@primehealthservices.com

Doug Blair, Chief Executive Officer, IME Exchange 317-773-0869 hdblair@imeexchange.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES AND TENET HEALTHCARE REACH NATIONAL AGREEMENT
Nashville, TN (Monday, September 22, 2008) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), is proud to announce the formation of a new relationship with Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) nationally. This relationship will enhance Prime Health’s highly advanced and cost-effective healthcare management. All of Tenet’s hospitals became part of the Prime Health Services Network effective Sept. 1, 2008

Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a national Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), is proud to announce the formation of a new relationship with Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) nationally. This relationship will enhance Prime Health's highly advanced and cost-effective healthcare management. All of Tenet's hospitals became part of the Prime Health Services Network effective Sept. 1, 2008.

"We are pleased to bring our clients national access to the Tenet facilities. They represent some of the best and highest quality hospital systems available, and we look forward to growing both our business models as we seek to bring affordable and quality healthcare to our clients" said Dorrence Stovall, Vice President of Network Development for Prime Health Services.

The arrangement allows Prime Health's customers access to more than 50 hospitals throughout 12 states.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or call 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 x180 jennifer.pitoscia@primehealthservices.com

Nicki Jolly, Director of Network Development, Prime Health Services, 866-348-3887 x130 nicki.jolly@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES CONTINUES TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL MEDICARE AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NETWORK
Nashville, TN (Monday, February 25, 2008) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announces the addition of Medicare and Medicare Advantage access to it's national network offering. The ability to develop the right network in the right market is the key to successfully implementing a Medicare Advantage program. Prime Health Services Network Development staff has the history and experience to successfully develop the right network in any market.

Prime Health has recently and successfully completed their first customization project for a large Medicare Advantage client, developing network access in several markets for their 2009 offerings. The growing need for this type of service has become more apparent over the past several months. Inquiries about our Medicare customization services continue to flood our offices.

"We are excited and look forward to working with other clients that may have similar needs in the future. We have added Medicare and Medicare Advantage language to all of our national contracts in anticipation of developing this product and making it accessible in all markets." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO for Prime Health Services.

About Prime Health

Prime Health Services (Prime Health) founded in 2001 with their Corporate Offices based in Brentwood, TN is a nationwide preferred provider organization that offers a full spectrum of services including Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks ready for access with customizable solutions to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. For more information please visit www.primehealthservices.com or call 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer.pitoscia@primehealthservices.com

Bethany Cook, Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887x 140, bethany.cook@primehealthservices.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES AND ALPHA REVIEW CORP ENTER INTO NEW RELATIONSHIP
Nashville, TN (Friday, January 18, 2008) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today an agreement with a national healthcare cost management company, Alpha Review Corporation, a medical bill review company based out of Illinois. The relationship between Alpha Review and Prime Health will offer powerful provider savings, a network delivery system, and medical bill review to Workers Compensation and Auto Liability customers nationwide.

"We are proud to have solidified a relationship with one of the most well respected bill review companies in the industry. We expect our relationship to prosper in 2008 and provide exceptional value to Alpha Review's clients," said Bethany Cook, Vice President for Prime Health Services.

Michael Drevalas, President of Alpha Review Corporation, sees a great deal of synergy working with Prime Health. He stated, "We are excited about the opportunity to work with Prime Health. Quality, service and savings have been keys to our success. It is clear their focus is on providing the best savings and service possible. It is a great fit."

About Prime Health

Prime Health Services (Prime Health) founded in 2001 with their Corporate Offices based in Brentwood, TN is a nationwide preferred provider organization that offers a full spectrum of services including Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks ready for access with customizable solutions to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. For more information please visit www.primehealthservices.com or call 866-348-3887.

About Alpha Review Corporation

Alpha Review Corporation (ARC) was formed in 1995 as a medical bill review company. ARC customizes its bill review services to meet the client's individual needs by setting specific and unique customer notification parameters, providing customized management reports, or meeting any number of perhaps seemingly minor, but critical needs. This ensures the bill review process will work smoothly and efficiently for our customer. By focusing on medical bill review, ARC is able to leverage its experience and expertise to provide the best possible savings. We are the focal point of the client's need for bill review expertise in any state. We are a single resource, processing all bills at one location.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer.pitoscia@primehealthservices.com

Bethany Cook, Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887x 140, bethany.cook@primehealthservices.com

Michael Drevalas, President, Alpha Review Corporation, 630-305-8108, arcmed@alphareview.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES REACHES NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH DEVON HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
Nashville, TN (Friday, January 4, 2008) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today an agreement with a national healthcare cost management company, Devon Health Services, Inc. of Pennsylvania. This relationship will enhance Prime Health’s highly advanced and cost-effective healthcare management products customized for superior access to care, advanced quality of care, deep savings, and expanded choices.

"Prime Health Services is excited to enter into this new relationship with Devon Health. They bring value to the Prime Health PPO network and to our clients by offering quality providers in the tri-states at discounted rates." said Brian Sharp, CEO for Prime Health Services.

The arrangement allows Prime Health's customers a direct regional network which offers complete provider access in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and Ohio.

"Devon Health strives to combat skyrocketing healthcare costs from various angles, and Prime Health Services shares this goal," says Brian D. Atkinson, chief operating officer of Devon Health. "We are proud to partner with them and offer their members' access to our extensive Group Health, Workers' Compensation, and Auto Liability networks."

About Devon Health Services, Inc.

Devon Health Services, Inc. is a national healthcare cost management company offering complete healthcare benefit packages including national and regional PPO networks, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, Worker's Compensation, Motor Vehicle, and Claims Settlement Services. Devon Health was founded in 1991 by John A. Bennett, M.D., an internal medicine physician. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompass over 600,000 providers for workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Nicki Jolly, Director of Network Development, Prime Health Services
866-348-3887 x130, njolly@prime-health.net

Darren M. Behuniak, Director of Marketing & Communications, Devon Health Services, Inc. 610-755-4958, dbehuniak@devonhealth.com

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES ADDS MEDICARE AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE TO NATIONAL NETWORK OFFERING
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, January 2, 2008) - Prime Health Services Inc. (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today the addition of Medicare and Medicare Advantage access to it's national network offering. The ability to develop the right network in the right market is the key to successfully implementing a Medicare Advantage program. Prime Health Services Network Development staff has the history and experience to successfully develop the right network any market.

Prime Health is currently working with their first Medicare Advantage client developing network access in several markets for their 2009 offerings. "We are excited and look forward to working with other clients that may have similar needs in the future. We have added Medicare and Medicare Advantage language to all of our national contracts in anticipation of developing this product and making it accessible in all markets." said Dorrence Stovall, Vice President of Network Development for Prime Health Services.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompass over 600,000 providers for workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Dorrence Stovall, Vice President of Network Development, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x150, dorrence.stovall@prime-health.net

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2007

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH H.H.C. GROUP
Nashville, TN (Friday, November 30, 2007) - Prime Health Services Inc. , a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today an agreement with H.H.C. Group, a comprehensive consultative services, including claim negotiation, repricing, line item and comprehensive bill reviews (audits), and medical director and peer review services.

"Prime Health Services is excited to enter into this new relationship with H.H.C. Group. The strength of their cost containment services paired with our vast PPO coverage and discounts will serve to be an asset to the H.H.C. Group customers." said Bethany Cook, Director of Business Development for Prime Health Services.

"Our goal is to provide the full spectrum of cost containment services for our clients. A claim review can begin and end with one of our services or require the use of multiple services before resulting in a successful resolution," said H.H.C. Group's President and CEO, Dr. Bruce Roffé. "Our clients are pleased with the fact that we are able to provide all of the services that they may need for health care cost containment, and we are able to serve as that one "go-to" consultant source for their needs."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompass over 600,000 providers for workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

About H.H.C. Group

H.H.C. Group provides comprehensive consultative services, including claim negotiation, repricing, line item and comprehensive bill reviews (audits), and medical director and peer review services. Its financial case managers are licensed health insurance adjusters in New York, North Carolina, Florida, and Oregon, and H.H.C. Group is licensed as a Medical Review Agency in Indiana.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES LAUNCHES ECONTRACTING ONLINE PROVIDER CONTRACTING TOOL
Nashville, TN (Friday, October 26, 2007) - Prime Health Services Inc. introduces the next generation of advanced technology applied to the PPO industry. EContracting, the online medical provider contracting application, eliminates paper from the business process and establishes a more efficient means of contracting medical providers.

Prime Health Services is now able to contract with a physician, hospital, or ancillary provider electronically from the www.primehealthservices.com website. One of the many innovations of this process is the ability for medical providers to use e-signatures to execute the contract, thus saving time, money, and a large amount of paper that is normally involved in the traditionally manual process. A provider simply needs a mouse and uses a drawing motion to actually sign their name with an online signature.

Brian Sharp, CEO/President of Prime Health Services said, "Our new online eContracting service will make the process of contracting between our national PPO network and a medical provider much easier. Most importantly, it allows the provider to complete an executed contract with Prime Health instantly and digitally which eliminating much of the paper cost, postage, and overnight delivery costs we all experience."

EContracting not only reduces paper costs, it also will save Prime Health Services the time and expense of archiving contracts into a digital format. The cost savings of this program is expected to be substantial.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompass over 600,000 providers for workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, INC. NAMES BETHANY TYSON COOK VICE PRESIDENT
Nashville, TN (Tuesday, September 11, 2007) - Bethany Tyson Cook has been named Vice President at Prime Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest non-risk bearing PPO and medical cost-containment companies. Cook joined Prime Health in 2003 and most recently was Director of Business Development. She assumes full authority as Vice President of Prime Health Services and answers directly to Brian Sharp, CEO/President. Her primary duties will include strategic operations and business development.

"I am very excited to announce Bethany as the new Vice President of Prime Health Services. She has been a very important part of our growth and success over the past few years. Her new position will allow Prime Health Services to benefit from strong leadership in our number two slot on the executive management team" said Brian A. Sharp, CEO of Prime Health Services.

Cook began her healthcare career in marketing at NHC Healthcare. She was then named Director of Business Development at HCA Physicians' Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

Media Contacts

Brian Sharp, President/CEO, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887, bsharp@prime-health.net

Bethany Cook, Vice President, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 bcook@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES REACHES AGREEMENT WITH VISION CARE DIRECT
Nashville, TN (Thursday, July 12, 2007) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today an agreement with the medically credentialed eye physician’s networks associated with Vision Care Direct (VCD). The ophthalmologists and optometrists provide all medical, Worker’s Comp, and routine vision benefit services. VCD is a specially designed vision benefit plan with a variable menu of options for employer groups and individuals.

"Prime Health Services is excited to enter into this new relationship with Vision Care Direct. They bring value to the Prime Health PPO network and to our clients by offering quality providers at discounted rates." said Brian Sharp, CEO for Prime Health Services.

Vision Care Direct Vision Care Direct

Vision Care Direct (VCD) is a voluntary vision plan with no participation requirements. The eye care professionals in our extensive national network provide local vision care in private practice settings. Our doctors primary concern is to provide their patients the best eye care possible. For additional information, please visit either www.vcdplans.com or www.thenationalcoalition.com or call 877-488-8900.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

 

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Nicki Jolly, Director of Network Development, Prime Health Services 866-348-3887 x130 njolly@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES REACHES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH A&G HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Nashville, TN (Friday, June 8, 2007) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), announced today a strategic partnership with A&G Healthcare Services, a full service benefit cost management company, with emphasis on access management and providing services as an access intermediary.

"Prime Health Services is excited to enter into this new relationship with A & G Healthcare. The strength of their cost management services paired with our vast PPO coverage and discounts will serve to be an asset to the A & G customers," said Bethany Cook, Director of Business Development for Prime Health Services.

"From a technology standpoint, Prime has allowed A&G to position a 'real-time' re-pricing option anywhere within our many workflows," said Greg Gilmore, Director of Information Technology for A&G Healthcare. "We jumped at the opportunity."

About A&G Healthcare Services

A&G Healthcare Services was started twelve years ago and has evolved from a niche cost containment vendor to a full service benefit cost management company with emphasis on PPO access management and providing services as a PPO access intermediary for Primary and Secondary Claims repricing. A&G's Amera-Net is one of the largest medical networks in the United States, with access to 65,000 hospitals and clinics, and more than one million healthcare providers. For additional information, please visit www.aghealth123.com or call 866-942-4427.

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

 

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Bethany Cook, Director of Business Development Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 140, bcook@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES UNLEASHES INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL REPRICING
Nashville, TN (Thursday, April 26, 2007) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), unleashes Renovo System a revolutionary Group Health medical repricing system to expedite the entire repricing process.

"The advanced technology of Renovo System maximizes the efficiency of a server connection combined with continuous access to a global database of network providers." said Brian Sharp, President/CEO of Prime Health Services. "The Renovo System management features a streamline repricing function, custom invoicing, and reporting which contributes to its innovative solution to medical repricing. It also provides us with a valuable tool to place the Prime Health Services PPO network in the hands of our clients via a repricing tool that is state of the art." Never has medical repricing software been so comprehensive and easy to use.

"We are very pleased with Renovo; the system has a user friendly interface with quick response time in comparison with similar applications." said Cecilia Gamwell, National Healthcare Solutions. "Our processing team is very pleased with the functionality and immediate pricing results the system provides."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

 

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Bethany Cook, Director of Business Development Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 140, bcook@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, PHYSICIAN FINANCE GROUP, ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC AGREEMENT
Nashville, TN (Thursday, April 12, 2007) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and Physician Finance Group (PFG), a physician practice financing solution company, announced today a strategic agreement.

The relationship between PFG and Prime Health will offer a powerful financing and loan delivery software solution to medical practices across the country. The combination of Prime Health's strong national provider network and the PFG financing and software solution that transforms a physician's billings into immediately available cash flow will be a significant win for all providers desiring to infuse cash to capitalize and grow their medical practices.

"We are excited about matching Prime Health's Group Health national coverage with PFG's funding and software solutions, which will bring our providers an instant cash infusion to their practice of medicine," said Brian A. Sharp, CEO/President, Prime Health. "Both Physician Finance Group and Prime Health are driven to maintain a high level of client satisfaction as we present these loan and software solutions to our broad network of providers that will expand and enhance every practicing physician's ability to deliver great medical treatment and quality of care."

"Physician Finance Group and Prime Health are united in our goal to help medical practices thrive and grow by offering a new source of capital, providing a unique web-based delivery and management system, and integrating this into the existing processes of the practice. This financing product, in addition to our ability to offer equipment financing, will allow physicians to enhance their level of care," said Tom Matthesen, Chief Executive Officer of PFG. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our funding and management solutions to Prime Health's strong national network of physicians."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a managed care company that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 500,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

About Physician Finance Group

Physician Finance Group (PFG) is a division of Wall Financial Services, LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. PFG is a specialty finance company focusing on providing funding to physicians and related healthcare practices. PFG delivers unique, integrated and automated funding solutions to healthcare providers nationwide. Visit www.physicianfinancegroup.com for more information, or call 1-866-752-9818.

 

Media Contacts:

Tom Matthesen, Chief Executive Officer Physician Finance Group 770-752-9818, tom.matthesen@physicianfinancegroup.com

Keith Kirkland, Executive Vice President Physician Finance Group 770-752-9818, keith.kirkland@physicianfinancegroup.com

 

Jennifer Pitoscia, Account Manager Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net

Bryan Hunziker, VP of Business Development Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 120, bhunziker@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES, PREMIER HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE, INC. ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC AGREEMENT
Nashville, TN and Summit, NJ (Monday, March 26, 2007) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc. (PHX), an automated healthcare cost containment solutions company, announced today a strategic agreement.

The relationship between PHX and Prime Health will offer powerful provider savings and a network delivery system to Group Health customers nationwide. PHX customers will have access to Prime Health's national network development team and PPO software solutions. Prime Health will make PHX's unique, centralized approach to healthcare cost containment available to its network of employers, carriers, and third party administrators across the country.

"We are excited about the combined Group Health coverage nationally as both organizations reach out to a common market," said Bryan Hunziker, Vice President of Business Development, Prime Health. "Both Premier Healthcare and Prime Health are driven to maintain a high level of client satisfaction as we represent a broad network of providers and medical expertise."

"PHX and Prime Health are united in their goal of delivering tangible value and deep savings to the healthcare industry as a whole," said Bob Malone, President of PHX. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend Prime Health's comprehensive suite of services to our growing client base, while offering a proven, complete, one-stop solution for healthcare cost containment to the Prime Health network of providers and third party administrators."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN, Prime Health Services (Prime Health) is a preferred provider organization that offers a full spectrum of services, including a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) ready for access with customizable solutions, as well as repricing offerings. Prime Health's PPOs include Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks. Prime Health has over 600,000 providers and facilities nationwide forming the Prime Health National Delivery System. Prime Health offers our National Delivery System to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

About Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Premier Healthcare Exchange Inc. (PHX) delivers integrated, automated claim processing solutions to healthcare payors, including the industry's leading insurance companies, HMOs, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers. The company's flagship solution, XPERT CONNECT™, combines three powerful platforms for cost containment into a single, comprehensive offering, providing a centralized approach that eliminates errors, saves time, and maximizes savings. PHX solutions are unique in leveraging state-of-the-art technology along with a highly experienced in-house team of experts who have processed billions of dollars and millions of claims. Visit www.phx-online.com for more information or call 1-888-218-9275.

Media Contacts:

Jesson Burnam, Resound Marketing; 877-505-22585 x904, jesson@resoundmarketing.com Scott Bogosian, Premier Healthcare Exchange, Inc.; 888-311-3505 x 243, sales@phx-online.com

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net Bryan Hunziker, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 120, bhunziker@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH AND SMARTCOMP ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE
Nashville, TN (Sunday, March 11, 2007) - Prime Health, a workers' compensation provider network with over 600,000 providers covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and SmartComp, one of the nations leading workers’ compensation physical medicine networks have announced a strategic alliance

The Prime Health Group and SmartComp alliance provides Prime Health customers with access to SmartComp's specialty physical medicine network of over 40,000 locations covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This access is seamless and will result in greater savings for Prime Health's customers.

Brian Sharp, Chief Executive Officer of Prime Health states, "The alliance with SmartComp provides Prime Health customers with a best-in-class solution to a growing problem in the workers' compensation arena-physical medicine costs".

Also commenting on the alliance is Chris Feeney, President of SmartComp, "A strategic alliance with Prime Health provides SmartComp and our providers with distribution access to one of the leading workers' compensation provider networks. We are pleased to be able to provide Prime Health's customers with the nation's premier clinical solution addressing the increasing costs associated with physical medicine".

About SmartComp

SmartComp, founded in 2000 with their Corporate Offices based in Washington, PA currently provides a nationwide Physical Medicine Specialty Provider Network to the workers compensation industry. For more information please visit www.universalsmartcomp.com or call 877-362-3391.

About Prime Health

Prime Health Services (Prime Health) founded in 1996 with their Corporate Offices based in Brentwood, TN is a nationwide preferred provider organization that offers a full spectrum of services including Workers' Compensation, Group Health, and Auto Liability networks ready for access with customizable solutions to the TPA, insurance carrier, and self-insured markets. For more information please visit www.primehealthservices.comor call 866-348-3887.

Media Contacts:

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net Bryan Hunziker, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 120, bhunziker@prime-health.net

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2006

PRIME HEALTH SERVICES SETS STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH MEDRISK’S EXPERT PHYSICAL MEDICINE PROVIDER NETWORK
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, November 1, 2006) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), has announced a strategic alliance with MedRisk, Inc. The agreement enables Prime Health’s customers to access MedRisk’s Expert Provider Organization (EPO) of workers’ compensation physical medicine specialists.

"At Prime Health, we are committed to providing our clients with the best services and savings in the industry," said Brian Sharp, CEO of Prime Health. "Since physical medicine represents 20 to 30 percent of the workers' compensation medical dollar, MedRisk's specialty service for managing this segment will bring significant value to our clients."

The arrangement allows Prime Health's customers access to more than 15,000 physical and occupational therapists as well as more than 12,000 chiropractors in MedRisk's EPO.

"We're delighted to be working with Prime Health," said Shelley Boyce, CEO of MedRisk, Inc. "Through our unique diagnostic reimbursement program and our evidence-based medical management program, Prime Health's clients will enjoy lower physical medicine costs and better outcomes."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompasses workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

About MedRisk

Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. provides specialty managed care services along with claims workflow management tools to the workers' compensation industry. With a demonstrated core competency in physical medicine management, MedRisk has leveraged its technological expertise and evidence-based research to provide a growing list of products and services to its client community including document management, best-practice claim-workflow automation, specialty network services, network integration and data analytics. MedRisk's programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and general managed care workers' compensation companies. More information is available at www.medrisknet.com or by calling 1-800-225-9675.

Media Contacts

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net Bryan Hunziker, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 120, bhunziker@prime-health.net

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PRIME HEALTH SERVICES KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE BRANDING CAMPAIGN
Nashville, TN (Wednesday, November 1, 2006) - Prime Health Services (Prime Health), a National Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), has announced the beginning of its National Branding Campaign. To initiate this kick off, Prime Health launches their new and innovative website www.primehealthservices.com. This website allows user friendly navigation for Health Plan Members, Clients, and Providers throughout the interactive website.

"At Prime Health, we are committed to providing our clients with the best services and savings in the industry," said Brian Sharp, CEO of Prime Health. "Since physical medicine represents 20 to 30 percent of the workers' compensation medical dollar, MedRisk's specialty service for managing this segment will bring significant value to our clients."

The arrangement allows Prime Health's customers access to more than 15,000 physical and occupational therapists as well as more than 12,000 chiropractors in MedRisk's EPO.

"We're delighted to be working with Prime Health," said Shelley Boyce, CEO of MedRisk, Inc. "Through our unique diagnostic reimbursement program and our evidence-based medical management program, Prime Health's clients will enjoy lower physical medicine costs and better outcomes."

About Prime Health

Founded in 1996 and based in Brentwood, TN., Prime Health Services is a Preferred Provider Organization that offers a full spectrum of services including customizable network solutions, an international PPO and re-pricing offerings. Its PPOs encompasses workers' compensation, group health, general and auto liability networks. With providers and facilities available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Prime Health offers its services to third-party administrators, insurance carriers, and self-insured markets. More Information is available at www.primehealthservices.com or by calling 1-866-348-3887.

About MedRisk

Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. provides specialty managed care services along with claims workflow management tools to the workers' compensation industry. With a demonstrated core competency in physical medicine management, MedRisk has leveraged its technological expertise and evidence-based research to provide a growing list of products and services to its client community including document management, best-practice claim-workflow automation, specialty network services, network integration and data analytics. MedRisk's programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators and general managed care workers' compensation companies. More information is available at www.medrisknet.com or by calling 1-800-225-9675.

Media Contacts

Jennifer Pitoscia, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x180, jennifer@prime-health.net Bryan Hunziker, Prime Health Services; 866-348-3887 x 120, bhunziker@prime-health.net

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