TAMPA, Fla., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanzeon Solutions, Inc.'s (OTC-BB: CHCR), (Advanzeon) wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacy Value Management Solutions, Inc. (PVMS) (collectively, sometimes referred to as the "Company") announced today that, pursuant to its Agreement with the Trustees of a large Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund in Southern California (see our announcement of June 3, 2015), PVMS has successfully launched operations of its Sleep Apnea Program (the "Program") for the Southern California Teamsters.
Jerry Smith, the Company's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are extremely pleased with the start of operations, which, consistent with the contract requirements, officially began July 1, 2015. Well in advance of the start date, we significantly increased operational space, hired additional Program-dedicated, customer service personnel, and invested substantial time and effort in hiring and training new staff members. We concurrently increased capacity in our infrastructure to handle the volume of traffic anticipated from union members. We not only met our time frame commitment but also successfully handled a significant number of union member calls, which came in prior to the Program launch date. We were extremely pleased to see that although these calls came in earlier than the start date, and the volume of calls far exceeded our forecast, our staff managed them flawlessly. We are confident that volume will increase and our staff and facility are well prepared to handle the increased volume."
Mr. Smith went on to say, "Simultaneous with our staff preparing to service the Trust Fund members, PVMS also initiated a substantial build out of our National Sleep Specialists Network ('NSSN'). The reception from the contacted providers has been very favorable with providers exhibiting significant interest in joining NSSN on an exclusive basis and servicing our referred patients. We currently have, for signature, contracts with 60+ Sleep Apnea facilities in Southern California."
About Advanzeon Solutions, Inc.
Established in 1969, Advanzeon provides behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy management services, as well as sleep apnea programs, for employers, Taft-Hartley health and welfare Funds, and managed care companies throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Company focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-367-9080 or visit our website at www.advanzeon.com.
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management, reflect numerous assumptions, and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. If any of these underlying beliefs, expectations or assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.
These risk factors include, among others, the ability of the Company to maximize its market share with new pharmacy initiatives, the ability of the Company's new pharmacy cost-savings program to guarantee a 10% or more reduction in pharmacy costs, our ability to achieve expected results from new business and to revolutionize the pharmacy sector of the healthcare industry, the ability to obtain a performance bond on satisfactory terms, the ability of the Company's pharmacy program to promote greater medication adherence without restricting access to needed medications, technological advances, challenges in development of new products and services, new products and services developed by competitors, the Company's ability to provide superior patient care while increasing its business and margins as a result of implementing its pharmacy cost-savings program, general industry conditions and competition, general economic factors, global trends toward health care cost containment, the effect of governmental regulation, including pharmaceutical industry regulation, insurance regulation and health care legislation, varying trends in member pharmacy utilization, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, the profitability (if any) from capitated pharmacy contracts or other products, and the Company's ability to obtain additional financing.
Advanzeon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional risk factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
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