HealthLeaders-InterStudy Adds High-Value Advisory Service to Its Analysis Products

Continuously Updated Analysis Based on Significant Market Events Offer Valuable Insight for Clients

Oct 14, 2010, 10:00 ET from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, announced today the addition of its new advisory service. HealthLeaders-InterStudy -- which provides unbiased, accurate managed market information -- now offers its high-value advisory service, which provides ongoing updates throughout the year based on significant events that occur in the market. This advisory service is now available to purchasers of the Market Overview and Health Plan Data & Analysis products. By identifying important trends and influences such as health plan demographics, key market events, major health care organization alliances and impending legislation, HealthLeaders-InterStudy's ongoing analysis helps organizations stay abreast of market dynamics in the managed market industry.

Some examples of events that might trigger updates include:

  • Medicaid expansion and its effect on pharmaceutical companies
  • Implications of the health plan medical-loss ratio rule
  • Significant effects of healthcare reform
  • Significant mergers or acquisitions among health plans, or new health plans entering a market
  • A major hospital in a market being closed or sold
  • Mergers or acquisitions of dominant physician groups or of several smaller ones by a hospital or larger physician group

Analyst calls are scheduled to address market events as they occur and will include valuable insight from analysts who can explain the impact that the event will have on the market. These analyst calls offer an additional way for clients to develop an intimate relationship with HealthLeaders-InterStudy analysts. Clients receive alerts when updated information is available and when the analyst call has been scheduled.

"The addition of an advisory service to our industry-leading analysis products is a huge advantage to our clients," said HealthLeaders-InterStudy Vice President Sheri Sellmeyer. "Now more than ever, it's important to stay on top of trends in the managed care industry and on market events that could significantly influence planning and decision making. Our clients now have access to the most up-to-date analysis available in the market today, allowing strategic planning teams to be able to quickly and accurately assess business opportunities. With this strategic analysis, organizations can accurately understand trends and events that drive their bottom line."

Market Overview is the only healthcare dynamics analysis that examines all healthcare market drivers in a region to help industry professionals quickly gain market expertise. Health Plan Data & Analysis is the leading source for benefit designs, contracting strategies, financial performance and enrollment information by state and metropolitan service area.

About HealthLeaders-InterStudy

HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a Decision Resources, Inc. company, is the authoritative source for managed care data, analysis and news. For more information, please visit www.HL-ISY.com.

About Decision Resources, Inc.

Decision Resources, Inc. is a cohesive portfolio of companies that offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on important sectors of the healthcare industry. Clients rely on this analysis and data to make informed decisions. Please visit Decision Resources, Inc. at www.DecisionResourcesInc.com.

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For more information, contact:


Erin O'Leary

HealthLeaders-InterStudy

781-993-2641

eoleary@dresources.com


Elizabeth Marshall

Decision Resources, Inc.

781-993-2563

emarshall@dresources.com



SOURCE HealthLeaders-InterStudy



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