Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Forms an Exclusive Partnership with Leading Alternate Site Health Care Business Solutions Provider Rock-Pond Solutions

Mar 31, 2011, 12:52 ET from Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA),  a leading health care service company focused on alternate site health care providers, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Rock-Pond Solutions to deliver the next generation of business and information solutions to the home infusion and specialty pharmacy industries.

The launch of the MHA Business Solutions Center will take place at the 20th Annual National Home Infusion Association conference in Orlando, FL April 4-7.  Available initially to all MHA Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy members, the MHA Business Solutions Center leverages Rock-Pond's data access technologies and MHA's GPO purchasing data to deliver information alerts and reports that are integrated with a provider's dispensing system.

Pete Tanguay, Rock-Pond's President commented, "It is almost impossible to truly manage costs and profitability unless your information system has access to all of the data that is part of the profitability equation.  Providers must be able to respond to market needs quickly and accurately.  Rock-Pond is excited to exclusively partner with MHA to deliver this type of information to the Home Infusion and Specialty Pharmacy providers who need it."

Diane Koontz, MHA's Sr. Vice President of Alternate Site added, "Delivering the data and information our members need has always been a cornerstone of the MHA value proposition.  With the enhanced reports that we're developing in conjunction with Rock-Pond Solutions, MHA members will have access to a series of business solutions that provide GPO purchasing, revenue, and inventory management tools.  This will change the way infusion and specialty providers do business.  Release 1.0 of the MHA Business Solutions Center has a core set of powerful reports available immediately.  The next release is already in development and will expand the product to include a data extraction tool to support our Specialty Pharmacy Solutions as well as MHA's Net-Rx claim reconciliation and reimbursement services."

Michael J. Sicilian, MHA President added, "During last year's NHIA executive conference there was a great amount of focus on how to collect and aggregate different data sets that would improve profitability and open access to specialty pharmaceutical contracts.  In addition, with the Health Care Reform Act gearing up for implementation in 2012 and the introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), access to cost and dispensing data will be a key differentiator for those providers who expect to be part of this emerging model.  This offering is the first component of the business solutions providers will need in order to be competitive."

About Rock-Pond Solutions

Rock-Pond Solutions, based in Conway, Arkansas, is the leading data analytics and business intelligence company for the home infusion industry.  Established in 2000, Rock-Pond provides information products and services to Home Infusion, HME and Specialty Pharmacy companies in 25 states.  Pete Tanguay, its founder and president, has been involved in the home infusion industry for 24 years.  Additional information can be found on the company's web site at www.Rock-Pond.com or by calling Rock-Pond Solutions at 501-450-6446.

About MHA

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care service company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider.  MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Clinical Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy.  Through the delivery of innovative and targeted health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for patients.  For more information, visit www.mhainc.com.

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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