Leading Health Tech Company Applauds Guidelines for Insurers

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Healthcare Performance Management Companies Offer Services the Meet the Recently Announced National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Guidelines.

"The NAIC guidelines include a long list of expenditures designed to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for services provided by HCIA on behalf of employers and insurers," said Cha.

Leading health technology company Healthcare Interactive has come out in support of new rules issued by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) governing how much insurers must spend on their beneficiaries' medical care.

"Guidelines defining what commercial insurers must actually spend for medical claims from every premium dollar are a step in the right direction in containing costs and improving health quality," said Henry Cha, President of Healthcare Interactive (HCI).

Under the health reform law, insurers must spend at least 85 percent of premium dollars on medical claims for large group policyholders, and 80 percent for small-group and individual policies.

The new NAIC rules would include healthcare quality-enhancement measures like wellness programs in the definition of medical care. The draft guidelines must now be approved by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

"I applaud the approach in the NAIC guidelines that defines expenses designed to improve healthcare quality in the classification to be counted as medical expenses," said Cha.

Healthcare Interactive develops "healthcare performance management" software that arms employers with analytics, predictive modeling, and consumer engagement tools that can help them measure and manage health costs -- and improve their employees' care.

"The NAIC guidelines include a long list of expenditures designed to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for services provided by HCIA on behalf of employers and insurers," said Cha.

WellNet Interactive, an affiliated company based in Southampton, Pennsylvania, also provides a bundle of health promotion services that meet the NAIC medical claim guidelines, including spending for wellness, care coordination, health risk management, and nurse coaching.

"All in all, our two companies provide a range of tested services that squarely meet the standards set by NAIC," said Judy Mueller, President of WellNet Interactive. "I believe the MLR rules will directly improve the value consumers and employers receive for their health insurance payments."

To schedule an interview with Henry Cha, President of Healthcare Interactive, or Judy Mueller, President of WellNet Interactive, please contact 866-397-9731.

For more information on Healthcare Interactive, visit its website: http://www.hciactive.com.

For more information on WellNet Interactive, visit its website: http://www.wellnet.com.

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