Access MediQuip to Appear on AHIP Televised Show at Institute 2011

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CEO Dr. Prakash Patel will share actionable strategies for payers

Access MediQuip CEO Prakash Patel, M.D., will appear on an AHIP televised show that will be featured on-site at AHIP’s 2011 annual conference “Institute 2011” today, June 16, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, California. Dr. Patel will appear on a program entitled, “Surgical Implant Management: Delivering Cost Savings, Creating Utilization Visibility, Enhancing Safety and Increasing Access to Medical Devices.”

The program will educate the audience on the major trends in the high-cost surgical implantable device market and describe the challenges facing health care payers and how they can overcome them. “One of the last high cost, unmanaged frontiers for payers today is surgical implant management,” Dr. Patel said. “It is estimated in reports that implants costs are growing at a rate of over 8% year over year. There is little if any visibility into these costs or what the outcomes are once the surgery is complete. During the AHIP program, I will be talking about some significant opportunities to lower the costs of implantable devices surgeries, while increasing quality and safety for members, payers and their clients.”

Video content of this program will be featured post conference in AHIP Smartbrief and Hi-Wire Newsletters as well as the innovations center channel of the AHIP Hi-Wire website. Stay tuned to watch this dynamic and educational show on-site or via web, June 16th.

About Prakash Patel, M.D., Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Access MediQuip, Dr. Patel brings over 15 years of broad healthcare experience in specialty health, healthcare operations, product development, alliances, acquisitions and strategic planning. He most recently served as AMQ's Chief Operating and Chief Clinical Officer. Prior to joining Access MediQuip, Prakash was the Chief Corporate Development Officer for Magellan Health Services where he was instrumental in the acquisitions of ICORE and First Health Services, ran operations for NIA, and strengthened their focus on specialty healthcare management. Prakash holds a doctor of medicine degree, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA), from Cornell University Medical College in New York, and a B.S. Magna cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About Access MediQuip
Access MediQuip is the largest and most experienced provider of surgical implant management solutions. With more than a decade of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers a comprehensive solution to manage and control the high costs of implants, along with improving quality and safety for payers, facilities, surgeons and patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. For more information, please visit

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