First Report Managed Care Announces SIPA Award Win

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Article series on insurance consolidation recognized for excellence in analytical reporting

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These articles highlight a major trend that continues to impact the health care landscape, and we were able to deliver straightforward analysis and insight on the topic.

First Report Managed Care, a leading news publication from HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, announced today it is the recipient of a second place award in the category of best health care analytical reporting from the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA). The winners were announced June 7 during SIPA’s annual conference in Washington, DC.

The SIPAwards competition honors excellence in business editorial and marketing.

The series, authored by Dean Celia, which can be accessed at – – featured two cover stories on insurance consolidation that appeared in the September and October 2015 issues of the publication.

“It is an honor to be recognized by SIPA,” said Lisa Tomaszewski, Senior Director of Medical Communications, HMP Communications. “These articles highlight a major trend that continues to impact the health care landscape, and we were able to deliver straightforward analysis and insight on the topic. We’re thrilled to see the First Report Managed Care team honored for their work, and the recognition reinforces our commitment to ensuring our readers have access not only to the latest news, but also to valuable perspective from thought leaders that explains why a story is important.”

The win comes on the heels of a new digital home for the publication. Last week, the company announced the launch of Managed Health Care Connect, a digital destination delivering comprehensive news and insight on managed health care. The site serves as the portal for First Report Managed Care as well as Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging and Pharmacy Learning Network and provides a single platform for access to the latest information on medical, business, policy, and regulatory updates.

About First Report Managed Care
First Report Managed Care, with print and digital content published year-round, is part of the new Managed Health Care Connect portal. The brand reaches an audience of 50,000 formulary and managed care decision makers within HMOs, PBOs, PBMs, IHOs, government agencies, VA/VO institutions, and state prison facilities.

The editorial mission is to serve as a strategic resource for managed care professionals as they provide the highest quality of care to their covered lives. The brand delivers clinical, economic, and legislative topics focusing on impactful trends, guideline updates and innovations. To learn more, visit

About HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based print and digital content and accredited, continuing education events for the health care community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly, award-winning journal relied upon by primary care practitioners; Psych Congress, the nation's leading independent, cross-discipline educational conference dedicated to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and wellness; Managed Health Care Connect, a digital portal delivering comprehensive news and insight on managed care; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. For more information, visit

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