SOURCE: HC Innovations, Inc.

May 31, 2007 08:30 ET

HC Innovations, Inc. Contracts With HIP to Provide Care Management for Cancer Patients and the Medically Unstable

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - HC Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB: HCNV) today announced it has entered into a 3-year contract with HIP Health Plans of New York to provide care management for HIP's cancer and medically unstable members. Care management will be provided through Enhanced Care Initiatives, Inc. (ECI), an HC Innovations subsidiary.

"We are pleased to be working with HIP," said HC Innovations Chairman & CEO David Chess, MD. "Our Oncology Care Support and Easy Care - Medically Complex Care Management programs represent the next generation of care innovation and integration. The interventions are driven by our unique and proprietary software prompting care guidelines and facilitating communications. This is an opportunity to improve care and the quality of life for HIP Health Plan members.

"HIP has been built on an integrated care model -- physician and patient centric. Our community-based program targets complex cancer and medically unstable patients. It is driven by Nurses, Oncology Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who visit patients in the home and the doctor's office, and together create a plan to keep the patient well. The program focuses on the most frail patients. The medical team and physicians are there to educate, motivate and guide patients. Under the terms of the contract, ECI will be required to meet the NCQA Q17 certification standard within 90 days from the effective date of the contract."

About HC Innovations, Inc.

HC Innovations creates value and cost savings for HMOs, nursing homes, and insurance companies (government and private) by identifying niche markets with high medical costs and implementing proprietary solutions. HC Innovations combines proprietary information systems with highly trained nurses and nurse practitioners to improve health conditions with hands-on care. The results are improved patient outcomes. HC Innovations currently provides services for Medicare, Medicaid, sub-acute care and specialty-needs programs in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.hcinnovationsinc.com.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    David Chess, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    HC Innovations, Inc.
    Tel: (203) 925-9600
    www.hcinnovationsinc.com