SOURCE: LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc.

November 16, 2005 09:00 ET

Christobel E. Selecky Named 2006 President of Disease Management Association of America (DMAA)

Board President Re-Elected for One-Year Term

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2005 -- LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, a national leader in providing disease management programs and services, announced that Executive Chairman Christobel Selecky was re-elected to a second term as President of the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) during the 2005 Disease Management Leadership Forum held October 16-18 in San Diego, California. Selecky was initially named President of the DMAA in October of 2004.

As President, Ms. Selecky will continue to work with the DMAA Executive Director and Board of Directors to set the strategic course for the coming year and in advancing the understanding and acceptance of disease management, particularly in the areas of government relations, physician and other stakeholder engagement and outcomes measurement and reporting. In addition, Ms. Selecky will work to assure the continued growth of the DMAA's membership.

"Chris' continued leadership at the helm of DMAA will be essential to enable us to move forward aggressively in accomplishing our strategic initiatives," said Tracey Moorhead, executive director of the DMAA. "We are looking forward to an exciting and growth-filled year for the industry."

A member of the DMAA since 1999, Ms. Selecky has served on the organization's Board of Directors and in a variety of roles including president (2005), president-elect (2004), secretary (2002) and as chairman of the association's government affairs committee for four years. Highlights of Ms. Selecky's tenure in that role include testimony before the House sub-committees on Health of the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees regarding the success of disease management among Medicaid recipients and in advocacy efforts to include disease management into the fee-for-service Medicare population through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.

About the Disease Management Association of America

Based in Washington, D.C., the Disease Management Association of America is a nonprofit, voluntary membership organization, founded in March of 1999, which represents all stakeholders in the disease management community. For more information, please visit http://www.dmaa.org

About LifeMasters Supported SelfCare

LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc. is a leading provider of disease management programs and services that create health partnerships among individuals, their physicians and payors. Its mission is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain optimal health. The programs improve quality of care for people with chronic illnesses, reduce chronic-disease costs for payors and provide decision-support tools for physicians. LifeMasters offers programs for individuals with diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hypertension, and asthma (all of which are fully accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)), and musculo-skeletal pain. LifeMasters' programs are holistically focused and support clinical co-morbidities such as depression and facilitate lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation and weight loss. LifeMasters provides services to more than 500,000 people throughout the nation.

Founded in 1994 by a Harvard-trained physician, LifeMasters works with some of the nation's leading health plans, employers, retirement systems and governmental organizations, including Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (Medicaid) and CMS. More information about LifeMasters can be found at http://www.lifemasters.com or by calling 1-800-777-1307.

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