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ACM Receives URAC Accreditation

May 10, 2010

IMG's Medical Management Division Receives Utilization Management Accreditation

(INDIANAPOLIS– MAY 7, 2010) – Akeso Care Management®, Inc. (ACM®), IMG's specialized medical management division, announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Management Accreditation by URAC, a leading health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.  ACM provides medical management services to domestic and international insurance carriers, self-insured employers and third party administrators.  These services include utilization review, large case management, emergency medical evacuations, discharge planning and medical bill review, all designed to provide appropriate, cost-effective patient care.

“We are honored to receive the Health Utilization Management accreditation from URAC,” said Carolyn Tinsley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ACM.  “We are pleased to be recognized in our industry for providing exceptional services.  The full accreditation is truly a reflection of the quality work that we provide to our customers and assures them that we meet leading national standards in the industry.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs.  URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability.

"By applying for and receiving URAC Utilization Management Accreditation, Akeso Care Management has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO.  “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."
 
About Akeso Care Management, Inc. (ACM)
ACM is an international health care management company specializing in the complete spectrum of domestic and international medical management services.  It offers a unique blend of service components and expertise in cost containment, and has provided services to clients in over 170 countries throughout the world. 

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ACM is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMG.  For more information about ACM, please call 1.800.628.4664, 1.317.655.4500, or visit www.akesocare.com.

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