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June 22, 2010

Contact: Carl Graziano
Vice President, Strategic Communications
(202) 737-5781

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance Awarded Grant to Develop Health Promotion and Wellness Content for New Value-Based Purchasing Guide

WASHINGTON—DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance will author the health promotion and wellness section of a developing online guide to value-based health care purchasing under a recent grant from the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH).

The Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Guide, which the NBCH will make available through its Web site, will provide a clearinghouse of information on various value-based purchasing concepts. It will help employers and other health care purchasers assess available VBP strategies, choose an appropriate strategy, plan an effective launch and connect with resources and partners.

"We are extremely pleased that the NBCH has chosen DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance to contribute to this project," said Jeanette C. May, PhD, MPH, vice president, research and quality, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance. "With rising health care costs creating ever greater demand for programs to promote employee health and productivity, employers need guidance on the many good health and wellness choices in the marketplace."

Dennis White, senior vice president of value-based purchasing for the NBCH, called DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance a good fit for the health promotion section of the guide. "DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance is a recognized leader in population health management and we look forward to the insight it offers on value-based worksite health and wellness," he said.

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance will develop the Health Promotion (wellness) section of the guide, which also will include sections on value-based benefit design, physician payment reform, physician performance and reporting and foundational business diagnostics (data warehouse and management). Each section will include introductory text, references to relevant research, relevant NBCH policy statements, cases studies and a "getting started" guide.

It is expected the guide will be fully operational by year's end at www.nbch.org.

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About DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance
DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance convenes all stakeholders providing services along the care continuum toward the goal of population health improvement. These care continuum services include strategies such as health and wellness promotion, disease management, and care coordination. DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at risk for developing chronic conditions. DMAA's activities in support of these efforts include advocacy, research and the promotion of best practices in care management.

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders—including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefit managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians. Visit DMAA on the Web at www.dmaa.org.

About the National Business Coalition on Health
NBCH is a national, non-profit, membership organization of 60 business and health coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and 25 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. For additional information visit: http://www.nbch.org/.

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