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Qualis Health Announces Contract with the Alabama Medicaid Agency

September 7, 2011

Seattle, WA – Qualis Health has signed a three-year contract to provide medical and quality review services to the Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA). The AMA program provides healthcare for more than one million Alabama Medicaid enrollees.

"Alabama requires a system that supports our main objective—to provide healthcare services for our recipients," said Alabama Medicaid Commissioner R. Bob Mullins, Jr., MD. "The work to be performed under this contract will play an important role in our efforts to meet recipients' needs while managing our budget, improving quality and preventing fraud and abuse."

"Qualis Health has been privileged to provide care management services that support patient-centered, high quality and efficient healthcare for vulnerable individuals across the nation," said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health. "With this new contract, we look forward to assisting the Alabama Medicaid Agency in fulfilling its vision to play a key leadership role in ensuring availability and access to appropriate healthcare services for all Alabamians enrolled in the Medicaid program."

Qualis Health also currently provides utilization management and quality review services for the Alaska, Idaho, Nebraska and Washington State Medicaid agencies.

About Qualis Health

Qualis Health is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individuals and populations across the nation. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and consulting organization strives to achieve performance excellence for our clients by focusing on best practices and providing a range of services that lead to better quality care, high patient and provider satisfaction and greater efficiency. Qualis Health provides care management, quality assessment and improvement and health information technology consulting services across the country. The organization's products and services directly influence care delivered to over 10 million people.

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