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Qualis Health Signs Three-Year Contract Renewal with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid

July 1, 2011

Seattle, WA - Qualis Health signed a three-year contract renewal to provide case management and utilization management services to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid. The Idaho Medicaid program provides healthcare for more than 190,000 eligible elderly and disabled individuals and eligible low-income pregnant women, children and parents.

"Qualis Health prepared a strong proposal that clearly showed their capabilities to meet Idaho Medicaid's needs as part of our open and competitive bidding process," said Matt Wimmer, Program Manager, Medical Care Unit, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid. "They have been a valued partner for Idaho Medicaid in past years and we are pleased to continue our work with them to ensure that our participants receive appropriate and high-quality medical services."

Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health, underscored the organization's commitment to the State of Idaho, "We are privileged once again to have the opportunity to serve Idaho's Medicaid clients and look forward to supporting the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in their mission to promote and protect the health and safety of Idahoans."

About Qualis Health

Qualis Health is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individuals and populations. The nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and consulting organization strives to achieve performance excellence 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 currently serves Medicaid clients in five states and through its patient-centered medical home consulting model, is leading healthcare transformation at over 150 sites across the nation. Qualis Health also holds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contracts for the states of Idaho and Washington, and leads the Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC), supporting providers with technical assistance for successful electronic healthcare adoption. The organization's products and services directly influence care delivered to over 10 million people.

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