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Community Health Solutions of America Implements Cognizant's Comprehensive HEDIS Measurement and Reporting Solution

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Community Health Solutions of America Implements Cognizant's Comprehensive HEDIS Measurement and Reporting Solution06:00 EST Tuesday, December 11, 2012Leading Medical Management Service Organization Partners with Cognizant to Improve Outcomes and Quality of Care for the State Medicaid PopulationTEANECK, N.J., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced the successful deployment of a comprehensive compliance measurement and reporting solution for Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. (CHS), a leading managed healthcare company, to help deliver superior care and service to Medicaid enrollees.ClaimSphere HEDIS, Cognizant's NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance)-certified solution, enables healthcare companies to plan, monitor, and improve performance of HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures. The solution will support CHS' launch of targeted campaigns to improve patient health.ClaimSphere HEDIS is designed to scale to the requirements of the emerging value-based healthcare model, which focuses on improving outcomes to contain cost. The solution will enable CHS to improve outcomes and quality scores by gaining a deeper understanding of their members; and leverage physician and patient data more effectively to generate actionable insights and drive informed decision-making. By proactively identifying patient gaps in quality care and working with providers and patients to ensure quality care is obtained, CHS can positively impact the health of their members."This engagement marks an important milestone in our mission to deliver patient-centric and physician-driven managed care," said Berta O'Leary, Vice President of Quality Management at CHS. "Apart from Cognizant's robust domain and technical knowledge, we were impressed with the user-friendly features and functionality of ClaimSphere HEDIS, and its strong ability to uncover gaps in the state-provided claims, membership, and provider data. The solution will help us drive positive changes in healthcare quality, access, and convenience, and increase provider and member satisfaction, while optimizing costs and productivity.""We are pleased to help CHS fulfill its member care goals and meet the complex regulatory demands of a rapidly changing marketplace," said Krish Venkat, Executive Vice President of Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences practice. "ClaimSphere HEDIS leverages our deep healthcare knowledge and specialized analytics and performance management expertise. Besides enabling CHS to leverage industry standards to map out solutions, drive change, and improve business effectiveness, the solution will further strengthen the company's reputation for innovation in supporting wellness, strengthening physician-patient relationships, and improving the quality of life for members in its care."About Community Health Solutions of America, Inc.Community Health Solutions is nationally recognized for experience and leadership, enabling it to provide innovative and comprehensive medical care management services to a diverse client base. With offices in Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Maryland, CHS is experienced in developing and managing Medical Homes Network programs for State Medicaid entities. CHS also has specialized programs for both the Dual Eligibles and Medically Complex Children and Adults.Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. (CHS) is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. The company's team of professionals includes physicians, nurses, and care advocates. CHS, along with its sister organization, Premier Administrative Solutions, a third party administrator, is a multifaceted group experienced in and qualified to manage all aspects of a healthcare program. CHS is committed to creating extraordinary partnerships with clients, enabling it to provide unrivaled service. The company defines its business success by the quality and array of services delivered by its team of experts. Supported by cutting-edge technology and quality management programs, its mission is to deliver a level of service that exceeds client's expectations. For more information, please visit: http://www.chsamerica.comAbout Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences PracticeCognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences practice is committed to helping change millions of lives for the better by partnering with clients to build solutions to healthcare challenges, continually improve the way they do business, set the pace in clinical development, strengthen their regulatory infrastructure, and increase competitiveness. Consistently ranked among the top 10 on the Healthcare Informatics Top 100, Cognizant serves 15 of the top 20 health plans in the U.S., 5 of the top 6 pharmacy benefit management companies in the U.S., 27 of the top 30 global pharmaceutical companies, 9 of the top 10 biotech companies, and 12 of the top 20 medical device companies. With a large team of dedicated professionals including physicians, nurses, pharmacologists, biomedical engineers, pharmacists, biostatisticians, medical writers, and GxP consultants, the practice provides domain-aligned consulting, IT, business process and analytics solutions globally.About Cognizant Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 150,400 employees as of September 30, 2012, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release includes statements which may constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the accuracy of which are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied include general economic conditions and the factors discussed in our most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Cognizant undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.SOURCE CognizantFor further information: U.S.: Ken Peters, Text 100, +1-617-399-4980, kenp@text100.com; or Europe: Grazia Valentino-Boschi, + 33 (0)6 07 85 80 63, grazia.valentino-boschi@cognizant.com; or Asia-Pac: Harsh Kabra, +91-855-188-2111, harsh.kabra@cognizant.com