For more than 25 years, MSC has created scale and breadth through its national network of locally based providers committed todelivering the best service possible. "With the addition of IHS and the targeted solution to surgical implant cost management, weare poised to lead the industry with true expertise, superior technology and benefits of scale," said Delaney.
"The combined expertise of MSC and IHS is especially relevant as surgical implant costs continue to increase and liens andlitigation resulting from vague legislative guidelines plague our customers" stated Jim Snow, CEO and co-founder of IntegratedHealthcare Services. Snow co-founded Integrated with Michael Ferraro, its President, in 2006 to develop a better delivery modelfor cost containment programs to workers' compensation employers and insurers. "We feel that our teaming up with MSC willnot only serve our customers with a more comprehensive cost savings program but also allow us to bring our surgical costcontainment program to more customers at a quicker pace. In today's business and economic environment, employers and payersneed significant savings now and our combined programs will bring costs down and improve their management of these keyareas of potential abuse."
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., MSC is a care management company focused on coordinating care for its customers' postdischargeand post-injury workers' compensation claimants. MSC's customers include the nation's leading workers'compensation insurers, third-party administrators and self-insured employers. MSC offers customers four highly focused productand service areas, each with distinct expertise but available via a single point of contact. These are: Catastrophic & Home HealthServices, Equipment & Device Management, and Transportation & Translation. For more information, visitwww.YourMSC.com.
Healthcare ServicesHeadquartered in Anaheim, CA, Integrated Healthcare Services is a national specialized ancillary services company that servesthe workers' compensation industry. IHS provides a full array of durable medical equipment, medical supplies, home healthservices and specialized management services.
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We have devoted ourselves to focusing on finding best in class solutions within our core area of expertise," said Joe Delaney,MSC's President and CEO. "Our acquisition of Integrated Healthcare Services is part of that strategy. Implant costs are on therise, and PPO discounts do not get at the root cause of over-inflated prices. IHS has developed a program to mitigate this burden;with more than 15 years of medical device, hospital and physician experience, IHS works in direct collaboration with all partiesinvolved to achieve true savings through transparent pricing. Incorporating this solution into our total ancillary cost managementapproach will significantly impact our clients spend in this category and further demonstrates our commitment to continued focusand investment in this important market."