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The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans Wins Health Plan of the Year with QCSI Technology.



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HIMSS HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society  2003 Annual Conference

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2003

Taft-Hartley Plan Wins Health Plan of the Year

Award for Innovative Use of Microsoft Technology

Quality Care Solutions, Inc. (QCSI QCSI Quality Care Solutions, Inc. (R)), a leading provider of information technology software and services for healthcare payers, announced today that its long-term client, The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans won the Health Plan of the Year award from the Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG MS-HUG Microsoft Healthcare Users Group ).

The winner was announced at the 2003 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Founded in 1961, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a healthcare industry membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of medical informatics technology and management systems.  (HIMSS) conference on February 11, 2003, in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. .

"It is an achievement to be recognized by Microsoft and the Microsoft Healthcare User Group as a technology leader in the health plan industry," said Anwar Abbas, CIO CIO: see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.


(Chief Information Officer) The executive officer in charge of information processing in an organization.
 for The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans. "Since our implementation of QCSI's QMACS payer solution and Microsoft technology, we have saved over 1 million dollars and doubled the efficiency of our claims staff."

The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans are trust funds established by collective bargaining agreements The contractual agreement between an employer and a Labor Union that governs wages, hours, and working conditions for employees and which can be enforced against both the employer and the union for failure to comply with its terms.  between many of the unions and employers in the motion picture production industry. The Health Plan of the Year award is presented to a leading health plan that best employs Microsoft technology to provide tangible business benefits to its organization.

"As a client, The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans is transforming their health plan technology and the way it processes information," said Dave Engert, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  for QCSI. "Their deployment of QMACS and Microsoft technology is the winning combination to automate their business processes while improving participant loyalty and delivering solid bottom line results."

QMACS, a three-time winner of the Industry Solutions for Healthcare award by Microsoft Healthcare User Group, is a comprehensive technology solution that automates claims and business processes and reduces the overall time and costs associated with healthcare administration Healthcare administration is a term that typically refers to the Master of Health Administration (MHA)—also Master of Healthcare Administration— degree, which is a graduate professional degree that provides training in health policy, economics, project and . The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans uses QMACS to process its claims in a 100% homogenous homogenous - homogeneous  Microsoft environment, using over 15 separate Microsoft products.

"The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans has implemented truly innovative Microsoft and QCSI technology with advanced functionality and performance," said David Lubinski, General Manager, Healthcare Industry Solutions Group at Microsoft. "They have consistently and positively impacted their bottom line with technology that empowers their organization to automate claims processing and boost productivity, all for a lower total cost of ownership."

About QCSI

QCSI is the leading healthcare payer solution provider offering advanced technology and services. Providing safe solutions since 1994, QCSI maintains a growing customer base that serves more than 10 million members nationwide. QCSI enables health plans to reduce costs, improve customer service, increase profitability, expand market share and prepare for government regulations, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996, Public Law 104-191) Also known as the "Kennedy-Kassebaum Act," this U.S. law protects employees' health insurance coverage when they change or lose their jobs (Title I) and provides standards for patient health, . QCSI's rapid growth is a testament to its commitment to quality and reliability, partnerships with industry leaders such as Microsoft, HP and Unisys, and innovative use of advanced technologies to meet customer needs. QCSI's award-winning software and healthcare payer applications include QMACS, aQDen, aQHealth, aQTrans, and aQServ. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, QCSI can be contacted at 888-940-6432 or info@qcsi.com, or visit our Web site at www.qcsi.com for more information.

QMACS, aQDen, aQServ, aQHealth and QCSI are registered trademarks of QCSI. Patent Pending. Other marks referenced herein are the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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