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U.S. HEALTHCARE RANKED TOP HMO IN ITS THREE MAJOR MARKETS

 BLUE BELL, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In an independent evaluation of HMO plans nationwide, U.S. Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: USHC), has scored a number one ranking in each of its three major markets -- Greater Philadelphia, Greater New York and New Jersey, according to Michael J. Cardillo, executive vice president, U.S. Healthcare.
 In addition, U.S. Healthcare's Greater Philadelphia-area HMO plan received the highest score of any private practice model HMO in the country.
 The study, conducted by HealthPlan Management Services, Inc., an affiliate of John Hancock Financial Services, is reported in the 1993 HMO Buyer's Guide, published annually to provide employers with an independent evaluation of HMO plans in their areas.
 The Guide reviewed HMO plan performance in three critical areas -- comprehensiveness of service area and provider coverage, including network size and capacity; financial stability; and cost and utilization control, including an evaluation of historic premium levels. Each HMO plan evaluated in the study is rated relative to its competitors and given a total score.
 The 1993 rankings mark the fifth year in a row U.S. Healthcare has earned the number one ranking in the Greater Philadelphia area. In Greater New York, the company's HMO plan moved ahead of its competition to become the top-rated HMO plan in that market. This is the first year the New Jersey service area has been included separately in the rankings.
 U.S. Healthcare provides comprehensive managed health care services to over 1.5 million members through health maintenance organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, and Maryland. In addition, the Company offers managed workers compensation services through Workers Comp Advantage, third party administration services through Corporate Health Administrators, and quality assessment, patient surveys, outcome tracking, and data analysis systems through U.S. Quality Algorithms.
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