NEWS BRIEF

Olsten signs contract with Prudential HealthCare

Olsten Health Services in Melville, NY, North America’s largest home health care company and a subsidiary of Olsten Corporation, has signed an exclusive contract with Prudential HealthCare Midwest Plan to provide home care nursing and home infusion therapy to more than 200,000 HMO/POS members in Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, as well as Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky.

Under this agreement, coordination of patient referrals are being handled through Olsten’s Houston Regional Network Center, one of four such centers around the country designed to provide the managed care community with care coordination, access to a national provider network and centralized patient intake, and other administrative services.

Prudential HealthCare, with headquarters in Roseland, NJ, provides managed care benefits to over 200,000 members in Ohio and has nearly five million managed care members in 40 markets across the country.

In September, Olsten Health Services signed a contract with Sierra Military Health Services, a subsidiary of Sierra Health Services to provide home care nursing, home infusion therapy, and home medical equipment services to 600,000 current and retired military members who live in Northern Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, West Virginia, and Rhode Island. In August, Olsten signed a national contract with First Health Group to provide home nursing, infusion therapy, and medical equipment services for the health benefits company’s more than 14 million participants. Both of those fee-for-service contracts also include certain of Olsten’s Network Services.