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K.B. BERRY & ASSOC., INC. PARTNERS WITH HMC HEALTHWORKS TO EXPAND DELIVERY OF PROGRAMS TO CONTROL HEALTHCARE SPENDING

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., a healthcare cost containment consulting firm, and HMC HealthWorks, a 40-year veteran in healthcare management, today announced a new partnership to expand delivery of HMC HealthWorks programs and drive an enhanced integrated care strategy to mitigate annual increases found in healthcare spending.

"The increases in year over year healthcare spending are unsustainable and the factors impacting the delivery of value-based healthcare services make it almost impossible for consumers to make an informed decision," said Kenneth Berry, President and Owner, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc. "To be successful in controlling healthcare spending, you need a company that offers multiple and disciplined integrated care models with a strong track record of controlling costs. HMC HealthWorks is one of the only companies I know that can do this."

HMC HealthWorks is improving the delivery of care and controlling of healthcare costs by identifying key health issues and areas of cost improvement when plan sponsors and their participants engage in its clinically-integrated models of care in chronic disease management, mental health and substance abuse care management, EAP and wellness programs, along with coordinated PBM initiatives. With its state of the art data warehouse, data mining capabilities and best practices in utilization management, HMC HealthWorks generates critical insight to continually improve healthcare management for its clients.

"We are so pleased to partner with an experienced, reputable healthcare cost containment strategist like Kenneth Berry and are looking forward to working with K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., to improve participants' health and reduce unwarranted variations in treatments and costs so providers, plan sponsors and participants can make better informed decisions," said Dr. Janis DiMonaco, President and CEO of HMC HealthWorks.

To learn more about HMC HealthWorks' program solutions and how the company can work with your organization, contact Jon Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, at JReid@hmcebs.com.

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC HealthWorks, the premier national provider of population healthcare management programs, offers plan sponsors value-added programs including Integrated Clinical Solutions, Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Solutions, Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching and Care Coordination.

About K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc.
In order to maximize value-based healthcare for patients, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc. focuses on innovative cost containment programs and pricing models as part of an overall targeted healthcare strategy for clients. By taking the approach to help consumers manage risk before it occurs, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., enables individuals to transcend traditional cost reduction and respond intelligently to new payment models.

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