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Gorman Health Group Announces New Partnership With Atlantic Information Services, Inc and the Launch of an Exclusive Webinar Series

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gorman Health Group (GHG), the leading consulting firm and solutions provider in government health care programs, has entered into a partnership with Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) to develop an extended series of both paid and complimentary webinars, presented throughout the calendar year. The "Reality Check" webinar series focuses on translating regulatory guidance into operational reality for government health care's private partners.

"Medicare Advantage, Part D and the Health Insurance Exchanges on the horizon are all brothers from another mother. We need to apply the hard lessons from the launch of the drug benefit and the growth of Medicare Advantage to the new world of health reform. Our partnership with AIS will help us "democratize" that know-how and experience. It's the culmination of a close relationship between our companies that spans almost 17 years," said John Gorman, Executive Chairman of Gorman Health Group.

"Six months ago we launched the Point and, for the first time, made available to its subscribers the same tools and analyses our own consultants share with one another to stay ahead of the curve on health reform. Our partnership with AIS creates exciting new benefits for members of the Point, like preferred access to the AIS website content, tools, and resources – all in addition to what they get directly on the Point already. More importantly, this partnership supports GHG's corporate mission to provide government health care stake holders the guidance, support and tools they need to serve as trusted partners for state and federal government health programs."

The first webinar in the Reality Check series is from 1:00-2:30 PM ET on Tuesday, March 26, and is titled "Federally Facilitated Exchanges from Application to Implementation: The time for talk is over." Join GHG experts for a deep dive into the FFE, from the application process to implementation and reconciliation. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c3rg18_032613 for more details and registration information.

The second webinar in the Reality Check series is from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET on Monday, April 8, and is titled "CMS's Final Rate Notice and Call Letter: Impact on Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Plans." This is a complimentary webinar and will focus on strategies MA and Part D Plans can take to mitigate the Final Call Letter's impact. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c3ag16_040813-e3go23 for more information and registration information.

"At the end of the day, it all comes down to transforming regulatory guidance into operational reality. And that's what the Point, the Reality Check webinar series, and live events like our 2013 Forum this June are all about – bringing solid, viable information to industry stakeholders so they can implement real change," said Mr. Gorman. "It's what clients have trusted us to do for over 16 years, and what we see a real need for in this industry now that health reform is in full swing. Nobody needs a successful launch of the exchanges to go more smoothly than the millions of uninsured Americans who will be in our hands in less than six months. It's here. And it's time to get real."

To learn more about Gorman Health Group's the Point, visit us at www.gormanhealthgroup.com/the-point.

About Gorman Health Group | www.gormanhealthgroup.com

Gorman Health Group is a national health care professional services and software company staffed by subject-matter experts, former health plan executives and seasoned regulators. For over 16 years, hundreds of clients serving millions of beneficiaries have leveraged the strategic counsel and technology solutions of GHG to maintain compliant operations, improve market position, and advance growth objectives. Learn more at gormanhealthgroup.com.

About Atlantic Information Services, Inc (AIS) | www.aishealth.com

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, loose leafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at www.aishealth.com.

For more information:
Kristin Rodriguez
Gorman Health Group, LLC
510.244.7114
krodriguez@gormanhealthgroup.com

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