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UPMC WorkPartners Acquires HCMS Group, LLC

UPMC WorkPartners, a leading provider of integrated health and productivity solutions and part of UPMC Insurance Services Division, today announced the acquisition of HCMS Group, LLC (HCMS), a privately-held health information service company headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyo.

For more than two decades, WorkPartners has partnered with employers nationwide to assist them in reducing health care costs and improving worker productivity. WorkPartners' expansive product portfolio includes tailored health management and wellness offerings, employee assistance programs, workers' compensation coverage, employee health services, short-term disability management, FMLA programs, and benefit administration services. The acquisition of HCMS will complement and further strengthen this portfolio.

"We look forward to adding the expertise of HCMS to WorkPartners' suite of services, which includes absence management, short-term disability, and other health and productivity workplace solutions," said David Weir, president of WorkPartners. "Our shared goal is to assist clients in transforming the well-being of their workforce while maximizing employee engagement, lowering health care costs, and improving overall employee health."

By combining the power of advanced health analytics with individualized clinical prevention services, HCMS has been successful in bending the cost curve for its customers, including several large self-insured employers. 

Their offerings include sophisticated data analytic platforms, employer-centric business intelligence engines, and targeted telephonic clinical intervention programs. Combined, they allow HCMS' customers to identify individuals at greatest risk for high utilization and/or low productivity and to provide targeted clinical interventions to modify these cost and productivity trajectories.