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TMCNet:  Charlene Frizzera Joins Health Integrated Board of Directors

[December 17, 2012]

Charlene Frizzera Joins Health Integrated Board of Directors

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Health Integrated, Inc., a recognized innovator in care management strategies for vulnerable, fragile and at-risk individuals, today announced the appointment of Charlene Frizzera as a member of its board of directors. Frizzera is the former Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As a senior executive, she helped lead numerous policy and operational initiatives, including those most recent associated with the Affordable Care Act.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090709/FL43703LOGO ) "Charlene brings great depth of knowledge of the Medicare and Medicaid space not only of the operational issues faced by health plans serving this market, but also of the daily struggles of the individuals in need of our support and advocacy," says Shan Padda, chairman and chief executive officer of Health Integrated. "Charlene is an outstanding thought leader. Our entire board is delighted to welcome her as our newest member and we look forward to her ongoing contributions." "The unique vision and passion for care that Health Integrated brings to bear for individuals at some of the most challenging times of their lives is exactly what our nation needs to drive better health. I'm excited to join the board of such a compassionate and visionary company," Frizzera says. "Health Integrated's model of supporting the needs of individuals medically, behaviorally and socially is proven to be impactful not only for better health outcomes but also to help health plans serve the needs of this often under-served population even while containing plan costs.

"Health Integrated has demonstrated the foresight and expertise to partner with the nation's leading health plans to evolve healthcare management strategies to meet the challenges of our changing healthcare environment," Frizerra added.

Frizzera's 30 years of experience at CMS includes positions as Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director for the Center of Medicaid and State Operations, and Regional Administrator of the Philadelphia Regional Office. Frizzera led the integration of the agency's programs and policies across components and leading all operational aspects of CMS including budget, information technology and systems, human resources, contracting, administration, and program integrity. She modernized CMS' information technology infrastructure, and designed and implemented an aggressive program for reducing fraud, waste and abuse.

"Charlene's track record as a force of positive change in healthcare fits well with our culture and mission," says Sam Toney, Chief Medical Officer and Health Integrated founder. "Her deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges our customers and their members face, together with her in-depth knowledge of operations, technology and fraud and abuse, bring great additional depth to our organization as a whole." As a well-deserved mark of respect, Frizzera received the Presidential Rank Award in 2000 and 2008. This award is received by the top 1% of the Senior Executive Service in the country for outstanding leadership.

About Health IntegratedHealth Integrated lowers health care costs for Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare health plans and improves the lives of their members by delivering products and services powered by the behavioral sciences and clinical informatics. We are experts in examining the interplay of behavioral and physical health and use innovative care management techniques to minimize health care costs by effectively addressing the "whole person". Our holistic, integrated approaches help individuals realize better clinical outcomes as pathways to living healthier, happier, more productive lives. For more information, visit www.healthintegrated.com.

Suzanne Dudzik Janczak Health Integrated, Inc.email: sjanczak@healthintegrated.com813.388.4040 SOURCE Health Integrated, Inc.

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