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LSU System Health Plan Selects eQHealth Solutions as Population Health Management and Medical Management Partner

August 11, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- eQHealth Solutions, a non-profit healthcare IT solutions and medical management services company, announced a renewal partnership with the Louisiana State University Administration’s LSU First Health Plan. eQHealth Solutions will continue to provide the LSU First Health Plan with effective population health management solutions, care coordination and utilization review services for the program’s 10,000+ employees and their families.

“We initially began our relationship with eQHealth Solutions a year ago, and from the start we noted their experience and commitment to outcome-driven results,” said Amy Kirby, Associate Plan Administratorat LSU. “We look forward to our continuing partnership with eQHealth.”

The Louisiana State University System Health Plan, known as LSU First, is administered by WebTPA, a leading healthcare benefits administrator. LSU First’s consumer-directed, self-insured plan is available for LSU employees as well as other eligible participants within other state entities. Since its creation in 2002, LSU First enrollment has grown to nearly 20,000 members. The LSU Benefits Administration team is charged with providing comprehensive and progressive employee benefits programs and carefully selects only the best partners to help bring these programs to its constituents.

“Our whole-person management approach has proven to be extremely successful for the communities we serve. The patient-centric eQHealth model is supported by proprietary advanced software technologies. Our proven programs result in healthier, happier patients, significant cost reductions, and lower hospital readmissions," said Edie Castello, president and CEO of eQHealth. “LSU First members have already begun to see the difference in our time-tested approach to effective care coordination, and we are confident they will continue to experience these positive benefits in the future. We are excited to prove our capabilities and demonstrate our value for years to come."

About eQHealth Solutions

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, eQHealth Solutions is a non-profit healthcare IT solutions and medical management services company that touches millions of lives annually. Our high-tech and high-touch models include innovative IT solutions and in-person clinical services across multiple states, and focus on high quality outcomes and optimization of provider and payer networks. eQHealth serves a variety of entities including federal, state and commercial clients.

About LSU First

The LSU First Health Plan is a best-in-class self-insured health insurance plan that focuses on comprehensive health and preventive care coverage, providing members a unique, consumer-directed healthcare approach to cover health expenses as well as coverage for major healthcare events.

About WebTPA

WebTPA is a leading infrastructure and services firm focused on the administration of insured and self-funded programs across the continuum of the group and individual marketplace, processing more than $4 billion in claims annually. Serving health plans for more than 20 years and licensed in all 50 states, WebTPA has a proven history of successfully managing a wide array of health plans. Covering more than 375,000+ members and growing every year, WebTPA has earned a reputation as a forward-thinking, flexible, service-oriented administrator. To learn more, visit

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