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President of PHM International Turns Negative on US Worksite Wellness Model

ObamaCare now provides annual wellness visit and Health Risk Assessment without cost sharing to seniors.

Orland, FL, March 09, 2011 --( With the 2011 onset of prevention and wellness provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the Act), Hank Kearney has turned negative on the worksite wellness model and wellness providers.

Hank Kearney, President of PHM International, Inc. and a senior adviser, envisions the near future with the majority of worksite wellness provided by local hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations or ACOs.

“Hospitals and ACOs will attempt to 'vacuum' revenue sources contained within the Act,” stated Kearney. “Certain preventative requirements have already started and Medicare providers are well situated to gather the data, an integral component to the Act,” Kearney continued.

It is positioned by Kearney that "local hospitals and ACOs will take their expertise gained from the required wellness services and in turn, capture the financial incentives provided to employers contained in the Act."

“Another reason for turning negative on worksite wellness and disease management is the Act capitalizes on the classic, local delivery model of health care. This focus on community based resources, along with heavy data capture requirements, and the mandated preventative services to a sizeable senior population, all combine to illustrate the redundancy of the worksite wellness standard,” stated Kearney.

About Hank Kearney (
Hank Kearney is a noted international healthcare adviser. He is President of PHM International, Inc., a worldwide healthcare consultancy and publisher of the PHM Emerging Markets Healthcare Monitor.

Kearney designed the USA’s first data driven wellness program in 1995 and foresaw the impact of medical tourism with the founding of Global Health Access® in 1999. In his keynote speech at AAHIDS in 2003 Kearney’s conclusions forecast what were to become insurance exchanges and ACOs, key provisions of today’s “ObamaCare.”

About the PHM Emerging Markets Healthcare Monitor
The PHM Emerging Markets Healthcare Monitor is a monthly commentary on healthcare developments and transactions in emerging markets. Targeted to institutional investment, private equity, banking, legal, and industry C-suite executives, subscribers also receive the complimentary weekly “News Feed" of important developments.

About PHM International
PHM International is the established brand holder for several PHM brands and since 1997 it has developed a core specialization in advisory services in healthcare and emerging markets. Target clients include healthcare organizations, financial firms, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance institutions. PHM International is headquartered in Florida. PHM Macedonia, LLC is a PHM International licensee based in Skopje.

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