EK Health Bolsters DSS Partnership with National Managed Care Program Expansion
Since April 2015, EK Health Services has partnered with DS Services of America, Inc. ("DSS") to deliver employees the very best managed care solutions for their work-related injuries and illnesses. Initial solutions included case management, utilization review, bill review, and a customized medical provider network. We are delighted to announce that beginning on November 7, 2018, EK Health expanded its partnership with DSS by providing managed care services across the Country.
The basis for this national program change was in conjunction with a change in TPA by DSS and the positive impact EK Health's solutions have had for DSS claims in California. As a result of the continual innovation, high-touch customer service, and evolving solutions, DSS has extended EK Health's program reach for an even greater impact on the program overall.
"EK Health has shown itself to be a trusted advisor and reliable partner for overseeing our managed care systems. I've always been impressed with their subject matter experts, their willingness to work directly with us to achieve our goals and their responsiveness to our concerns. We also like the fact that they are independent and do not have contingent fee arrangements. Before EK Health came on board, we struggled with the quality of our medical providers and the effectiveness of the bill review and utilization review process. EK Health turned this around and continues to deliver good results. With its effort in states outside of California, I believe we'll see improved outcomes that will be beneficial for both our associates as well as our bottom line." - Mike Belcher, VP of Risk and Safety, DS Services of America, Inc.
We expect our automation and industry leading tools will bring efficiency and cost savings to DSS, enhancing their capacity to serve their valued clients nationwide. DSS' core business focuses on delivering bottled water and water filtration systems to homes and offices nationwide, and office breakroom supplies, including their own brewed coffee beverages (Standard Coffee® and Javarama®) and other leading national brands. (Source: https://www.water.com/about-us).