The initiative is also a first for NIHA and lays the foundation for an ongoing partnership for quality improvement between purchasers of health care and CCN/EPIQual.
NIHA Executive Director Nate Sayles said the initiative is an important first step in improving care for the more than 35,000 covered lives who access CCN/EPIQual in Northwest Indiana through member employers.
Results of its first cooperative satisfaction initiative with NIHA will be used by CCN/EPIQual to address opportunities for improvement and change, according to William M.
For the survey, CCN/EPIQual partnered with eight employer members of NIHA in Northwest Indiana.
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In addition to standard medical care, NIHA
also provides an occupational-health program for forum members.
Susan Niles, vice president of marketing for the company, stated, "We are excited about our partnership with the NIHA
in supporting the growth of in-line hockey and we feel our Ultra-Wheels hockey products will receive extensive promotion and exposure through this fine organization.