InterStudy Publications, a division of Decision Resources, announces the release of The InterStudy HMO MSA Profiler 12.2. The MSA Profiler database allows users to determine the dominant HMO through market share in a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) throughout the nation.

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The MSA Profiler characterizes a metropolitan market's overall managed care statistics by HMO commercial, both HMO and non-HMO Medicare and Medicaid, and the uninsured population. The MSA Profiler contains data on 326 MSAs with HMO enrollment as of January 1, 2002. For each MSA, the database provides detailed information on HMO enrollment, market penetration, revenue, and expenses. The 12.2 Profiler is equipped with a new feature called the MSA Profile Viewer. This HTML-based map provides formatted MSA profiles which display the HMOs present in each metropolitan area along with market share and demographic information. Most of the data in the MSA Profiler database is based on The National HMO Census collected by InterStudy.

"The MSA Profiler database compiles multiple tables to develop an overall report for a selected MSA," said Lance Wolkenbrod, data specialist at InterStudy Publications. "This new functionality equips users with a macro understanding of Metropolitan Areas, and can be used to compliment reports and or presentations based on the data."

InterStudy Publications, a firm specializing in research and reports for market driven health, releases The MSA Profiler semi-annually with data points as of January 1st and July 1st.

About InterStudy Publications

InterStudy Publications, a division of Decision Resources, offers data, directories, and analyses of the ever-evolving managed care industry. InterStudy tracks changes and trends in HMO and PPO services, enrollment, and profitability. Visit InterStudy Publications at

About Decision Resources

Decision Resources, Inc. is a world leader in research publications, advisory services, and consulting designed to help clients shape strategy, allocate resources, and master their chosen markets. The company provides strategic information services and assesses international pharmaceutical and health care industry trends. Visit Decision Resources at

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  For more information, contact:    Meg Schmidt    InterStudy Publications    1-800-844-3351     Elizabeth Marshall    Decision Resources    781-296-2563 

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