InterStudy Publications, a division of Decision Resources, Inc., announces the release of Managed Market Surveyor: State-Level Database, a product that combines state-level HMO and PPO data in a single, easy-to-use, Web-based interface. To assure that clients can access the most reliable and accurate information, the data is built up to the state level from InterStudy's renowned county-level HMO and PPO analyses.

"This database is the premier source for combined HMO and PPO data at the state and national levels," said Lance Wolkenbrod, HMO project manager for InterStudy Publications. "The information is provided in a user-friendly, Web-based format, so analysis that used to take hours can now be done in minutes."

About Managed Market Surveyor: State-Level Database

InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor: State-Level Database provides an in- depth assessment of the managed care landscape, providing the following key data:

  * Combined HMO and PPO enrollment   * Penetration and market share rates   * Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries -- both HMO and non-HMO   * Persons covered by other private insurance   * Uninsured population   * Aggregated plan-level profiles   * National enrollment and market share statistics for the leading HMO and     PPO firms  

Clients can use InterStudy's Managed Market Surveyor: State-Level Database to evaluate the drivers of managed care business at the state level, assess market strengths and weaknesses, compare competitive health plans, and target the most influential plans. In 2004, Managed Market Surveyor will also be available at the county and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) levels.

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 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 has provided strategic information services for 30 years, and assesses international pharmaceutical and health care industry trends. Visit Decision Resources at

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  For more information, contact:    Frank Sama                                   Elizabeth Marshall    InterStudy Publications                      Decision Resources    781-296-2553                                 781-296-2563                

SOURCE: InterStudy Publications

CONTACT: Frank Sama of InterStudy Publications, +1-781-296-2553,; or Elizabeth Marshall of Decision Resources,

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