ATLANTA, Nov 13, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (“AMPS”), a healthcare cost management company serving the self-funded (ERISA) payer community, today announced that its CEO and president Mike Dendy received the 2014 Professional Achievement Award from the Georgia State University Institute of Health Administration (IHA).
The Professional Achievement Award is given annually to celebrate the exceptional achievements of graduates of the Institute of Health Administration and to recognize the high level successes of recipients’ careers. Mr. Dendy will receive the award at Georgia State University’s IHA Annual Reception on November 13, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead, Georgia.
Mr. Dendy commented, “Healthcare fees in the U.S. are often three to four times higher than other countries. While the Affordable Care Act has made strides in expanding coverage, there is still a great deal of work needed to address the costs of healthcare plans for employers. At AMPS, our mission is to assist employers in developing and deploying alternative plans that significantly reduce costs while still providing outstanding benefits to their employee members.”
Since 2005, Mr. Dendy has served as Chief Executive Officer of AMPS and helped corporate clients attain over $150 million in healthcare cost savings. Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of HPS Paradigm Administrators Inc., where he managed a Third Party Administrative services company as well as a hospital owned HMO and managed care organization. He received both a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from Georgia State University.
“We are proud of all that Mike has accomplished during his career in the healthcare industry and we congratulate him on this prestigious award,” said William S. Custer, associate professor and director of the Center for Health Services at Georgia State University. “With over 20 years of experience, he has proven to be a tremendous asset in leading the discussion on cost and transparency in the healthcare industry.”
Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (AMPS) is a healthcare cost management company serving the self-funded payer community. AMPS specializes in physician led, technology driven, facility claim review. AMPS primary goal is to ensure medical facility claims are accurate and reasonably paid and to provide alternatives to the non-effective PPO market. Based in Atlanta, GA, the company provides proprietary solutions that help large and mid-size businesses address rapidly expanding hospital costs. For more information, please visit http://www.advancedpricing.com/.