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BIOSCRIP INC (BIOS)

BioScrip, Inc. provides pharmaceutical care solutions. It primarily focuses on specialty medication distribution and clinical management services, and pharmacy benefit management services. The company's specialty medication distribution services include condition-specific clinical management programs tailored to improve the care of individuals with complex health conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and transplantation. Its pharmacy benefit management programs include customized benefit plan design, pharmacy network management, and reporting capabilities that deliver clinical outcomes. The company was founded in 1993 by E. David Corvese. It was formerly known as MIM Corporation and changed its name to BioScrip, Inc. in March 2005. BioScrip is headquartered in Elmsford, New York.


HANGER ORTHOPEDIC GROUP INC (HGR)

Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of orthotic and prosthetic patient-care centers in the United States. It offers various patient-care services, including fabrication, fitting, and maintenance of orthotic and prosthetic devices. The company's orthotics operations offer standard and custom-made braces, and other devices, such as spinal, knee, and sports-medicine braces that provide external support to patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, such as ailments of the back, extremities or joints, and injuries from sports or other activities. Its prosthetics operations provide custom-made artificial limbs for patients who are without limbs as a result of traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, or congenital disorders. Hanger Orthopedic Group also distributes branded and private label orthotic and prosthetic devices and components in the United States, which are manufactured by third parties. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated approximately 619 patient care centers in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Hanger Orthopedic Group was founded in 1861 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.


ALLION HEALTHCARE INC (ALLI)

Allion Healthcare, Inc. provides specialty pharmacy and disease management services focused on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. It sells HIV/AIDS prescription and ancillary medications, and nutritional supplies under the trade name MOMS Pharmacy. The company offers various specialty pharmacy and disease management services, including specialized prescription packaging systems, known as MOMSPak; reimbursement management that assists patients and healthcare providers with the reimbursement processes of private and government payors; services that arrange for delivery of medications as directed by the patients or their physicians; specialized pharmacists who consult with patients, physicians, nurses, and AIDS service organizations to provide education, counseling, treatment coordination, clinical information, and compliance monitoring; and information systems and prescription automation solutions that provide clinical data and the transmission of prescriptions. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name The Care Group, Inc. and changed its name to Allion Healthcare, Inc. in 1999. Allion Healthcare is headquartered in Melville, New York.


HEALTHWAYS INC (HWAY)

Healthways, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides health and care support programs and services in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. It offers disease management, high-risk care management, and other related programs to health plans, governments, employers, and hospitals. The company's services include providing members with educational materials and personal interactions with trained nurses and other health-care professionals to create and sustain healthier behaviors; incorporating evidence-based clinical guidelines in interventions to optimize patient care; developing care support plans and motivating members to set attainable goals for themselves; providing local market resources to address acute episode interventions; and coordinating members' care with local health-care providers. It also engages in population screening, health risk assessments, and supportive interventions. The company provides programs for people with diabetes, coronary artery disease, heart failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, end-stage renal disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, depression, tobacco addiction, high-risk obesity, acid-related stomach disorders, atrial fibrillation, decubitus ulcer, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, low-back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. It has a strategic partnership with Medco, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company, to develop and distribute integrated medical and pharmaceutical management programs. The company was founded in 1981 as American Healthcorp. It changed its name to American Healthways, Inc. in 1999 and to Healthways, Inc. in February 2006. The company is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.


PEDIATRIX MEDICAL GROUP INC (PDX)

Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide neonatal, maternal-fetal, and other pediatric subspecialty physician services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company provides clinical care within hospital-based neonatal intensive care units to babies born prematurely or with medical complications. It offers outpatient and inpatient clinical care to expectant mothers experiencing complicated pregnancies and their unborn babies through its affiliated maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists and other clinicians, such as maternal-fetal nurses, certified mid-wives, ultrasonographers, and genetic counselors. The company's other pediatric subspecialty care include a network of pediatric subspecialists, such as pediatric intensivists for critically-ill or injured children and adolescents; pediatric cardiologists for congenital and acquired heart disorders; and pediatric hospitalists for inpatient care and management of acutely-ill children. Its affiliated physicians also provide clinical services in other areas of hospitals, particularly in the labor and delivery area, nursery, and pediatric department. The company also offers newborn screening program, which identifies approximately 50 metabolic disorders, and genetic and biochemical conditions, and potential hearing loss for early treatment or management. In addition, it offers newborn screening program, which identifies approximately 50 metabolic disorders, genetic and biochemical conditions, and potential hearing loss for early treatment or management. As of December 31, 2004, the company employed approximately 776 physicians, including 603 neonatal physician specialists providing clinical care in 31 states and Puerto Rico. Pediatrix was co-founded by Roger Medel and Greg Melnick in 1979. The company is based in Sunrise, Florida.


NIGHTHAWK RADIOLOGY HOLDINGS INC (NHWK)

NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides radiology services to radiology groups and hospitals in the United States. It offers a suite of radiology services, including off-hours preliminary reads, final reads, cardiac imaging solutions, and subspecialty services. As of December 31, 2006, the company provided radiology services to approximately 551 customers serving 1,008 hospitals. NightHawk Radiology Holdings was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


AMERICAN CARESOURCE HOLDINGS INC (XSI)

American CareSource Holdings, Inc. operates as an ancillary care benefit management company. It assists health benefits plan sponsors, such as preferred provider organizations, third party administrators, insurance companies, and self-funded employers. The company's ancillary healthcare services supplement the care provided by hospitals and physicians, including the non-hospital, non-physician services associated with surgery centers, free-standing diagnostic imaging centers, home health and infusion, supply of durable medical equipment, orthotics and prosthetics, outpatient therapy, pain management, laboratory services, physical therapy, home infusion therapy, respiratory services, chiropractic services, sleep studies, diagnostic imaging/radiology, sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities, dialysis services, hospice services, durable medical equipment, and bone growth stimulators. American CareSource Holdings also offers network analysis, custom network, network management, systems integration, reporting, claims management, and data insights services. As of December 31, 2006, it had approximately 2,400 providers representing its 24,000 provider sites under contract. The company markets its products directly and through executive officers, and a network of independent brokers and consultants. American CareSource Holdings was founded in 1995 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


THE PROVIDENCE SERVICE CORPORATION (PRSC)

The Providence Service Corporation engages in the provision and management of government sponsored social services in the United States. It provides a range of home and community based services, which address marital and family issues, depression, drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, hyperactivity, criminal or anti-social behavior, sexual misbehavior, school expulsions or chronic truancy, and other disruptive behaviors. The Foster care services include the recruitment and training of foster parents and license family foster homes to provide 24-hour care to adolescents and children who have been removed from their homes. In addition, the company offers therapeutic foster care to children and adolescents who exhibit serious emotional problems and who could otherwise require institutional treatment. Its Not-for-profit managed services include administrative support, information technology, and accounting and payroll services; monitoring services where it assists clients in accessing government benefits; case management services where it supervises all aspects of an eligible client's care, treatment, and benefits. Providence Service Corporation was founded in 1996 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.


MDS INC (MDZ)

MDS, Inc., a health and life sciences company, engages in the development of drugs and management of disease in the North America. It operates through two segments, Life Sciences and Health business. The Life Sciences segment supplies products and services, such as pharmaceutical contract research services, medical isotopes, and advanced analytical equipment to manufacturers of medical products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and supplies. The Health business segment provides products and services, such as clinical laboratory testing and distribution of medical products to individuals and to institutions that provide health care services to consumers. The company's customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and health care providers, such as doctors and hospitals. MDS was founded in 1969 as Medical Data Sciences Limited and changed its name to MDS Health Group Limited in 1973. Further it changed its name to MDS, Inc. in 1996. The company is based in Toronto, Canada.


U.S. PHYSICAL THERAPY INC (USPH)

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics. Its clinics provide pre and postoperative treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers, and neurological-related injuries. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 264 outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinics in 35 states in the United States. In addition, the company also managed physical therapy facilities for third parties, including hospitals and physician groups. It focuses its marketing efforts primarily on physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, occupational medicine physicians, and general practitioners. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is based in Houston, Texas.


DAVITA INC (DVA)

DaVita, Inc. provides dialysis services in the United States for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease (ESRD). The company operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related medical services primarily in dialysis centers and in contracted hospitals across the United States. Its services include outpatient dialysis services; hospital inpatient dialysis services; and ancillary services, such as ESRD laboratory services and disease management services. The company's subsidiary, DaVita Clinical Research, conducts renal and renal-related research trials of new drugs and devices. As of December 31, 2004, DaVita operated or provided administrative services to 660 outpatient facilities serving approximately 54,000 patients in 37 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, it also provided acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 370 hospitals. DaVita is headquartered in El Segundo, California.


FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CORPORATION (FMS)

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PSYCHIATRIC SOLUTIONS INC (PSYS)

Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide inpatient behavioral health care services in the United States. The company primarily operates through two divisions, Inpatient and the Management Contract. The Inpatient division operated 34 owned or leased inpatient behavioral health care facilities with approximately 4,000 beds in 19 states, as of December 31, 2004. These facilities offer various inpatient behavioral health care services for children, adolescents, and adults through a combination of acute inpatient behavioral facilities and residential treatment centers. Its acute inpatient behavioral facilities provide nursing observation and care, daily interventions and oversight by a psychiatrist, and coordinated treatment by a physician-led team of mental health professionals. Its residential treatment centers offer longer term treatment programs primarily for children and adolescents with long-standing acute behavioral health problems. The Management Contract segment managed 41 inpatient behavioral health care units for third parties and 8 inpatient behavioral health care facilities for government agencies, as of the above date. It develops, organizes, and manages behavioral health care programs within medical/surgical hospitals and the management of inpatient behavioral health care facilities for government agencies. This division provides its customers with various management options, including clinical and management infrastructure, personnel recruitment, staff orientation and supervision, corporate consultation, and performance improvement plans. Psychiatric Solutions was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.


HYTHIAM INC (HYTM)

Hythiam, Inc., a development stage healthcare services management company, engages in the research, development, licensing, and commercialization of physiological treatment protocols for the treatment of alcoholism and other substance dependencies in the United States. The company offers HANDS Protocols for use by healthcare providers to treat patients diagnosed with dependencies on alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other addictive stimulants, as well as combinations of these drugs. Its HANDS Protocols also provide a maintenance program that includes medications and incentives for patients to continue with their recovery process through individualized continuing care programs. The company also offers administrative services to assist physicians and facilities with staff education, clinical services, marketing and sales support, and outcomes tracking methodologies for data analysis. Hythiam is based in Los Angeles, California.


CONTINUCARE CORP (CNU)

Continucare Corporation provides primary care physician services on an outpatient basis in Florida. It provides medical services to patients through employee physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants. The company also provides practice management services to independent physician affiliates (IPAs), including assistance with medical utilization management, pharmacy management, and specialist network development. As of September 30, 2005, the company provided practice management services to 27 IPAs; and operated a network of 15 medical centers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. The company also provided services to or for approximately 13,400 patients on a full risk basis and approximately 14,600 patients on a limited or nonrisk basis, as of the above date. Continucare has managed care agreements with Humana Medical Plans, Inc.; Vista Healthplan of South Florida, Inc.; and Wellcare, Inc. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.


HEARUSA INC (EAR)

HearUSA, Inc. operates hearing care centers in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Company-Owned Centers (COC), Network of Independent Providers (NIP), and E-Commerce Business (ECB). The COC segment offers various products and services, including diagnostic audiological testing for hearing aids and assistive listening. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 154 centers in 11 states and in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The NIP segment operates a network of approximately 1,400 credentialed audiology providers that support hearing benefit programs with employer groups, health insurers, and benefit sponsors. The ECB segment offers on-line information about hearing loss, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, and the services offered by hearing health care professionals. It also offers on-line purchases of hearing related products, such as batteries, hearing aid accessories, and assistive listening devices. HearUSA was organized as HEARx, Ltd. in 1986 and changed its name to HearUSA, Inc. in 2002. The company is based in West Palm Beach, Florida.


AMERICA SERVICE GROUP INC (ASGR)

America Service Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide managed healthcare services to correctional facilities in the United States. It contracts with state, county, and local governmental agencies to provide and administer healthcare services to inmates of prisons and jails. The company also administers various on-site healthcare programs, and arranges for and oversees off-site hospitalization and specialty outpatient care. Its services include on-site services, such as regular physical and dental screening and care, psychiatric care, OB-GYN screening and care, and diagnostic testing; and off-site services comprising specialty outpatient diagnostic testing and care, emergency room care, surgery, and hospitalization. The company also provides on-site administrative support services, including program management, maintenance of on-site medical records and employee recruitment, scheduling, continuing education and quality assurance, medical audits, credentialing, and clinical program development activities. In addition, it distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to inmates of correctional facilities; and provides clinical pharmacy services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.


HEALTHSOUTH CORPORATION (HLS)

HealthSouth Corporation provides ambulatory surgery and rehabilitative health care services in the United States. The company operates inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term acute care hospitals, as well as provides treatment on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Its inpatient rehabilitation facilities provide medical, nursing, therapy, and ancillary services to patients with physical disabilities due to various conditions, such as head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, certain orthopedic problems, and neuromuscular diseases. HealthSouth Corporation was founded 1983 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.


DIALYSIS CORPORATION OF AMERICA (DCAI)

Dialysis Corporation of America, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development and operation of outpatient kidney dialysis centers. The company provides dialysis and ancillary services to patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) through these centers. It also provides acute inpatient dialysis treatments in hospitals, homecare services, and dialysis center management services. As of September 30, 2005, the company owned 24 operating dialysis centers located in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia; and managed 2 other dialysis facilities located in Ohio and Georgia. Its ancillary services to ESRD patients include the administration of certain prescription drugs. Dialysis Corporation was organized in 1976 and is based in Linthicum, Maryland.


TLC VISION CORPORATION (TLCV)

TLC Vision Corporation, an eye care services company, provides eye doctors in North America and Europe with tools and technologies needed to deliver patient care. The company, through its centers management and technology access service models, and its managed care contracting strength, operates in the Refractive, Cataract, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) segments. The Refractive segment comprises laser centers, and the fixed and mobile access business. It provides corrective laser surgery primarily relating to refractive disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. The Cataract segment furnishes hospitals and independent surgeons with mobile or fixed site access to cataract surgery equipment and services. It provides surgery for the treatment of cataracts. The AMD segment focuses on the treatment of a specific eye disease, known as dry age-related macular degeneration, via rheopheresis, which is a process for filtering blood. It also develops, manages, and has equity participation in single-specialty eye care ambulatory surgery centers and multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers. In addition, the company provides franchise opportunities to independent optometrists; and manages cataract and secondary care centers that provide advanced levels of eye care, network marketing and management, and professional healthcare facility management. It owns and manages 73 laser eye centers in the United States, 5 centers in Canada, and 1 in Europe. The company was incorporated in 1993. It was formerly known as TLC The Laser Center, Inc. and changed its name to TLC Laser Eye Centers, Inc. in 1999, and then to TLC Vision Corporation in 2002. TLC Vision Corporation is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.


NATIONAL MEDICAL HEALTH CARD SYSTEMS INC (NMHC)

National Medical Health Card Systems, Inc. (NMHC) provides pharmacy benefit management services to managed care organizations, local governments, unions, corporations, and third party health care plan administrators through its network of licensed pharmacies in the United States. The company's pharmacy benefit management services include electronic point-of-sale pharmacy claims management, retail pharmacy network management, mail service pharmacy claims management, specialty pharmacy claims management, benefit design consultation, preferred drug management programs, drug review and analysis, consulting services, disease information services, data access, reporting and information analysis, and physician profiling. In addition, NMHC operates a mail service pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy, and health informatics company. It sells its products and services through direct sales force. The company has service centers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Sacramento, California; Portland, Maine; Miramar, Florida; Latham, New York; and Dallas, Texas. NMHC was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.


HOOPER HOLMES INC (HH)

Hooper Holmes, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides outsourced risk assessment services to the life and health insurance industry, and medical evaluation and claims management services to the automobile insurance industry and the workers' compensation industry in the United States and United Kingdom. The company provides paramedical and medical examinations, including blood and urine specimen collection, primarily in connection with insurance carriers' processing and evaluation of the risks associated with underwriting insurance policies; tele-underwriting, telephone personal health interviews, and medical records retrieval; and laboratory testing services. In addition, it provides medical claims services, which primarily includes the arrangement of independent medical exams for the purpose of determining the nature, source, and extent of injury to insurance adjusters for use in processing accident claims, primarily on behalf of property and casualty insurance carriers. In addition, Hooper Holmes provides other services, including the preparation of general practitioner reports for the legal, corporate, and insurance industries; underwriting of life insurance policies on an outsourced basis, without the mortality risks attendant to such underwriting activity; and pre and post employment physical examination screening services for public transportation and corporate agencies. Hooper Holmes operates through approximately 160 branch offices and 76 contractor affiliate offices located in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company is based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.


AMERICAN SHARED HOSPITAL SERVICES (AMS)

American Shared Hospital Services, through its subsidiary, provides Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery services to medical centers in the United States. The Gamma Knife, an alternative noninvasive procedure to conventional brain surgery, treats selected malignant tumors, benign brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. The company also offers planning, installation, reimbursement, and marketing support services. As of April 28, 2005, it provided Gamma Knife units to 20 medical centers in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. American Shared Hospital was founded by Ernest A. Bates in 1980 and is based in San Francisco, California.


VISTACARE (VSTA)

VistaCare, Inc. provides hospice services in the United States. The company offers a range of services, including pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, nursing, personal care by home health aides, physician services, homemaker services, medical equipment and supplies, and medications. It also provides counseling services for social, spiritual, bereavement, and diet. In addition, the company offers special palliative modalities, such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and infusion therapy; inpatient and respite care; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; and diagnostic testing services. It markets its services through various referral sources, including hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care organizations, managed care companies, community social service organizations, religious organizations, and patients and families. As of September 30, 2005, the company operated 58 hospice programs and 2 in-patient units serving patients in 14 states with a census of approximately 5,510 patients. VistaCare was founded in 1995 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.