GREENSBORO–Accordant Health Services, a subsidiary of AdvancePCS (Nasdaq:ADVP), has been awarded a contrac to provide disease management programs to 2.4 million member Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA).

“Disease management has become an important part of member care in the past few years,” said Allen Hinkle M.D., vice president of health care quality and innovation at BCBSMA. “These efforts, when coordinated with physicians, often result in improved health outcomes and quality of life for the member.”

Accordant, based in Greensboro, focuses on assisting patients who have complex, chronic diseases with the goal of improving clinical, patient satisfaction and cost-of-care outcomes.

The company relies on its expert “Tele-Web” system that integrates Internet and call-center technologies to enable flexible, intelligent and customized information sharing among patients, providers and health plans.