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This excerpt taken from the HLTH 8-K filed Jul 2, 2009.
Segments
 
As a result of the sales of EPS, EBS and ViPS and the planned sale of Porex and LBB, our only remaining operating segment is our WebMD segment. The following is a description of the WebMD segment, our Corporate segment and the EBS segment (which ceased being a separate segment in connection with the 2006 EBS Sale):
 
  •  WebMD.  WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through WebMD’s public and private online portals and health-focused publications. WebMD’s public portals for consumers enable them to obtain health and wellness information (including information on specific diseases or conditions), check symptoms, locate physicians, store individual healthcare information, receive periodic e-newsletters on topics of individual interest and participate in online communities with peers and experts. WebMD’s public portals for physicians and healthcare professionals make it easier for them to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) credit and communicate with peers. WebMD


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  public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including CME services. WebMD also distributes its online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies. WebMD also provides print services including the publication of WebMD the Magazine, a consumer magazine distributed to physician office waiting rooms. WebMD’s public portals sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. WebMD’s private portals enable employers and health plans to provide their employees and plan members with access to personalized health and benefit information and decision-support technology that helps them make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching. WebMD generates revenue from our private portals through the licensing of these services to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions, as well as other corporate costs and expenses such as professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $3,410, $3,340 and $3,190 in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the 2006 EBS Sale, the EPS Sale and the ViPS Sale, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provided us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH were, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services were provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees we charged to EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS, net of the fee we paid to EBSCo, are also included in the Corporate segment, which were intended to approximate the cost of providing these services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo and ViPS in 2008.
 
  •  Emdeon Business Services.  Through EBS, we provided solutions that automate key business and administrative functions for healthcare payers and providers, including electronic patient eligibility and benefit verification; electronic and paper claims processing; electronic and paper paid-claims communication services; and patient billing, payment and communications services. In addition, through EBS, we provided clinical communications services that improve the delivery of healthcare by enabling physicians to manage laboratory orders and results, hospital reports and electronic prescriptions. From November 17, 2006, the date of the 2006 EBS Sale, to February 8, 2008, the date of the 2008 EBSCo Sale, the results of EBS were reflected as an equity investment in our operating results.
 
This excerpt taken from the HLTH 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
Segments
 
As a result of the planned sale of Porex and WebMD’s Little Blue Book print directory business (describe below under “— Background Information on Certain Trends and Developments — Proposed Divesiture of WebMD’s Little Blue Book Print Directory Business), which are classified as discontinued operations, our only remaining operating segment is our WebMD segment. The following is a description of the WebMD segment and our Corporate segment:
 
  •  WebMD.  WebMD is a leading provider of health information services to consumers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. WebMD’s public portals for consumers enable them to obtain health and wellness information (including information on specific diseases or conditions), check symptoms, locate physicians, store individual healthcare information, receive periodic e-newsletters on topics of individual interest and participate in online communities with peers and experts. WebMD’s public portals for physicians and healthcare professionals make it easier for them to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) credit and communicate with peers. WebMD public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including CME services. WebMD sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. WebMD’s private portals enable employers and health plans to provide their employees and members with access to personalized health and benefit information and decision-support technology that helps them to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching. WebMD generates revenue from our private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors. WebMD also distributes our online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies. WebMD also publishes WebMD the Magazine, a consumer magazine distributed to physician office waiting rooms.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions, as well as other costs and expenses such as professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $1,035 and $873 for the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of a 52% interest in our Emdeon Business Services segment (which we refer to as EBS) during 2006 and the sale of our ViPS segment, we entered into


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  transition services agreements whereby we provided EBS and ViPS certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBS provided us certain administrative services. These services were provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees we charged to EBS and ViPS, net of the fee we paid to EBS, are also included in the Corporate segment, which were intended to approximate the cost of providing these services.
 
These excerpts taken from the HLTH 10-K filed Mar 2, 2009.
Segments
 
As a result of the sales of EPS, EBS and ViPS and the planned sale of Porex, our only remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together as our WebMD Segments). The following is a description of the WebMD Segments, our corporate segment and the EBS segment (which ceased being a separate segment in connection with the 2006 EBS Sale):
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  This segment owns and operates both public and private online portals. The public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their communication with patients. The public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. Our sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. Through the private portals for employers and health plans, we provide information and services that enable employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. We also provide related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching. We generate revenue from our private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors, as well as through the fees charged for our coaching services. We also distribute online content and services to other entities and generate revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. We also provide e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  This segment provides offline products and services, including: WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication that WebMD distributes free of charge to physician office waiting rooms; and The Little Blue Book, a physician directory. We generate revenue from sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine, sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories. We also conducted in-person medical education from December 2005 until December 31, 2006, the date at which we no longer provided this service. The WebMD Publishing and Other Services segment complements the WebMD Online Services segment and extends the reach of the WebMD brand and its influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the Porex business which is reflected within discontinued operations in our financial statements. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $3,410, $3,340 and $3,190 in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the 2006 EBS Sale, the EPS Sale and the ViPS Sale, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provided us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH were, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services were provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees


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  we charged to EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS, net of the fee we paid to EBSCo, are also included in the Corporate segment, which were intended to approximate the cost of providing these services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo and ViPS in 2008.
 
  •  Emdeon Business Services.  Through EBS, we provided solutions that automate key business and administrative functions for healthcare payers and providers, including electronic patient eligibility and benefit verification; electronic and paper claims processing; electronic and paper paid-claims communication services; and patient billing, payment and communications services. In addition, through EBS, we provided clinical communications services that improve the delivery of healthcare by enabling physicians to manage laboratory orders and results, hospital reports and electronic prescriptions. From November 17, 2006, the date of the 2006 EBS Sale, to February 8, 2008, the date of the 2008 EBSCo Sale, the results of EBS were reflected as an equity investment in our operating results.
 
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As a result of the sales of EPS, EBS and ViPS and the planned
sale of Porex, our only remaining operating segments are WebMD
Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which
we refer to together as our WebMD Segments). The following is a
description of the WebMD Segments, our corporate segment and the
EBS segment (which ceased being a separate segment in connection
with the 2006 EBS Sale):


 




































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WebMD Online Services.  This segment owns and
operates both public and private online portals. The public
portals enable consumers to become more informed about
healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in
managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians
and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical
knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their
communication with patients. The public portals generate revenue
primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship
products, including continuing medical education (which we refer
to as CME) services. Our sponsors and advertisers include
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer
products companies. Through the private portals for employers
and health plans, we provide information and services that
enable employees and members, respectively, to make more
informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. We also
provide related services for use by such employees and members,
including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health
coaching. We generate revenue from our private portals through
the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans
either directly or through distributors, as well as through the
fees charged for our coaching services. We also distribute
online content and services to other entities and generate
revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising
and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. We also
provide
e-detailing
promotion and physician recruitment services for use by
pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies.
 
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WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  This
segment provides offline products and services, including:
WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication that
WebMD distributes free of charge to physician office waiting
rooms; and The Little Blue Book, a physician directory.
We generate revenue from sales of advertisements in WebMD the
Magazine
, sales of The Little Blue Book directories
and advertisements in those directories. We also conducted
in-person medical education from December 2005 until
December 31, 2006, the date at which we no longer provided
this service. The WebMD Publishing and Other Services segment
complements the WebMD Online Services segment and extends the
reach of the WebMD brand and its influence among health-involved
consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
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Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs
and other expenses related to functions that are not directly
managed by one of our segments, or by the Porex business which
is reflected within discontinued operations in our financial
statements. The personnel costs include executive personnel,
legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human
resources and certain information technology functions. Other
corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including
legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property
and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance
expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $3,410, $3,340 and
$3,190 in 2008, 2007 and 2006, respectively, which are costs
allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate
segment. In connection with the 2006 EBS Sale, the EPS Sale and
the ViPS Sale, we entered into transition services agreements
whereby we provided EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS certain
administrative services, including payroll, accounting,
purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as
well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo
provided us certain administrative services, including
telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data
center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of
the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH were, in turn, used to
fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services
to Sage Software. These services were provided through the
Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees





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we charged to EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS, net of the fee we
paid to EBSCo, are also included in the Corporate segment, which
were intended to approximate the cost of providing these
services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software
was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net
transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo and
ViPS in 2008.


 
















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Emdeon Business Services.  Through EBS, we
provided solutions that automate key business and administrative
functions for healthcare payers and providers, including
electronic patient eligibility and benefit verification;
electronic and paper claims processing; electronic and paper
paid-claims communication services; and patient billing, payment
and communications services. In addition, through EBS, we
provided clinical communications services that improve the
delivery of healthcare by enabling physicians to manage
laboratory orders and results, hospital reports and electronic
prescriptions. From November 17, 2006, the date of the 2006
EBS Sale, to February 8, 2008, the date of the 2008 EBSCo
Sale, the results of EBS were reflected as an equity investment
in our operating results.


 




This excerpt taken from the HLTH 10-Q filed Nov 10, 2008.
Segments
 
As a result of our intentions to sell our Porex segment and due to the sale of our ViPS segment, see “— Pending Transactions” and “— Other Recent Transactions” below, our remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together, as our WebMD Segments or, sometimes, as WebMD). The following is a description of each of our operating segments and our corporate segment:
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  This segment owns and operates both public and private online portals. The public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their communication with patients. The public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. Our sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. Through our private portals for employers and health plans, we provide information and services that enable their employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. We also provide related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching. We generate revenue from our private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors, as well as through the fees charged for our coaching services. We also distribute online content and services to other entities and generate revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. We also provide e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  This segment provides offline products and services, including: The Little Blue Book, a physician directory; and WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication that WebMD distributes free of charge to physician office waiting rooms. We generate revenue from sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories, and sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine. Until December 31, 2007, we published ACP Medicine and ACS Surgery: Principles of Practice, its medical reference textbooks. We sold this business in 2007 and it has now been reflected as a discontinued operation in our financial statements. The WebMD Publishing and Other Services segment complements the WebMD Online Services segment and extends the reach of the WebMD brand and our influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the ViPS and Porex businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $838 and $2,572 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008, respectively, and $845 and $2,470 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2007, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of our Emdeon Business Services (which we refer to as EBS) and Emdeon Practice Services (which we refer to as EPS) segments during the second half of 2006 and the sale of


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  our ViPS segment during the three months ended September 30, 2008, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided EBSCo, Sage Software, Inc. (which we refer to as Sage Software) and ViPS certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provides us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH are, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services are provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees we charge to EBSCo, Sage Software and ViPS, net of the fee we pay to EBSCo, are also included in the Corporate segment, which were intended to approximate the cost of providing these services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo and ViPS for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008.
 
This excerpt taken from the HLTH DEF 14A filed Nov 3, 2008.
Segments
 
As a result of our intention to divest our ViPS and Porex segments, our only remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together, as our WebMD Segments). The following is a description of each of our current operating segments,
 
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our corporate segment and the EBS segment (which ceased being a separate segment in connection with the 2006 EBS Sale):
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  WebMD owns and operates both public and private online portals. WebMD’s public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their communication with patients. WebMD’s public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. WebMD’s sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. WebMD provides information and services that enable employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions through WebMD’s private portals for employers and health plans. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching as a result of the acquisition of Summex on June 13, 2006. WebMD generates revenue from its private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors. WebMD also distributes its online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies as a result of the acquisition of Medsite on September 11, 2006.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  WebMD provides several offline products and services: The Little Blue Book, a physician directory; and WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication launched in early 2005 that is distributed free of charge to physician office waiting rooms. WebMD generates revenue from sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories, and sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine. WebMD also conducted in — person medical education through December 31, 2006, as a result of the acquisition of the assets of Conceptis Technologies, Inc. in December 2005. Until December 31, 2007, WebMD published ACP Medicine and ACS Surgery: Principles of Practice, its medical reference textbooks. WebMD sold this business in 2007 and it has now been reflected as a discontinued operation in our financial statements. WebMD’s Publishing and Other Services segment complements its Online Services segment and extends the reach of WebMD’s brand and WebMD’s influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the ViPS and Porex businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $3,340, $3,190 and $5,117 for the years ended December 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of our EBS and EPS segments during the second half of 2006, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided Sage Software and EBSCo certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provides us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH are, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services are provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fee we
 
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  charge to EBSCo and Sage Software, net of the fee we pay to EBSCo, is also included in the Corporate segment, which approximates the cost of providing these services.
 
  •  Emdeon Business Services.  EBS provides solutions that automate key business and administrative functions for healthcare payers and providers, including electronic patient eligibility and benefit verification; electronic and paper claims processing; electronic and paper paid-claims communication services; and patient billing, payment and communications services. In addition, EBS provides clinical communications services that improve the delivery of healthcare by enabling physicians to manage laboratory orders and results, hospital reports and electronic prescriptions. As a result of the 2006 EBS Sale, beginning November 17, 2006, the results of EBS are no longer included in the segment results but are reflected as an equity investment in our operating results.
 
This excerpt taken from the HLTH 10-Q filed Aug 11, 2008.
Segments
 
As a result of our announcement of our intentions to sell our ViPS and Porex segments, see “— Pending Corporate Transactions” below, our remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together, as our WebMD Segments). The following is a description of each of our operating segments and our corporate segment:
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  WebMD owns and operates both public and private online portals. WebMD’s public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their communication with patients. WebMD’s public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. WebMD’s sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. Through its private portals for employers and health plans. WebMD provides information and services that enable employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching. WebMD generates revenue from its private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors, as well as through the fees charged for its coaching services. WebMD also distributes its online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  WebMD provides several offline products and services: The Little Blue Book, a physician directory; and WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication that WebMD distributes free of charge to physician office waiting rooms. WebMD generates revenue from sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories, and sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine. Until December 31, 2007, WebMD published ACP Medicine and ACS Surgery: Principles of Practice, its medical reference textbooks. WebMD sold this business in 2007 and it has now been reflected as a discontinued operation in our financial statements. WebMD’s Publishing and Other Services segment complements the WebMD Online Services segment and extends the reach of WebMD’s brand and WebMD’s influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the ViPS and Porex businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $861 and $1,734 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008, respectively, and $821 and $1,625 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of our Emdeon Business Services (which we refer to as EBS) and Emdeon Practice Services (which we refer to as EPS) segments during the second half of 2006, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided EBSCo and Sage Software, Inc. (which we refer to as Sage


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  Software) certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provides us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH are, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services are provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fees we charge to EBSCo and Sage Software, net of the fee we pay to EBSCo, is also included in the Corporate segment, which were intended to approximate the cost of providing these services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo for the three and six months ended June 30, 2008.
 
This excerpt taken from the HLTH 8-K filed Jun 27, 2008.
Segments
 
As a result of our intention to divest our ViPS and Porex segments, our only remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together, as our WebMD Segments). The following is a description of each of our current operating segments, our corporate segment and the EBS segment (which ceased being a separate segment in connection with the 2006 EBS Sale):
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  WebMD owns and operates both public and private online portals. WebMD’s public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well


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  as their communication with patients. WebMD’s public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. WebMD’s sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. WebMD provides information and services that enable employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions through WebMD’s private portals for employers and health plans. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching as a result of the acquisition of Summex on June 13, 2006. WebMD generates revenue from its private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors. WebMD also distributes its online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies as a result of the acquisition of Medsite on September 11, 2006.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  WebMD provides several offline products and services: The Little Blue Book, a physician directory; and WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication launched in early 2005 that is distributed free of charge to physician office waiting rooms. WebMD generates revenue from sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories, and sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine. WebMD also conducted in — person medical education through December 31, 2006, as a result of the acquisition of the assets of Conceptis Technologies, Inc. in December 2005. Until December 31, 2007, WebMD published ACP Medicine and ACS Surgery: Principles of Practice, its medical reference textbooks. WebMD sold this business in 2007 and it has now been reflected as a discontinued operation in our financial statements. WebMD’s Publishing and Other Services segment complements its Online Services segment and extends the reach of WebMD’s brand and WebMD’s influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, or by the ViPS and Porex businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $3,340, $3,190 and $5,117 for the years ended December 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of our EBS and EPS segments during the second half of 2006, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided Sage Software and EBSCo certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provides us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH are, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services are provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fee we charge to EBSCo and Sage Software, net of the fee we pay to EBSCo, is also included in the Corporate segment, which approximates the cost of providing these services.
 
  •  Emdeon Business Services.  EBS provides solutions that automate key business and administrative functions for healthcare payers and providers, including electronic patient eligibility and benefit verification; electronic and paper claims processing; electronic and paper paid-claims communication services; and patient billing, payment and communications services. In addition, EBS provides clinical communications services that improve the delivery of healthcare by enabling physicians to manage laboratory orders and results, hospital reports and electronic prescriptions. As a result of the 2006 EBS Sale, beginning November 17, 2006, the results of EBS are no longer included in the segment results but are reflected as an equity investment in our operating results.


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This excerpt taken from the HLTH 10-Q filed May 12, 2008.
Segments
 
As a result of our announcement of our intentions to sell our ViPS and Porex segments, see “— Pending Corporate Transactions” below, our only remaining operating segments are WebMD Online Services and WebMD Publishing and Other Services (which we refer to together, as our WebMD Segments). The following is a description of each of our operating segments and our corporate segment:
 
  •  WebMD Online Services.  WebMD owns and operates both public and private online portals. WebMD’s public portals enable consumers to become more informed about healthcare choices and assist them in playing an active role in managing their health. The public portals also enable physicians and other healthcare professionals to improve their clinical knowledge and practice of medicine, as well as their communication with patients. WebMD’s public portals generate revenue primarily through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products, including continuing medical education (which we refer to as CME) services. WebMD’s sponsors and advertisers include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and consumer products companies. WebMD provides information and services that enable employees and members, respectively, to make more informed benefit, treatment and provider decisions through WebMD’s private portals for employers and health plans. WebMD also provides related services for use by such employees and members, including lifestyle education and personalized telephonic health coaching as a result of the acquisition of Summex on June 13, 2006. WebMD generates revenue from its private portals through the licensing of these portals to employers and health plans either directly or through distributors. WebMD also distributes its online content and services to other entities and generates revenue from these arrangements through the sale of advertising and sponsorship products and content syndication fees. WebMD also provides e-detailing promotion and physician recruitment services for use by pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare companies as a result of the acquisition of Medsite on September 11, 2006.
 
  •  WebMD Publishing and Other Services.  WebMD provides several offline products and services: The Little Blue Book, a physician directory; and WebMD the Magazine, a consumer-targeted publication launched in early 2005 that is distributed free of charge to physician office waiting rooms. WebMD generates revenue from sales of The Little Blue Book directories and advertisements in those directories, and sales of advertisements in WebMD the Magazine. Until December 31, 2007, WebMD published ACP Medicine and ACS Surgery: Principles of Practice, its medical reference textbooks. WebMD sold this business in 2007 and it has now been reflected as a discontinued operation in our financial statements. WebMD’s Publishing and Other Services segment complements its Online Services segment and extends the reach of our brand and our influence among health-involved consumers and clinically-active physicians.
 
  •  Corporate.  Corporate includes personnel costs and other expenses related to functions that are not directly managed by one of our segments, including the ViPS and Porex businesses which are reflected within discontinued operations. The personnel costs include executive personnel, legal, accounting, tax, internal audit, risk management, human resources and certain information technology functions. Other corporate costs and expenses include professional fees including legal and audit services, insurance, costs of leased property and facilities, telecommunication costs and software maintenance expenses. Corporate expenses are net of $873 and $804 for the three months ended March 31, 2008 and 2007, respectively, which are costs allocated to WebMD for services provided by the Corporate segment. In connection with the sale of our EBS and EPS segments during the later part of 2006, we entered into transition services agreements whereby we provided Sage Software, Inc. (which we refer to as Sage Software) and EBSCo certain administrative services, including payroll, accounting, purchasing and


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  procurement, tax, and human resource services, as well as information technology support. Additionally, EBSCo provides us certain administrative services, including telecommunication infrastructure and management services, data center support and purchasing and procurement services. Some of the services provided by EBSCo to HLTH are, in turn, used to fulfill HLTH’s obligations to provide transition services to Sage Software. These services are provided through the Corporate segment, and the related transition services fee we charge to EBSCo and Sage Software, net of the fee we pay to EBSCo, is also included in the Corporate segment, which approximates the cost of providing these services. The transition services agreement with Sage Software was terminated on December 31, 2007 and, therefore, net transition services fees are for services related to EBSCo for the three months ended March 31, 2008.
 
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