SOURCE: American Health Holding, Inc.

August 10, 2005 09:57 ET

American Health Partners With the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 10, 2005 -- American Health Holding, Inc., a multi URAC accredited, national medical management company headquartered in Worthington, OH, today announced it has joined the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. (DMPC). American Health is excited about its affiliation with the premier authority on disease management and all it has to offer, as it will support the continued evolution of their Beyond Disease Management program.

The DMPC is the largest source of contracting assistance in disease management, and its founder, Al Lewis, was named the most influential person in disease management by Managed Healthcare Executive in 2004. The DMPC's website boasts an abundant library containing informative documents and studies, the use of which will aid American Health in honing their already successful Beyond Disease Management program into an even more effective tool for their clients. In addition, American Health will work closely with Al Lewis in designing and pursuing future endeavors.

"We are excited about leveraging the wealth of knowledge and expertise the Consortium has to offer," states American Health President Michael Reidelbach. "We will utilize this as a support mechanism for our clinical operations, as well as our sales and marketing efforts."

In addition, Al Lewis states, "We are very pleased to welcome American Health as an associate member. We like our associate members to be leaders in their segment, and American Health fits that bill."

ABOUT DISEASE MANAGEMENT PURCHASING CONSORTIUM INTERNATIONAL, INC.: The DMPC is the largest single source of procurement consulting for disease management in the world, with nearly 100 health plans, states and employers as members. The organization's president, Al Lewis, is the only two-time winner of the highest award from the Disease Management Association of America. While it does procurement only for payors, the DMPC also offers consulting through "associate memberships" to DM vendors interested in applying the lessons of the marketplace to their own offerings, to dramatically enhance their ability to deliver value by incorporating best practices from the entire DM field.

ABOUT AMERICAN HEALTH HOLDING, INC.: Founded in 1993, American Health is a full-service medical management firm. They offer services that span the healthcare continuum, including Utilization and Case Management, Out-of-Network Discounts, Referral Authorization, Health-e Outlook (wellness web portal), Tomorrow's Child (maternity management) and the Beyond Disease Management program. American Health holds multiple URAC accreditations. For further information about American Health, visit the website:

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