SOURCE: American Health Holding, Inc.

July 07, 2005 09:35 ET

American Health Chosen to Provide Disease Management to Healthcare Management Administrators

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2005 -- American Health Holding, a multi-URAC accredited, national Medical Management firm, announced today it will provide its Disease Management, Demand Management, and Maternity Management services to Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA), a benefit administrative services corporation located in Bellevue, Washington. These services will be provided from American Health's corporate headquarters in Worthington, Ohio.

American Health's unparalleled medical management tools will provide HMA with significant cost savings while adding value to their existing scope of services. American Health's Beyond Disease Management provides targeted interventions for individuals with expensive and high-risk chronic conditions. Care Line, American Health's telephonic Demand Management program, offers members access to confidential health advice from a registered nurse, as well as access to more than 1,100 healthcare topics in the Health Information Library. American Health's Tomorrow's Child maternity management program aims to improve mother and child outcomes through education, while reducing costs associated with complicated pregnancies and premature births.

"Working with HMA is a really exciting opportunity for us," states Michael J. Reidelbach, President and CEO of American Health Holding. "The addition of American Health's services to HMA's already robust health plan will round out their existing offerings. HMA will experience improved care and better quality of life for their members, as well as a significant reduction in healthcare costs."

"We felt that our demand for flexibility, customization, and high service levels made American Health the obvious partner of choice," says John Feltz, HMA's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our members will now have the ability to access information and support based upon their preference of print, web and telephonic programs. Their improved health will lead to a better bottom line for our customers."

ABOUT HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATORS: HMA is a Washington corporation chartered to provide benefit administration services. HMA has developed an enhanced Total Health Management program to provide clinical support and engagement to members. HMA's Total Health Management program provides controls across the entire continuum of consumer clinical management. For further information about Healthcare Management Administrators, visit the website:

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 URAC accreditations for their Case Management, Utilization Management, Disease Management, and health website services. For further information about American Health Holding, visit the website:

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