SOURCE: American Health Holding, Inc.

June 20, 2005 12:13 ET

American Health Helps Clients Wage War on Rising Healthcare Costs

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- American Health Holding, Inc., a multi-URAC accredited medical management company, has released a white paper on the value of disease management. The white paper, titled "Waging War on Rising Healthcare Costs: Battling Chronic Disease," is part of a larger campaign to promote awareness of the impact of chronic disease and how American Health's Beyond Disease Management program impacts these disease states.

"Companies want to see the impact a disease management program can have on chronic diseases within their population," states President and CEO Michael Reidelbach. "This white paper shows just that."

Research shows that chronic conditions affect approximately 30% of the population, or more than 90 million Americans. Despite this fact, studies show that making lifestyle changes can control many chronic conditions in affected persons. American Health's white paper discusses the prevalence of a number of chronic diseases, points out key elements necessary in a successful disease management program, and outlines their Beyond Disease Management program. The white paper also highlights outcomes experienced by American Health clients, including drastic reductions in members' overall ER visits, hospitalizations and absenteeism, as well as disease-specific clinical outcomes.

The white paper can be accessed by visiting American Health's website,, and clicking on the icon in the upper right corner of the homepage. To learn more about American Health's Beyond Disease Management program or their other medical management services, visit the website, call 866-614-4244 or e-mail

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 Holding, visit the website:

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