SOURCE: American Health Holding

American Health Holding

January 12, 2011 12:29 ET

American Health, Leader in Medical Management, Acquires Assets of MED-VALU

WORTHINGTON, OH--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - American Health Holding, Inc., a multi-URAC accredited medical management service provider, today announced it acquired the assets of MED-VALU, a medical management company based in Columbus, Ohio. Through the acquisition, American Health adds more than 100 groups to the approximately 2 million lives the company currently serves.

MED-VALU began operations in 1987 and offered URAC-accredited utilization management, plus case management, maternity management, a 24/7 nurse line and several other services. MED-VALU clients have been welcomed to American Health and its industry-leading, proprietary i-Suite platform and robust line of medical management products.

American Health's acquisition includes MED-VALU's successful air medical evacuation service, which has served more than 300 cases since 2007. With one phone call, skilled coordinators facilitate emergency air ambulance services, from the request for evacuation to the patient's safe arrival at a care facility. The service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, and primarily evacuates cases from the Caribbean to the U.S. or Canada.

"The acquisition of MED-VALU's assets is an exciting start for 2011 and an important step in American Health's continued growth," said Paul Lavin, President of American Health. "We are thrilled to have Lynda Davis join the American Health team. Lynda has worked for MED-VALU since 1993. She will become a Vice President at American Health. We look forward to continuing the strong relationships and excellent service that she and MED-VALU have provided their clients."

About American Health Holding, Inc.
American Health Holding is a single-source provider of medical management services that supports millions of members across the health care continuum. The multi-URAC accredited organization has been helping clients to maximize cost savings while ensuring the quality and appropriateness of care since 1993. American Health provides a level of flexibility that supports integrated solutions for creating healthy outcomes. For more information about American Health visit the Web site:

Contact Information

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    Anne Klie
    Director of Marketing
    American Health Holding, Inc.
    (614) 818-3222 Ext. 1492