SOURCE: American Health Holding, Inc.

April 25, 2005 10:46 ET

American Health's Beyond Disease Management Program Is a Continued Success

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2005 -- American Health's Beyond Disease Management clients are reaping big rewards. Outcomes reports for the program continue to show an increase in member care plan compliance across the board when compared to the baseline year, with return on investment ranging from $1.50 to over $3 for every dollar spent on the program. "Given the cost of healthcare in America today, it is exciting to be able to produce these kinds of outcomes on our clients' highest cost members," states American Health's President and CEO, Michael Reidelbach. "We look forward to continuing to make an impact on their members' lives and on healthcare expenditures."

The Beyond Disease Management program is able to support any chronic disease state upon which an impact can be made. The program's combination of predictive modeling, education, and monitoring with lifestyle coaching allows Beyond Disease Management Care Managers to manage existing chronically ill members, while also identifying and intervening with members who are likely to incur the greatest health care costs in the future. "Chronic illness has become the greatest challenge to the healthcare system," states Beyond Disease Management program manager Sandi Greenawalt, RN, MS, CCM. "The Beyond Disease Management program empowers members by educating them on self-management of their disease process. This lowers healthcare costs, prevents comorbidities, and improves the quality of life for our members."

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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