SOURCE: American Health Holding, Inc.

February 20, 2006 15:46 ET

Maternity Programs Show Strong Return-on-Investment

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2006 -- American Health Holding, Inc., a multi URAC accredited medical management company, today announced that their Tomorrow's Child maternity management and high-risk maternity Case Management programs saved clients an average of $13.6 million on every 100 maternity cases opened in 2005. The goals of these programs are to decrease the number of premature and complicated births and to promote optimal delivery outcomes, resulting in minimized costs and reduced hospital readmission.

The Tomorrow's Child program addresses the needs of all expectant mothers -- from the most complicated pregnancies to those with no complications. Enrolled members are provided with education and support from their maternity nurse specialists. Additionally, they receive special mailings each trimester, including a copy of "The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Pregnancy and Baby Care," pregnancy calendars, brochures and pamphlets, magazines, product samples and coupons. Higher risk pregnancies may be referred to the high-risk maternity Case Management program for closer monitoring.

According to the March of Dimes, one in every 13 pregnancies (or about 8%) results in low birth weight babies. Expectant mothers enrolled in American Health's high-risk maternity Case Management program experienced better than average results, with about one in every 14 pregnancies (or about 7%) resulting in low birth weight babies.

Recent surveys conducted with members showed that participants were overwhelmingly satisfied with the services they received through the programs -- on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being highly satisfied, the average score was 3.6. When given the opportunity to comment on her experience, one member wrote, "I would deeply like to express my gratitude for assisting me in bringing my beautiful baby girl into this world."

"As you can see, our Tomorrow's Child and high-risk maternity Case Management programs not only make an impact on our clients' bottom line," states Michael Reidelbach, President and CEO, "but they also enrich the experience of the mothers-to-be."

To learn more about the Tomorrow's Child maternity management program, visit www.AmericanHealthHolding.com or call 866-614-4244.

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, Case and Disease Management, Out-of-Network Discounts, Referral Authorization, Health-e Outlook (wellness web portal), and the Tomorrow's Child (maternity management) program. American Health holds multiple URAC accreditations. For further information about American Health Holding, visit the website: www.AmericanHealthHolding.com.

Contact Information

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    Jaime Thomas, Marketing Specialist
    American Health Holding, Inc.
    (614) 818-3230 Ext. 1431
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