American Health Extends Population Health Management Services to Enhance Member Wellness Resources
AUG 1, 2012 - 13:30 ET
FOR: AMERICAN HEALTH HOLDING
WORTHINGTON, OH--(Marketwire - August 1, 2012) - American Health Holding, Inc., a multi-URAC accredited medical management service provider, centers on member health by introducing the Performance-Based Wellness program through a partnership with Interactive Health Solutions. When Performance-Based Wellness is combined with American Health's existing Disease Management program, the services offer increased opportunities for member engagement and a viable solution for health care savings.
Performance-Based Wellness is a unique approach to wellness, designed to empower members to be accountable for their health. The program starts with health evaluations that include biometric testing and a health questionnaire. The comprehensive screenings detect a wide range of health concerns including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver and kidney disease, anemia and certain types of cancer.
Members who complete the health evaluation receive a comprehensive, personal health report that acts as a clinical benchmark of current health and suggests areas for improvement. The Performance-Based Wellness program assigns each participant a customized goal based on their health status and provides resources for members to achieve that goal and make ongoing efforts to improve their health.
When Performance-Based Wellness is combined with Disease Management, the programs provide members with awareness of their health status, comprehensive coaching options and a strong incentive design. This results in increased participation in the programs and improvements in member health. Significantly, 81% of participants in the Performance-Based Wellness program achieve their overall health goals.
Interactive Health Solutions statistics show that employers utilizing the Performance-Based Wellness program had 20% lower medical spend per member per month versus those without the program. Even greater results are achieved when the services are combined with Disease Management.
American Health and Interactive Health Solutions also offer a funding model that allows clients to utilize the current health plan and existing preventive benefits by billing the cost of both programs as a claim to the medical plan.
"American Health's Disease Management and Interactive Health Solutions' Performance-Based Wellness are a unique combination that helps our clients address health care costs and improves member health and productivity," said Paul Lavin, President and CEO of American Health. "Our programs work together to address our common objectives, and combined we see greater member engagement."
About Interactive Health Solutions, Inc.
Interactive Health Solutions (IHS) is the market leader and innovator in Performance-Based Health Management solutions for employers. We take a scientific approach to wellness focused on creating results. Clinical data is leveraged to measure, motivate and reward each individual. Interactive Health Solutions creates a personalized pathway to better health based on an individual's health status and includes an achievable health goal. Each program seamlessly integrates employee health data with tools and resources needed to achieve their personal health goal. Interactive Health Solutions has a 20-year track record building the Healthiest Companies in America. For more information about Interactive Health Solutions visit the website: http://interactivehealthsolutions.com.
About American Health Holding, Inc.
American Health Holding is a single-source provider of medical management services that support 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's flexible, customized programs support integrated solutions for clients and assist in creating healthy outcomes for members. For more information about American Health visit the website: www.AmericanHealthHolding.com.
American Health Holding, Inc.