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History

American Health Holding, Inc. (American Health) was founded in 1993 as a privately held company by Ivan Gilbert, MD, and Michael Reidelbach in Worthington, Ohio. At a time when health costs were on the rise, many employer-sponsored health plans were looking for alternative solutions to provide members with coverage at affordable prices. As a result, there was an increased need for cost containment practices and improved managed care integration throughout the health care industry. 

Dr. Gilbert, a licensed physician, and Michael Reidelbach, an entrepreneur with diverse industry experience, shared one common vision: to provide saving opportunities while managing appropriate care. With a small team of Utilization Management nurses and case managers, American Health built the foundation of its core competences. The mission remains the same as it was in 1993 — to deliver flexible medical management services that support cost-effective, quality care for members. 

Today, American Health is a single-source provider of comprehensive, integrated health management solutions that support millions of members across the health care continuum. Our flexible solutions, highly qualified physicians, registered nurses and social workers have helped clients maximize cost savings while ensuring the quality and appropriateness of care.

American Health was acquired in April 2006 by Prodigy Health Group, whose operating companies provide benefits management, total health management, provider network services and insurance services to self-funded employers, managed care companies and insurers across all industry sectors.In June of 2011, Prodigy Health Group was acquired by Aetna, Inc. American Health operates as an independent subsidiary of Aetna (NYSE:AET).


Testimonials

  • We have been using American Health Holding for many years. From the relationship with our account executive to the quality of service provided, American Health is a knowledgeable and reliable partner.
    Thomas R. Daniel
    Administrator

    New Orleans Employers - International Longshoremen's Association New Orleans, LA
  • We recently moved a large number of our Utilization Review and Case Management clients to AHH and we have been very pleased with their services. AHH has been responsive, flexible and timely. They are a solid partner for us and our clients.
    Steve Chapman
    President

    Auxiant Madison, WI
  • American Health is and has always been very receptive to any need that we may have in servicing our clients. Their products and services are constantly being updated to meet the changing needs of this market. I would highly recommend AHH to anyone needing medical management services.
    Deb Immel
    RN CMCN CCM

  • I am very pleased with all the timely efforts of American Health with our implementation and once we went live. My relationship with American Health is great, and I want to thank them for all their efforts in making this relationship a success.
    Erica Smith
    Claims Supervisor

    Lockard and Williams Insurance Pascagoula, MS