Here at AHN we are passionate about creating healthier communities by developing innovative services and programs designed to help individuals and organizations manage their healthcare needs effectively, efficiently and affordably. Since our inception in 2007, we have accomplished the following:
low income uninsured and underinsured Nevadans gain access to the healthcare services they need at a price they can afford through our Medical Discount Program
low income uninsured and underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical screening services through the Women’s Health Connection Program
colon cancer screenings facilitated for low income uninsured Nevadans
non-emergent medically related rides to individuals in our community
hospital re-admission rate of our hospital partners through our Hospital Discharge Care Management Program
treatment plan compliance rate for our primary care partners through our Chronic Disease Care Management Program
elderly and disabled Nevadans received health and socioeconomic related case management services
NICU readmission rate for our provider partners through our OB Care Management Program
Our current programs and services include the following:
A one of a kind in the nation nonprofit Medical Discount Program (MDP) designed to provide access to high quality healthcare at an affordable price for our communities low income uninsured and underinsured population. The success of the MDP is built off of the idea of the Shared Responsibility Model which means that everyone gives a little, and everyone benefits. Members pay a small, income based membership fee for access to the discounted provider network and participating healthcare providers receive a timely, yet reduced payment. We believe Shared Responsibility is a win-win situation for our members and for the community as a whole. The idea behind the model is that health care and insurance costs can better be controlled when more patients are able to contribute to the cost of their care. Additionally, people will be more likely to receive preventative healthcare and will have fewer hospitalizations for preventable conditions when care is made more affordable and accessible for all. The rates of illness, ER visits, and even death are also reduced because of access to affordable care. In short, a Shared Responsibility Model is good for patients, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and the entire community. Quick facts about the MDP:
More than 2,000 providers contracted throughout Nevada representing all major specialties and most major health systems
Served more than 30,000 individuals
Maintains an ER utilization rate of between 4.1 and 4.4 ER visits per 1,000 members per month
Was written into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as demonstration project
Has been looked at as a model for municipalities such as New York City, NY and Atlanta, GA
The AHN Medical Discount Program is registered with and overseen by the State of Nevada Division of Insurance.
Innovative care management programs that have been proven effective in helping our partners maximize their value based reimbursements, improve patient compliance and health outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction. Our care coordination and care management services are evidenced based and have been approved for use in NCQA accredited products and services.
We have been providing non-emergent medical transportation for individuals and organizations in our community since 2015. Our transportation services are door to door and focus mainly on the elderly, disabled, and low income populations in our community.
AHN operates all of the Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC’s) throughout Northern Nevada. These ADRC’s act as a single point of entry for long term support for Nevada residents and helps these individuals obtain the services and resources they need to become and stay well.
AHN administers the State of Nevada Ryan White Part B program which provides individuals diagnosed with HIV access to the healthcare services and health related resources they need to successfully manage their disease.
AHN administers the State of Nevada CDC Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, known as Women’s Health Connection (WHC). WHC provides low income uninsured and underinsured women in Nevada with access to free breast and cervical cancer screening services. As a part of the Women’s Health Connection program these women also receive free care coordination and case management services to assist them in navigating the complex healthcare system and ensure they receive the care they need at the appropriate time.
We administer the State of Nevada CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Program which provides low income uninsured and underinsured Nevada residents with access to free colon cancer screenings services such as fit tests and colonoscopies.
Senior Medicare Patrol educates Northern Nevadans on how to protect their personal information, detect errors and fraud and report healthcare fraud in Medicare in order to protect these vital healthcare programs for the future. Click below to learn more about Medicare fraud and the Senior Medicare Patrol program.
The AHN Dental Plus Program is for individuals who have access to health insurance but are unable to obtain affordable access to dental, vision, and other ancillary services. For a low monthly membership fee individuals in our community with a low to moderate income can obtain necessary ancillary services at a reduced price through our network of contracted providers.
Our health savings program is a one of a kind partnership between AHN, WellsFargo, and Charles Schwab. This program provides individual development accounts for uninsured individuals in our community where they can obtain matching dollars that can be used to pay for necessary healthcare services. To obtain these matching dollars individuals must go through financial literacy classes designed to assist them in achieving financial wellness. Click here for more information about our IDA program and financial literacy classes.
In partnership with organizations such as Susan G. Komen and the Redfield foundation AHN has created several “patient care funds” that provide financial assistance to low income uninsured and underinsured residents in our community who cannot afford to pay for necessary medical care. Over the past decade these funds have raised over $1 million dollars that have been used to help individuals in our community obtain the care they need to become and stay well. 100% of raised funds go towards the care of individuals in our community.