American Health Partners, a Franklin, Tennessee-based healthcare provider, has named Caleb Hemmer as senior director of corporate development for its American Health Plans division, one of seven divisions offering post-acute healthcare to seniors.
Hemmer will work alongside Hank Watson, vice president of corporate development at American Health Partners, to grow the company’s American Health Plans division, which owns and manages Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs), a type of Medicare Advantage plan specifically for residents of nursing homes.
“Having Caleb on our team will allow us to be responsive to nursing homes who want to know more about I-SNP partnership opportunities,” said Watson. “In the past year, we’ve experienced significant growth due to our unique expertise as both nursing home owners and Medicare Advantage operators. Caleb’s successful track record will help us build on this growth and meet our partners’ needs.”
Prior to joining American Health Plans, Hemmer served as senior director of product growth and strategy at eviCore Healthcare, where he led various product, sales and strategy initiatives. Previously, as product development manager for MedSolutions Inc., he helped develop innovative products for payers focused on cost, quality and evidence-based medicine. Hemmer served in the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and was assistant to former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen.
“There is tremendous opportunity for us to improve patient care and quality for the rapidly growing Medicare population by partnering with facility operators,” said Hemmer. “With more and more nursing homes interested in becoming insurers, we can help them navigate this new role. As their partner, our goal is for them to achieve better-quality patient care, increased member satisfaction and an improved bottom line.”
Hemmer received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and his MBA from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. In 2009, the Nashville Business Journal named Hemmer one of the “Nashville Leaders Under 40.” He has also selected as a Nashville Emerging Leaders Awards finalist for medical and healthcare services by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Hemmer serves on the membership committee of Leadership Healthcare and is a commissioner for the Metropolitan Board of Fair Commissioners for Nashville and Davidson County.
About American Health Plans
American Health Plans, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners Inc., owns and operates Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) for seniors who reside in long-term care facilities. In partnership with nursing home operators, these Medicare Advantage plans manage medical risk by improving patient care to reduce emergency room visits and avoidable hospitalizations. This division currently operates in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, with planned expansion into Georgia and Mississippi in fall 2019. For more information, visit AmHealthPlans.com or call (615) 902-5200.