American Health Partners, a Franklin, Tennessee-based healthcare provider, has named Jason Haney as vice president of operations for its American Health Plans division, one of seven divisions offering post-acute healthcare to seniors.
American Health Plans owns and manages institutional special needs plans (I-SNPs), a type of Medicare Advantage plan specifically for residents of nursing homes. The division’s health plans are available in more than 150 nursing homes throughout Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Nursing home operators who sponsor I-SNPs in partnership with American Health Plans can offer their residents access to nurse practitioners and care managers who coordinate members’ healthcare. This model of care has proven to generate cost savings by improving patient outcomes.
“Jason brings extensive operational experience and market expertise to American Health Plans,” said Michael Bailey, CEO of American Health Partners. “Nursing home owners in our markets will be fortunate to have him as a collaborative partner and mentor who is focused on ensuring their I-SNPs deliver patient-centered care that’s also cost-effective.”
As vice president of operations, Haney will oversee the management of I-SNPs in long-term care facilities and develop new partnerships with nursing home owners who want to participate in health plan ownership.
“I’m proud to join a company whose roots in managed care run deep,” said Haney. “Nursing facilities are often expected to do more with less, and they are constantly stretching their resources to serve residents. I look forward to helping nursing home owners understand how our I-SNPs can increase services to residents, improve health outcomes and generate a reliable, shared revenue stream.”
Haney most recently served as market vice president for Optum Complex Care Management, an arm of UnitedHealth Group serving Missouri. There he oversaw 520 skilled nursing facilities and 54 I-SNPs in 23 counties. Within two years, he increased I-SNP membership by 753%. Prior to working at Optum, he was director of practice administration and business development for IPC Healthcare, where he managed the post-acute physician practice.
Haney received a Bachelor of Science in English from Washington University and his MBA from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
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.