American Health Plans and Cascadia Healthcare Announce Medicare Advantage Continuum of Care Partnership

News Release:   January 6, 2022

Residents of participating Cascadia Healthcare facilities in Idaho and Utah will now benefit from accessing an enhanced level of proactive, coordinated healthcare through a new partnership announced today between American Health Plans and Cascadia Healthcare. Cascadia Healthcare joins Cascades, Mission and Sunshine Terrace in offering a specialized Medicare Advantage plan to qualified long-term care residents across Idaho and Utah.

The partnership will give Cascadia residents the opportunity to join the American Health Plans provider-owned Institutional Special Needs Plan (ISNP). These Medicare Advantage special needs plans specifically cater to Medicare recipients who live in skilled nursing facilities and qualify for certain levels of health care services. These plans deliver a coordinated care model that addresses all needed medical treatment and preventive services.

“We are honored to partner with American Health Plans to further our mission of serving Idaho’s aging communities,” says Steve LaForte, Cascadia Healthcare’s Director of Corporate Affairs, General Counsel. “We saw a need for 21st century health care, and we found a solution to serve people in a more meaningful way. Through our partnership with American Health Plans, we now have the opportunity to manage care along the full continuum, which is exponentially more beneficial than episodic, custodial care.”

American Health Plans, which manages American Health Advantage of Idaho, is now operating in 10 states. The Franklin, Tennessee-based health care company operates the largest provider-owned ISNP in America. “It’s exciting to be on the forefront in providing an enhanced model of care for residents in long term care settings,” said Tracy Altman, executive director, American Health Advantage of Idaho. “The ISNP model of care, improves health outcomes by bolstering medical services at the point of care while also reducing wasteful health care spending,” Altman continued.


About American Health Plans
American Health Plans, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners is a leader in the provider-owned Medicare Advantage industry. Through Institutional Special Needs Plans (ISNPs) and Institutional-Equivalent Special Needs Plans (IESNPs), American Health Plans equips senior living providers with a business model that can reduce financial risk by improving clinical outcomes across all levels of care. This division currently has co-ownership and partnership agreements with long-term care providers in Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas and Tennessee and Idaho. For more information, visit or call (800) 766-9404.

About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of post-acute healthcare that prevents unnecessary hospital stays and improves quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama and Mississippi, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving 44 counties; and a long-term care pharmacy. Two other divisions provide Institutional Special Needs Health Plans (ISNPs) and medical staffing in nursing homes in Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, Tenn. For more information, visit or call (615) 902-5200.

About Cascadia ISNP Holdings
Cascadia ISNP Holdings has co-ownership in a provider-owned Medicare Advantage plan focused on partnerships with providers in Idaho and Utah, and is an affiliated organization with Cascadia Healthcare, LLC.

About Cascadia Healthcare
Cascadia Healthcare is a growing post-acute care provider headquartered in Eagle, Idaho. It currently operates 26 skilled nursing facilities across Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico, and is the largest post-acute care provider in Idaho. It has affiliated service lines in home health, hospice and home care, and assisted living and memory care. Formed by four partners in 2015 with a focus on being a “Force for Good” in its service to people and communities, Cascadia Healthcare has maintained a consistent commitment to quality care and outcomes for its residents, and its newly launched partnerships with its affiliated provider-owned Medicare Advantage plan is a next step to enhance that commitment. For more information, visit