About Alpha Maxx Healthcare

AMAXX is the premiere NCQA accredited Perinatal Population Health Management firm operating in Western Tennessee. Utilizing its biopsychosocial Perinatal+ product and approach, Alpha Maxx’s collaborative initiative has dramatically and consistently stabilized, and reduced the incidence of prematurity and infant mortality in Western Tennessee. These collaborations have consisted primarily of Alpha Maxx Healthcare, the contracting MCO, the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED), Baptist Woman’s Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Methodist Germantown and Jackson-Madison Hospital . The Memphis-Shelby County Health Department, UT Medical Group, the Health Loop Clinics, both FQHC Clinics and selected physician groups and other community programs. This association began in April 1999 and has continued to function and improve the perinatal outcomes of our target population through the collective efforts of all.

  • AMAXX is a population health management firm that contracts with health plans to improve their pregnancy outcomes.
  • AMAXX first received NCQA Full Accreditation for Patient-Oriented High-Risk Pregnancy in May of 2006. We have received continued accreditation in 2009 and 2012. Each accreditation period is for three years.  
  • AMAXX contracted with Omnicare Health Plan in 1998,  TLC Health Plan from 2001 to 2008. AMAXX contracted with UnitedHealthcare C&P Health Plan from 2008.
  • AMAXX’s mission: “Maximize the probability of having a healthy newborn”.
  • AMAXX’s goal is to decrease the incidence of preterm birth, infant mortality and their associated costs while reducing racial disparities.

  • The Methodology
  • The Mission
  • Member Eligibility

Develop and implement an in depth care management system for high risk pregnancies by working with the appropriate public agencies to utilize their existing OB providers and other community resources as early as possible in the pregnancy. Key components of this Alpha Maxx Methodology are:

  • Early identification of psychosocial, economic, and medical risk factors affecting pregnancy
  • Coordination of available services to reduce or eliminate identified risk factors
  • Aggressive follow-up during the pregnancy to insure attention to potential obstetrical problems
  • Provide outreach to members that have missed appointments with their OB provider
  • Provide follow-up on referred members that missed their referral appointments
  • Arrange for child-birth and parenting classes
  • Provide training for homebound members so they can identify and act on potential problems
  • Work with community agencies to identify and develop programs to fit their specific needs

To maximize the probability of a healthy newborn.

Our goals are to:
  • Increase number of healthy newborns from high risk pregnancies
  • Decrease number of births from high risk pregnancies requiring Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Decrease length of stay for babies from high risk pregnancies requiring Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Decrease number of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit admissions from high risk pregnancies
  • Decrease length of stay for babies from high risk pregnancies admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Decrease the instances of infant mortality
  • Decrease the instances of maternal mortality
  • Narrow the racial disparities gap in pregnancy outcomes and infant mortality.

Our target populations are pregnant women and children through the first year of life:

  • All extremely High-Risk pregnancies in West Tennessee, a 12,000 square mile area.
  • Alpha Maxx performs all outreach to identify all pregnant women. Our licensed clinical nurses and masters level clinical social workers assess, diagnose and then refer them to United. If their risk acuity is extremely high the pregnant woman is referred back to Alpha Maxx for care management and coordination.
  • All NICU newborns for the first year of life

Population Characteristics:

  • Majority Medicaid population of childbearing age
  • High rates of substance abuse and domestic violence
  • High rate of mental illness
  • High rate of single parent homes.

Our Services

Alpha Maxx Healthcare’s PeriNatal+™ product contains the following scope of service:

  • Lifestyle Management
  • Disease Management
  • High-Risk Pediatrics Management
  • Care Management Process
  • Outreach Services and Home Assessments
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Provider Relations Services