AHP closes patient contact center in Texas

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – American HomePatient will lay off 98 employees in Longview, Texas, by Dec. 31, according to the Longview News-Journal. AHP is closing its patient contact center there, consolidating operations in Nashville. The center employed 142 people in June, down from 160 in February, according to the newspaper. AHP expanded into Longview five years ago after the Longview Economic Development Corp. extended a seven-year, $1.1 million incentive. AHP promised to employ 220 people by 2015, according to the newspaper. “I have spoken to them,” LEDCO President and CEO Wayne Mansfield told the newspaper. “There have been a significant number of changes on how Medicare reimburses its participants. It’s drastically affected their bottom line.”