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American CareSource Holdings Takes to the Skies with AirCARE1 Signing

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American CareSource Holdings Takes to the Skies with AirCARE1 Signing

American CareSource Holdings Takes to the Skies with AirCARE1 Signing

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANCI), the nation’s leading ancillary health care system, today announced the expansion of its transportation services category with the signing of AirCARE1 International, a worldwide ambulance service specializing in the airborne intensive care transportation.

“Transportation is one of our 31 specialty service categories at Ancillary Care Services,” said President and CEO David S. Boone. “Our new contract with AirCARE1 International allows us to broaden the spectrum of services in the transportation category by including not only ground transportation, but in instances of significant distance, air transportation. The highly qualified staff of AirCARE1 International is a valuable addition to the Ancillary Care Services network.”

“Jake Jacobsen and I formed AirCARE1 International to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care during their air ambulance transport experience,” said President and Co-Founder Denise Waye, BSN, RN. “By researching the needs of the industry, we have been able to provide quality of patient care that is unmatched in the industry. We are excited to be a part of a network that places a premium on quality transportation service providers like AirCARE1 International.”

AirCARE1 International’s goal is simply to provide quality patient care by using the best aircraft, the best pilots, the best equipment and the very best medical team to provide that care. AirCARE1 International utilizes Lear 35A aircraft to transport medically compromised patients in a pleasant, medically safe environment. The Learjet uses a loading ramp designed specifically for safely loading patients into the aircraft to prevent dangerous tipping and tilting. The door to the Learjet is wider than standard commercial aircraft. “Unlike many others,” says Vice President and Co-Founder Jake Jacobsen, “AirCARE1 International’s Learjets fly above commercial altitudes for smoother flights and have greater range for faster flights with fewer stops minimizing patient transport time.”

Onboard, AirCARE1 International uses a customized patient care system that includes an exclusive double thick mattress, an integrated knee bracket for patient positioning, and an arch monitoring system that attaches directly to the stretcher so patients are continuously monitored every step of the way while the AirCARE1 medical team transports the patient bedside to bedside. The AirCARE1 team includes pilots, critical care nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists as well as physicians.

Additionally, AirCARE1 International provides noise-cancelling headsets with therapeutic music as well as touch therapy during flight. These comfort measures provide an additional level of care to our patients while providing peace of mind for them as well as their family members.

About American CareSource Holdings, Inc.

American CareSource Holdings, the first national, publicly traded ancillary care network services company, offers a comprehensive national network of over 4,000 ancillary service providers at more than 30,000 sites through its subsidiary, Ancillary Care Services. Ancillary Care Services provides ancillary health care services through its network that offers cost effective alternatives to physician and hospital-based services. This market is estimated at $574 billion, and has grown to 30% of total national health expenditures. These providers offer services in over 31 categories, including laboratories, dialysis centers, free-standing diagnostic imaging centers, non-hospital surgery centers, as well as durable medical equipment such as orthotics and prosthetics, and others.

The Company's ancillary network and management provides a complete outsourced solution for a wide variety of health care payors and plan sponsors including self-insured employers, indemnity insurers, PPOs, HMOs, third party administrators and both federal and local governments. For additional information, please visit www.anci-care.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release, including with respect to future engagements by clients, revenue growth, earnings, and guidance are forward-looking statements. It is possible that the assumptions made by American CareSource Holdings, Inc. for purposes of such statements may prove to be inaccurate or may not materialize. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements may involve further risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to demand for our services, pricing, market acceptance, our ability to integrate with our clients, our ability to attract and maintain providers, our ability to manage growth, the effect of economic, political and regulatory conditions, the effect of competition, risks in product development, the ability to complete transactions, and other risks identified in this release, and the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of American CareSource Holdings, Inc.

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