Pipe Trades Services of Minnesota Consummates Population Health Management Agreement With U.S. Preventive Medicine

Pipe Trades Services of Minnesota (PTSMN) has contracted USPM to provide The Prevention Plan™, The Prevention Plan Care Management™, and 24/7 nurse triage service at the various primary care clinics open to serving PTSMN union members.

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It is a privilege to work with the Pipe Trades of Minnesota in our common mission to improve the health and quality of life of their members, while lowering healthcare costs by leveraging the tools of technology with the power of prevention.

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014

U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. (USPM) is pleased to announce the Pipe Trades Services of Minnesota (PTSMN) has contracted USPM to provide The Prevention Plan™, The Prevention Plan Care Management™, and 24/7 nurse triage service at the various primary care clinics open to serving PTSMN union members.

PTSMN represents 6,000 Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Gasfitters, and HVAC Service Technicians throughout the state of Minnesota with members working in all areas of the plumbing, pipefitting, mechanical and fire protection industry, including residential, commercial and institutional facilities.

“PTSMN is excited to partner with USPM to improve the health and lives of our members and their families. One of our goals is for our members to be healthy and financially successful in their working careers and in retirement. Our members work hard in a physically demanding job and we want them to enjoy a long and healthy retirement. USPM will help PTSMN and our members achieve this goal,” says Pipe Trades Executive Administrator, Jim Hynes.

“It is a privilege to work with the Pipe Trades of Minnesota in our common mission to improve the health and quality of life of their members, while lowering healthcare costs by leveraging the tools of technology with the power of prevention,” notes USPM Vice Chairman, Ron Loeppke, M.D.

USPM’s Prevention Plan assesses health status and identifies top risks by analyzing each member’s Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and Biometric Screening data. Prevention Plan members are then able to track their health status in real numbers with their Prevention Score℠. USPM’s exclusive Prevention Score is the health status equivalent of a credit score relating to financial status; the HRA, biometrics results, participation in nutrition and exercise activities, health challenges, educational programs, and health coaching, all aggregate up to improve each member’s Prevention Score.

USPM also offers Care Management services employing specialized nurses who work directly with participants to manage chronic conditions such as Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension and Coronary Artery Disease. As an extension of the member’s physician-directed treatment plans, USPM nurses provide Prevention Plan members with a specific roadmap to prevention to help them proactively participate in the process of improving their wellbeing while gaining a better understanding of their overall health.

PTSMN is a longtime member of the Labor Management Health Care Coalition of the Upper Midwest (LMHCC) and is pleased to be utilizing another of the coalitions programs.

About Pipe Trades of Minnesota
PTSMN is a nonprofit Minnesota corporation that provides administrative services to various Pension and Welfare Trusts in the piping industry. Employee benefit services are provided to approximately 4,000 active employees working for over 300 employers and 2,000 retirees. The members are involved in the work of building and maintenance of coal, gas, nuclear power plants, oil refineries, renewable fuel facilities, research/ bioscience projects, hospitals, sports stadiums, water treatment facilities, office and apartments as well as single family homes .The members of the Pipe Trades Services of MN and its associated unions work hard every day to ensure that safe, high-quality projects are delivered on time and on budget.

For more details, visit https://www.ptsmn.org

About U.S. Preventive Medicine
U.S. Preventive Medicine is a privately held, global company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. USPM is focused on improving the quality of life, saving lives, and reducing costs by providing individuals with a roadmap to better health. The Prevention Plan™ focuses on consumer engagement and is based on the clinical science of preventive medicine.

USPM provides products and services that allow health risk bearing entities including employers, health plans, providers, as well as consumers, to lower their healthcare costs by producing better outcomes. The company is accredited in wellness and health promotion by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and disease management by URAC.

Details – http://www.uspm.com


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