Of the thousand vendors in the country, only USPM has been able to demonstrate a significant reduction in actual hospital and emergency room events, the hitherto unattainable holy grail of wellness.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) July 21, 2015
U.S. Preventive Medicine is a leader in Population Health Management and uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with health coaching and care management. U.S. Preventive Medicine partnered with the CI Validation Institute to evaluate that it measures validly, achieves significant Hospitalization and Emergency Room visit reduction when measured validly, and offers valid contractual metrics.
The Intel-GE Care Innovations™ Validation Institute™ writes: “USPM is the first and as of now, the only wellness company to achieve a sustained and significant reduction in healthcare costs associated with wellness-sensitive medical events for the following disease states - Asthma, Cardiac Events, COPD, Congestive Heart Failure and Diabetes. The reduction achieved by USPM significantly outpaced the much smaller national decline in these events, as evidenced by both the database maintained by the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium (through 2014) and the federal Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) database (through 2013). USPM is the only wellness company willing to contractually commit to being measured on this metric in future contracts. This makes USPM the only wellness company to measure validly, achieve significant event reduction when measured validly, and offer valid contractual metrics.”
“We are honored to be recognized by the CI Validation Institute," said Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Vice Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. “Our next generation information technology platform and population health management services deliver quantifiable and meaningful results that empower individuals and organizations to enjoy better health, better healthcare and better value. We are very proud to have our outcomes validated, as we help individuals add years to their life and life to their years…and pursue our mission to help make the world a healthier place.”
“Through the Validation Institute, Care Innovations seeks to provide organizations with unbiased, third-party evaluation to ensure its assessment methodology is sound, which is critical in building population health programs that will help those who are sick better manage their health and prevent those who are at-risk from developing costly chronic conditions,” said Sean Slovenski, CEO of Intel-GE Care Innovations.
“Of the thousand vendors in the country, only USPM has been able to demonstrate a significant reduction in actual hospital and emergency room events, the hitherto unattainable holy grail of wellness. This immediately raises the bar for other wellness vendors, who so far have not been able to meet the Validation Institute’s high standards,” said Al Lewis, founder and president of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium, and author of the award-winning book Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Separating Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management. While independent of the CI Validation Institute and USPM, Al is a major supporter of both organizations.
U.S. Preventive Medicine is a leader in Population Health Management and uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with health coaching and care management. Through USPM’s Population Health Management services, clinical analytics and proven outcomes, populations with active participants get and stay healthier, improve their well-being and require less costly medical treatment. USPM delivers Population Health Management services through the combination of an online flagship product The Preventive Plan™, a robust clinical and analytical infrastructure, and human engagement by health coaches and care management nurses to deliver three levels of prevention:
- Primary prevention: Wellness, health promotion and education to maintain health
- Secondary prevention: Screening for early detection/diagnosis of health conditions
- Tertiary prevention: Early intervention with evidence-based care management to reduce complications and disability from health conditions
USPM utilizes a three-part health and well-being assessment as well as biometric screening to identify member health risks. As a result, each member receives their own personalized Preventive Plan™. The Plan encourages exercise and nutritional activities to drive member engagement including the option for live-call health coaching to help members actively participate in enhancing their health status and well-being and thereby improving their Preventive Score™.
Visit http://www.uspm.com to learn more.
About the Intel-GE Care Innovations Validation Institute
The CI Validation Institute’s goal is to help organizations involved in population health – from Health Plans to Employers to Vendors – adhere to the highest standards of validity, allowing them to compete on the basis of integrity and performance rather than hyperbole.
The Validation Institute will impartially challenge the status quo of typical population health outcomes measurement, with the objective of impacting how the industry establishes its credibility. Visit http://www.validationinstitute.com to learn more.
About Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc.
Al Lewis is founder and President of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium International, Inc. DMPC is the leading outcomes measurement evaluator in the field of disease management and wellness for health plans, self-insured employers, states, and brokers seeking valid results measurement. His critically acclaimed category-bestselling book on outcomes measurement, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers, chronicling and exposing the innumeracy of the health management field, was named 2012 healthcare book of the year in Forbes. His new co-authored book, Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care, released July 1, 2013, is already a trade bestseller. Visit http://www.dismgmt.com to learn more.