U.S. Preventive Medicine and Solera Health Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Health Coaching and Nurse Based Chronic Condition Care Management Services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and PHOENIX, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM), a leader in population health management, has partnered with Solera Health, an integrated benefit network, to deliver its comprehensive health coaching and nurse based chronic condition care management services within the framework of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for Solera clients. U.S. Preventive Medicine uniquely combines innovative wellness programs focused on prevention with lifestyle management and disease/care management. 

Solera connects patients, payers and physicians to a network of partners who are preventing and managing chronic disease. The company coordinates with major health plans in targeting people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and connects them with certified DPP service organizations like USPM. Solera and USPM are committed in this partnership to promote and enhance patient access, program quality, and sustainability of the National DPP to help prevent the CDC-estimated 86 million Americans with prediabetes from developing diabetes.

Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACPM stated, “USPM is honored and excited to partner with Solera in the battle against diabetes. While the number of people with the disease is on the rise, it is important to recognize that the majority of type 2 diabetes cases are preventable as well as treatable and can be well managed.” Dr. Loeppke also commented, “USPM’s health coaching lifestyle management and nurse based chronic care management programs have generated significant and sustained positive clinical outcomes that have been independently validated. We share a passion for excellence in our compassion for those we are privileged to serve-- to help them avert a personal health crisis, prevent a chronic illness and add not only a greater quantity of years to their life, but moreover, a higher quality of life to their years.”

“Solera Health is thrilled to enter into a strategic partnership with U.S. Preventive Medicine connecting patients with type 2 diabetes or at risk for developing type 2 diabetes with the coaching and disease management services that best meet their individual health needs and preferences,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “We believe they are a valuable addition to our integrated benefit network based on their significant success helping populations with active participants get and stay healthier, improve their well-being and require less costly medical treatments.” 

According to the CDC, prediabetes affects approximately one out of three American adults and 90% of the people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. The condition can put people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke; the majority of which can be prevented or delayed through evidence-based lifestyle change programs and interventions. Diabetes is a growing epidemic with someone being diagnosed every 21 seconds. The total cost of diabetes and prediabetes in the U.S. is estimated to be $322 billion dollars and people with diabetes have health care costs that are 2.3 times greater than those without diabetes. 

About USPM
U.S. Preventive Medicine (USPM), a leader in Population Health Management, uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with telephonic and digital lifestyle management and disease management interventions. Through USPM’s Population Health Management services, clinical analytics and proven outcomes, populations with active participants get and stay healthier, improve their wellbeing and require less medical care—resulting in lower healthcare costs. USPM delivers Population Health Management services through the combination of The Preventive Plan® wellbeing platform and live engagement with health coaches and nurses to deliver an integrated and comprehensive preventive medicine solution.

USPM utilizes precision analytics derived from claims data, a health and wellbeing assessment, biometric screenings and other sources to identify member health risks and prevalence rates. Thus, each member receives their own personalized The Preventive Plan®. This robust plan helps create sustainable behavior change through engagement techniques that include online programs and content, live health coaching and care management, and other services that when combined, address whole-person wellbeing. USPM impacts multiple domains of wellbeing for their members: including the physical, mental/emotional, social, and financial dimensions.  Additionally, members can track their progress, incentives, and other activities through their Preventive Score.

USPM has an unparalleled commitment to evidenced-based interventions. Our results are validated by an independent third party, the Intel-GE Validation Institute. USPM requires no minimums and guarantees results by putting fees at risk.  Visit http://www.uspm.com to learn more.

About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefit network that connects patients, payers, and physicians with    community organizations and digital therapeutics providers, simply and securely. Solera helps consolidate highly fragmented programs and services into one integrated network, allowing health plans and medical providers to increase consumer participation while lowering associated costs. Solera proactively identifies the “best fit” program provider based on each individual’s unique needs and preferences, which has proven to have a significant impact on improved patient outcomes at a fraction of the cost of traditional medical care. For more information, visit Solera Health at www.soleranetwork.com, call 800-858-1714 or follow us on Twitter @SoleraNetwork or LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:
Jessy Green & Kay Kelly
SVM Public Relations for Solera
Email: solera@svmpr.com
Tel: +401.490.9700

For more information, please contact
Scott Helfrich U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc.
Phone: (904) 562-6304

12724 Gran Bay Parkway W., Suite 150, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Ph: 866-713-1167 Fax: 800-586-9951 www.USPM.com