Shortlister hosted Dr. David K. Ahern, Abacus Health Co-Founder and Senior Scientist, to review Abacus’ chronic condition management program that keeps members engaged with the healthcare system and can mitigate the risk of future high-cost hospitalizations/claims.
Covid-19 has highlighted the limitations in the traditional approach to delivery of healthcare services and the structural inequities in health care. This created the need for increasing innovative ways for plan members to complete chronic condition care standards during a pandemic, and the data just confirms that.
Abacus’s diabetes care rewards program is a patented behavioral science model that engages members with diabetes in preventative care. It supports team members and covered dependents with:
Provider Engagement is proven to reduce hospitalization and to close the care gaps.
Telehealth Support is part of the Diabetes Health Action Plan® that includes a personal approach that focuses on Care Coordination and supports other complicating conditions.
Members receive a zero-co-payment waiver on anti-diabetic medications and supplies and it procures savings of more than a hundred dollars per month.
As an addition Abacus program also includes:
Abacus has been working with a Fortune 500 company for the last three years. Their case example represents a care coordination approach between Abacus, the administrative health plans, and the onsite clinic to engage members in quality care using the latest in telehealth services and coordinated care solutions.
A controlled study of the Diabetes Care Rewards program demonstrated the following results:
Despite all the uncertainty we faced, the pandemic highlighted the critical importance of ongoing management of chronic illness, brought advancement in the utilization of telehealth and telemedicine and care delivery, and increased attention and efforts to address disparities in health care.
Abacus Health Solutions is effectively aligning the latest health and wellbeing strategies to optimize plan performance with proven ways to change long-term health care cost trends.
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