August 6, 2018 / in Coverage / by admin
Oregon-based health plan joins Solera’s national network to administer the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
Phoenix, AZ – Aug. 6, 2018 – Solera Health, a leading integrated benefit network, today announced a new contract with Oregon-based ATRIO Health Plans to administer the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) for its Medicare Advantage book of business.
Through this new contract with Solera, ATRIO’s Medicare beneficiaries who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will be able to access the MDPP through one of the many Solera network suppliers within ATRIO’s service areas.
Solera Health connects payers, consumers, and providers with a diverse ecosystem of proven non-medical behavior change programs delivered by community partners and paid through medical claims. Solera’s integrated benefit network allows health plans to increase consumer access, choice and participation while lowering associated costs by matching eligible covered individuals with the MDPP supplier that best meets each members’ unique needs and preferences.
Effective as of April 1, the MDPP’s goal is to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes through a series of group classes led by a trained lifestyle coach with a standardized curriculum. The two-year program aims to improve nutrition and increase physical activity with the goal of losing 5% body weight.
“We are looking forward to leveraging Solera’s diverse selection of MDPP suppliers and unique matching capabilities for our Medicare population,” said Matt Gougler, Chief Marketing Officer at ATRIO Health Plans. “We anticipate that this work will help us keep our Medicare population from potentially having to face the serious and costly health implications of a diabetes diagnosis.”
“The MDPP has been shown to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 70% in older adults and provides a gross financial return of $2,650 within 5 quarters,”  said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. “We’re thrilled to be able to work with ATRIO Health Plans and provide such a robust program to their Medicare Advantage membership.”
About Solera Health
Solera Health is an integrated benefit network that connects consumers, payers, and providers with community organizations and digital therapeutics, 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 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.
About ATRIO Health Plans
ATRIO Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan that offers Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) options as well as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Special Needs Plans for Dual Eligibles. The health plan is supported by the trusted physicians who care for individuals and families in the Oregon counties of Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Marion and Polk. For more information, visit http://www.atriohp.com.