May 30, 2018 / in News / by admin
Phoenix, AZ – May 30, 2018 – Solera Health, a leading integrated benefit network, today announced that Covina, CA-based EVA Health has joined its national network of diabetes prevention program (DPP) providers.
EVA Health is a local pharmacy provider that is certified to hold classes for people at risk of developing diabetes who are registered for a DPP, like the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), which was effective as of April 1 as a covered benefit for eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
The MDPP’s goal is to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes through a year-long program. The small group classes will use a standardized curriculum and will be led by a trained lifestyle coach. The program aims to improve nutrition and increased physical activity with the goal of losing a minimum of 5% body weight; this has been correlated with a 70% reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes for people over age 60. Individuals who are successful in meeting the CDC-established weight loss and attendance goals in the first 12 months of the program can continue with ongoing maintenance in the MDPP for up to an additional year.
“We’re very excited to be part of the Solera network and have the expanded access to participants, and the administrative support, that comes with that,” said Chad Nour, CEO, EVA Health. “I’m hoping that our organization taking this step will be a catalyst for other independent pharmacies in the area to start offering the DPP as well. Pre-diabetes is a critical health inflection point. I’m passionate about helping ensure that people’s pre-diabetes doesn’t progress to a diabetes diagnosis.”
“Nearly all of Los Angeles county’s health plans now cover the diabetes prevention program – even more so when Medi-Cal adds DPP as covered service on January 1, 2019,” said Brenda Schmidt, CEO, Solera Health. “We’re thrilled that residents within San Gabriel Valley can now go to a trusted, local community site for their DPP classes.”
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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.