DiabetesAmerica, a provider of healthcare services focused solely on diabetics, and Curant Health, a leading medication management company, announced today the launch of a pilot program intended to improve outcomes for diabetes patients.
The short-term goals of the pilot are two-fold and incorporate Curant Health’s Patient Support Services and Healthcare Provider Communication Services programs. The pilot aims to improve the patient journey and to reduce the administrative challenges. Pilot locations include DiabetesAmerica centers in Arlington, Plano and Las Colinas, Texas.
Long-term partnership goals include sustained improvement in three of the following “Super Six” metrics: increasing the percentage of patients at A1C level below 7, increasing the percentage of patients at LDL cholesterol below 100 and increasing the percentage of patients at blood pressure readings of less than 130/80.
“Ultimately, our goal is to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of our shared diabetes patients through our proven clinical model and by accessing Curant Health’s supplemental medication management, patient support services and aligned patient goals,” said Mike Puls, President and CEO, DiabetesAmerica.
Curant’s patient support services within the pilot include medication fulfillment, prior authorization assistance, home delivery, medication synchronization, assignment of dedicated patient care coordinators, medication therapy management, 24/7 access to pharmacists and medication shipment tracking.
“We invest in enabling diabetics to thrive under the conditions of their illness as members of patients’ extended care teams,” said Curant Health COO and Team Type 1 Board Member Marc O’Connor.
A 2013 study conducted by Curant Health pharmacists showed a 35% gain in adherence for Curant Health patients compared to patients receiving medications from retail pharmacies for patients with diabetes in Georgia.
DiabetesAmerica offers specialized care for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes and Prediabetes at 12 locations throughout the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metro areas. The endocrinologists, clinicians, educators, and other support staff provide comprehensive care that includes necessary health screenings, blood work, a medical examination, and a discussion with the diabetes educator in a single visit. This approach results in outcomes that are better than the national standards for diabetes treatment set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For more information or to request an appointment, visit DiabetesAmerica.com.
About Curant Health:
The team of healthcare experts at Curant Health provide individualized, patient-centered services proven to deliver improved health outcomes including individualized medication management therapies and continuous, consistent patient care, education and support. These programs dramatically lower the cost to treat chronic, high-expense conditions including HIV, HCV, diabetes and others. Recognized four times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine, Curant was also one of 10 finalists in Microsoft’s Excellence in Innovation competition for its development and deployment of its EMR system, MedPlan. For more information on personalized medication management programs, visit CurantHealth.com.
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Last updated on: 16/11/2016
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