PHOENIX, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago, IL-based HabitNu is expanding their digital lifestyle modification and diabetes prevention program to include an in-person option delivered through a nationwide network of independent pharmacies, fitness facilities and local community organizations and joins Solera Health's network of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) suppliers.
To meet MDPP requirements, HabitNu has added recognized in-person coaching sessions delivered weekly at community locations in support of the diabetes prevention skills taught through the HabitNu application.
Based on the proven curriculum developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HabitNu's diabetes prevention program (DPP) is designed to fit the busy lifestyle of participants. The program features a flexible, personalized, and culturally sensitive approach to motivating healthy behavior change through a combination of small cohorts built to nurture engagement and accountability, lifestyle coaching, phone-based monitoring, and free supportive tools.
The HabitNu program has generated excellent outcomes with a 98 percent retention rate, 66 percent of participants losing weight, and 69 percent of participants improving clinical values. Participants expressed by the conclusion of the program they felt confident and empowered to take care of their health.
With one third of Americans at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, innovative DPPs like HabitNu are now being covered by public and private payors across the country. Solera Health, a leading integrated community network, provides a national referral and selection website at medicaredpp.org that makes it easy for the 22 million Medicare plan members and a growing number of Medicaid and commercial beneficiaries to learn their risk for Type 2 diabetes, and if eligible, find and participate in a local diabetes prevention program that fits their needs and preferences.
"Type 2 diabetes is a preventable condition, yet there is limited clinical attention given to pre-diabetes," said Dr. Sindhu Rajan, founder and CEO of HabitNu. "This problem motivated me to partner with experienced software architect Greg Cooke to develop the HabitNu diabetes prevention program. Solera's partnership provides us an opportunity to scale the access and impact of our program and is helping us expand to Medicare members as a covered benefit in multiple locations."
"We find that many of the at-risk stakeholders we match prefer the convenience and flexibility of programs like HabitNu," said Brenda Schmidt, CEO of Solera Health. "With the addition of HabitNu as an in-person network provider, we are able to improve the diversity of proven non-medical behavior change programs that meet CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. By offering more choices, we are able to help more people live healthier lives and reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes."
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 everyone'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.
HabitNu is a scalable solution that provides platforms to administer scientifically proven programs to combat lifestyle diseases. HabitNu National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is available in-person and online. HabitNu DPP is fully recognized based on outcomes by the CDC. For more information visit http://www.habitnu.com
SOURCE Solera Health