NEW YORK & TINTON FALLS, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--MagnaCare, a healthcare services company, today introduces EvaluaideSM, a chronic disease management strategy that combines health claims and other medical data to identify members with chronic conditions and provide these individuals with the tools and support they need to better manage their health. This innovative program meets the growing demand among employers for programs to be designed exclusively around chronic disease, and include educational materials, one-on-one counseling, transportation to a hospital or doctor’s office, and assistance in coordinating care among providers/physicians.
“Always at the frontlines of population health management, MagnaCare utilizes this innovative program to target health issues, rather than simply implementing a one-size-fits-all health and wellness program.”
“Employers are seeking more value beyond access to care, and EvaluaideSM provides the data management tools for recognizing individuals with chronic disease, customizing a care plan based upon their risk profile and needs, and laying the groundwork for lowering overall spend on healthcare over time,” says Joseph Berardo Jr., CEO and president, MagnaCare. “Always at the frontlines of population health management, MagnaCare utilizes this innovative program to target health issues, rather than simply implementing a one-size-fits-all health and wellness program.”
For example, a diabetic can turn to EvaluaideSM for assistance in better managing their diabetes, and potentially avoiding costly future emergency room visits or hospitalization. This is significant because diabetes cost the U.S. approximately $245 billion in 2012, representing a 41 percent rise in five years, and a substantial burden in employer medical costs and productivity losses.
Catherine Marino, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., senior vice president and chief medical officer, MagnaCare, states, “MagnaCare integrates data and disease management to categorize and focus on members who will benefit the most from outreach and tools aimed at improving care management. EvaluaideSM is the wave of the future for plan design.”
MagnaCare, a leader in self-insurance and healthcare services, is helping employers in New York and New Jersey take control of their healthcare costs. For more than 20 years, MagnaCare has served self-insured employers and health, workers’ compensation and no fault payers, including commercial insurers, TPA’s, government entities, and labor markets. MagnaCare offers access to a broad proprietary provider network, micro-networks, predictive modeling analyses, member outreach programs and integrated solutions that include full benefit plan management services. Visit www.magnacare.com, www.facebook.com/magnacare, www.linkedin.com/company/magnacare, http://blog.magnacare.com.