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Gratitude: A message from Dr. Jonathan Rubens, Chief Medical Officer

It’s easy to focus on many of the negative headlines. Instead, let’s reflect on what we’ve accomplished this year. Read this message from Dr. Jonathan Rubens, Chief Medical Officer at ActiveHealth, about approaching the holidays with gratitude.

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ActiveHealth awarded direct contracting entity by CMS

November 2020

Serious illnesses take a toll on patients, their families and caregivers. It’s a confusing and emotional time, often involves navigating multiple providers and results in higher health care utilization and costs. It creates challenges for families, caregivers and providers too. High-need patients with serious chronic illnesses such as heart failure, cancer, or end-stage kidney disease require time and resources to manage.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new value-based payment models to address some of these challenges. They recently awarded Direct Contracting Entities (DCEs) to a select group of organizations focused exclusively on serving high-need Medicare beneficiaries.

ActiveHealth is proud to have been awarded a Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) to serve high-need patients and their families. During the first performance year, we’ll be collaborating with hospice, palliative care and home-based primary care providers in Florida, New York and Illinois. View the DCE Provider Partners

The Direct Contracting program for high-need Medicare beneficiaries will offer the following enhanced services:

  • Advocacy-driven care coordination
  • Help from a specialized interdisciplinary team
  • Health education and care planning support
  • 24/7 support for patients, families and caregivers
  • Referrals to community resources

About: ActiveHealth is a payor-agnostic care management and well-being solutions provider with over 20 years of experience and 20 million+ lives under management. ActiveHealth specializes in engaging and advocating for disengaged, vulnerable members who often have multiple medical, behavioral and social challenges. As a result, ActiveHealth is uniquely positioned to meaningfully improve health outcomes and costs.

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The vacation season is over – which means it’s time to go back to work, back to school and back to care. When the pandemic first hit, we locked down and stayed safe at home. Many of us delayed or cancelled needed health care. Read a message from ActiveHealth Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan Rubens about taking care of ourselves as we switch gears into the fall season.

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Maximizing serious illness support through intensive care management

Patients with complex and serious illness require more intense specialized care. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is working to lower costs for these patients while improving care quality.

CMMI is creating opportunities for alternative payment models to care for individuals with Serious Illness through Primary Care First and Direct Contracting. This is an opportunity for you to add new revenue streams with potential for quality-based bonuses. ActiveHealth Management can make it simple for you to participate.

Let’s work together to:

  • Improve the health care experience for your patients
  • Reduce financial risk while improving quality of care
  • Maximize your revenue with a care management partner with proven outcomes

Contact us at 855-217-9301 to learn more about our Serious Illness program.

 

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How to create a sustainable wellness program

Successful wellness programs keep people at the center. In our guide, you’ll learn how data can cut through one size fits all health programs to drive personalized wellness experiences. This person-centric approach can help reduce costs, boost workforce productivity and create a healthier culture overall. Learn how to build a successful wellness program, and track your success using our 7 key metrics. Get started today.

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Many of us are experiencing big changes in our daily lives right now. In times of change, sometimes it helps to have a little support. We asked three of our health coaches to film themselves at home. They share well-being tips that they recommend every day.

Watch these videos to see what the coaches have to say about:

Managing stress and anxiety
Being active at home
Eating healthy at home
Coping with quarantine

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Health and well-being tips for when you need to stay home

When our minds are consumed by current events, it can impact our health and well-being. Here are some tips and ways to stay physically and mentally active while at home.

ActiveHealth offers health tips on the follow topics:

Tips for taking care of stress
Nutrition tips
Tips for staying active
Tips for getting good sleep

Follow us on LinkedIn for more health and well-being tips.

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Personalized Health and Well-being

Less than three percent of Americans live a healthy lifestyle.1   Why? Because making healthier choices isn’t always easy.
When people don’t know where to start, they just don’t. But, with ActiveHealth’s Lifestyle and Condition Coaching program, that’s about to change.

How It Works

1. Power personal insights

The key to personalization is data – what we know and how we use it.

• Powerful predictive analytics - We analyze clinical, behavioral, self-reported and consumer data. Then we create a 360-degree view of each person.

• Personalized plans – Each plan includes the right mix of digital and clinical support. Your employees will get practical, actionable advice designed to create lasting behavior change.

2. Amplify engagement

The Why – We designed the program to uncover the intrinsic motivations because they inspire long term change.

The How – Then we build a personalized experience around them.

• Multi-channel access lets your employees meet us where and when they choose. Telephonic, group coaching, on-site or digital coaching.
• The Active Health Index helps us build personalized care plans. It prioritizes actions that are most urgent and most likely to make a long-term impact on health.
• The MyActiveHealthSM member engagement platform is the digital gateway to health and well-being. Digital tools, programs and resources are neatly packed into a vibrant and engaging online experience.

The Nudge – We stay with our members every step of the way with timely, strategic encouragement  that helps them stay engaged.

3. Advance health and well-being

First, we look for specific, primary conditions. But once we connect with participants, we can do much more. We can support more than 40 topics, including:

• Weight management
• Chronic back/neck pain
• Stress management
• Diabetes
• Sleep
• Pre-diabetes
• Coronary artery disease
• Tobacco cessation
• Pre-hypertension
• Asthma
• Heart failure
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Digital and clinical coaching support is a winning combination. Your employees will have a real possibility to create long-term behavior change.  They’ll have a chance to work toward their best health on their terms – when they want it, how they want it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1 Source: Loprinzi, Paul D. et al. Healthy Lifestyle Characteristics and Their Joint Association With Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers in US Adults. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Volume 91 , Issue 4 , 432 – 442. Available at http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)00043-4/abstract. Accessed September 21, 2017.  ©2018 ActiveHealth Management, Inc. This material is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer of coverage nor medical advice. It contains only a partial, general description of program and services and does not constitute a contract. Information provided through such programs and services is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. This information is believed accurate as of the product date; however, it is subject to change.

 

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Living Well: Stay healthy as you age

Healthy habits are key.

Taking care of your body is the key to good health at every age. It can help slow down or even prevent problems that often come with getting older. And even if certain diseases run in your family, you can still enjoy your golden years. It’s never too late to start good habits

Here are some tips for staying healthy as you age:

  1. Staying active: Regular physical activity keeps your body strong and helps you feel better. It also makes you less likely to get depressed. You might want to think about walking, gardening or working out at the gym.
  2. Staying connected: Staying in touch with friends, family, and neighbors is good for your mental health. But try to take time for yourself, too. Spending 20 minutes a day just to relax is great for body and spirit.
  3. Staying sharp: Try to keep your brain active. Learn or do something new and different. Attend an educational workshop or learn a new card game. There are lots of fun ways to stay mentally sharp.

ActiveHealth Coach Tip:
Coach Jayne's healthy aging tip:

My tip for healthy aging is to eat a well-balanced diet to ensure you are getting all of the nutrients you need for your body to work in its prime! Some tips on healthy eating include:

  • Top your favorite whole grain cereal or oatmeal with fruits, seeds, or nuts
  • Use herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor your food
  • Buy frozen when certain vegetables and fruits are not in season

Jayne is an Onsite Health Coach for ActiveHealth. As a coach, Jayne enjoys motivating others to make healthy lifestyle changes. She enjoys helping people find what works best for them to maintain their changes for a better quality of life!

The information provided by ActiveHealth Management’s health and wellness programs is general in nature. It is not meant to replace the advice or care you get from your doctor or other health professional. If you have specific health care needs or would like more complete health information, please see your doctor or other health care provider.  ActiveHealth is a registered or service marks of ActiveHealth Management, Inc. © 2018 ActiveHealth Management, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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The 40% factor of Health and Well-being

Your overall health and well-being are more than the health care you’re getting when you visit your doctor. Your behavior alone has a 40 percent impact on it. We have an opportunity to help people get on the path to better health; in fact, it’s our mission. Read this inside perspective from Mohamed Diab, President, and CEO of ActiveHealth about how we can help transform health and well-being.

Download the perspective paper.