Solera Health, Blue Mesa to deliver digital diabetes prevention program

Blue Mesa Health

Solera Health and Blue Mesa Health have teamed-up to deliver new digital National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) as an Affordable Care Act (ACA) covered medical benefit.

Blue Mesa Health offers digital health platform called Transform that is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized for reversing prediabetes. Said program relies both on technology — including smartphones, wearable activity trackers, a digital scale, video chat, messaging and social media — as well as a dedicated health coach and support community. This approach, Blue Mesa claims, will help individuals establish healthier habits, reach their personal health goals, and prevent chronic disease long after the program completion.

According to the Journal of American Medical Association, 50% of U.S. adults today have diabetes or prediabetes.“This partnership with Solera Health will allow us to deliver Transform to more participants than ever before,” said Curtis Duggan, co-founder and CEO of Blue Mesa Health. “We believe that working with a partner like Solera Health, whose offering provides the market with an array of DPP choices, will ensure that the participants in this market get the right program for them.”

Solera Health aims to transform the chronic disease prevention delivery program model as it exists today by simplifying the contracting and referral process for payers, and creating a sustainable revenue model for community and digital program providers.

According to the Journal of American Medical Association, 50 percent of U.S. adults today have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes medication costs nearly $4,500 per year per person.