The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have expanded what nutritional and dietary services health plans and insurers will be required to cover. Beginning in 2016, health plans and self-insured employers must cover behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for people who are obese or are overweight with a risk of cardiovascular disease. As health plans and employers struggle to meet these requirements, innovative solutions are sprouting up to comply while minimizing the cost increases.
The webinar will go into greater detail as to what is required of organizations and potential cost and strategy solutions. We will focus on the cost associated meeting the requirements without and effective digital step therapy solution versus the cost of an effectively managed, digital step therapy approach that can provide similar results to in-person visits.
Webinar participants will learn:
Who should attend: Health insurance plans and self-insured employers, specifically at the “Director” level or above.
Dale Rayman, FSA, MAAA, MHA, VP of Analytics and Chief Actuary, Zipongo
Dale has over 30 years of healthcare benefits and consulting experience, using healthcare measurement to analyze health coaching, case management and wellness program returns on investments for several Fortune 50 employers. He has helped companies to better understand the impact of participation levels and vendor execution on program performance and how ROI could be improved relative to best practice programs. He has also led the actuarial and financial teams for several Fortune 50 clients, including responsibility for rate-setting, contributions, healthcare budgets, and incentive strategies. Dale joined Zipongo in 2015 with one of his key objectives being to measure the ongoing success of Zipongo’s healthy nutrition solutions.
Why historic nutrition solutions have not been effective and what is required to achieve successful engagement.
What exactly is being required by the USPSTF.
The recommendations for a cost-effective nutrition step-therapy strategy.