Digital Diabetes Programs
Diabetes is a growing public health epidemic.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of U.S. adults (88 million) have prediabetes, and about 1 in 10 people (34.2 million) have diabetes.
Nationwide, the healthcare costs for people with diabetes are more than twice as high as for those who do not have diabetes.
However, for individuals with prediabetes, weight loss through healthy eating and exercise can reduce the risk that they will develop Type 2 diabetes by half. Adults with diabetes can take also steps to manage their condition and avoid serious health complications such as kidney failure, stroke, and heart disease.
Helping our members prevent, manage, or reverse diabetes has the potential to reduce healthcare costs, and more importantly, can lead to improved health outcomes and better quality of life for your patients. Therefore, Vibra Health Plan is excited to tell you about three new programs that, with your help, can have a significant impact on your patients with prediabetes and diabetes.
We are working with two new providers to offer the following Digital Diabetes Programs:
- Prevention with Omada - For members with prediabetes.
- Management with Omada - For members diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
- Reversal with Virta - For members who are committed to reversing their Type 2 diabetes.
Vibra Health Plan is continuing our strategic investment in innovative technologies that can meet your patients’ changing needs. These programs, offered in two different apps, will become part of our growing library of digital health tools that help your patients manage chronic conditions from the comfort of home.
On January 1, 2022, the Digital Diabetes Programs will be available to our Vibra members.1
There is no extra charge to members; the cost is included with medical benefits. Virta and Omada are offering a medical service to members who participate. Therefore, Virta and Omada will act as providers and will submit a monthly claim for each participant who engages with the program.
While each program has unique offerings, they all provide a personalized experience based on a participant’s needs and health goals. For those already diagnosed with diabetes, they may choose between the Management or Reversal program.
For those who enroll in any of the Digital Diabetes Programs, they will have access to:
- A professional health coach.
- Connected devices members can automatically link to their account.
- A curriculum and resources on topics like healthy eating, managing stress, and improving sleep habits.
- Their own community of participants who can offer group support and encouragement.
As a provider, you play a key role in helping your patients reduce their risk of diabetes by spreading the word about this new benefit and encouraging your eligible Vibra patients to go to the program sites for more information.