Diabetes Prevention Program

By Jonah Comstock December 12, 2016
While the path to value-based care is necessarily a slow one for hospitals and health systems, prevention programs – focused on a single outcome measure for a single condition – are in a position to lead the way in charging for outcomes. Omada Health, the first digital diabetes prevention program, has been charging only for successful outcomes for a while. Noom announced yesterday that it will do...
By Heather Mack December 8, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a platform that acts as an integrator for chronic disease management programs and services, announced the launch of new app to augment in-person delivery of diabetes prevention programs. Called SoleraONE, the app is designed for people who are participating in a community-based, in-person DPP. With the app, in-person DPP providers in the Solera...
By Heather Mack December 1, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health, which offers a marketplace for chronic disease management programs, has partnered with mobile diabetes prevention program Yes Health. Correction: An earlier version of this article mis-identified Yes Health as Solera's first all-mobile DPP. While Yes Health is all-mobile, it is not the only such offering on Solera's platform.  Yes Health’s offering, which is...
By Heather Mack October 13, 2016
The digital behavioral health coaching program from Omada Health has been shown to reduce overweight and obese seniors' risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease by helping them lose weight and adopt healthier behaviors, according to a new study. Over a three-year span, researchers looked at 1,121 adults age 65 or older who had a baseline body mass index of 24 or higher, plus...
By Heather Mack September 8, 2016
People with prediabetes using health coaching app Noom achieved levels of success that are comparable to traditional diabetes prevention programs for weight loss and health management, a new study found. The study, published in the British Medical Journal Open Diabetes Research & Care, found 64 percent of people using the Noom app lost more than 5 percent of their weight, which is comparable...
By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2016
CMS has proposed rule changes that would expand the Diabetes Prevention Program effective January 1, 2018. In March, CMS certified that the expansion of the program, including digital versions of the program, would reduce net Medicare spending, these new rules changes, announced last week, are the next concrete steps CMS needs to take to make the DPP reimburseable.  “Today's proposals are...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2016
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that Medicare will cover the Diabetes Prevention Program, including digital versions like Omada Health’s. This marks the first time a preventative model from a CMS Innovation Center has been expanded into the Medicare program. “This program has been shown to reduce health care costs and help prevent diabetes, and is one that Medicare, employers and...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2015
Omada Health, the digital health company that's created a remote, digital version of the Diabetes Prevention Program, has released data from a cohort of 500 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with an average age of 70. The cohort had access to Omada Health via Humana, which has worked with Omada for some time and recently made a strategic investment in the company. "It was an open question even for...
By Jonah Comstock November 4, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health has raised $3 million for its software as a service platform for managing chronic disease prevention programs. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round with additional participation from Sandbox Ventures. Solera makes a platform that connects community organizations with digital chronic disease prevention programs such as the CDC's National Diabetes...
By Aditi Pai April 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile diabetes prevention program, raised $23 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and return backers U.S. Venture Partners and The Vertical Group. This brings Omada Health's total funding to $28.5 million. Omada Health's program, Prevent, lasts 16 weeks and aims to help those that are at...