Monthly Archives: November 2010

Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Looking for Outcomes (Column 5)

Ultimately any company looking to invest in the health and well being of their employees through a prevention program will want to know if the program achieved worthwhile results. There are many different ways companies in this field report their … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for your Prevention Program – Zero Trends: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy (Column 4)

This series has been discussing what a company should look for when selecting a program to improve the health and productivity of their employees. We have explored wellness, preventive medicine, and the accreditation.  This column will briefly discuss some of … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Accreditation (Column 3)

Now that you are looking for a company that bases its approach on the science of Preventive Medicine, what else should you be looking for?  Well just as in medicine where physicians can become Board Certified, which demonstrates that they … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program –The Science of Preventive Medicine (Column 2)

You will notice that I have changed the title for this series and no longer refer to wellness. This is purposeful. As I discussed in the previous post, the term “wellness” today encompasses thousands of areas and services that have … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Wellness Program – Has the Nomenclature Led us Astray? (Column 1)

Introduction Wellness has become one of the hottest health care topics for employers. Companies are looking to what appears to be a logical solution–keeping employees healthy–as a way to reduce the unsustainable cost increases related to health care benefits. So … Continue reading

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NY Times Story on Diabetes – Featuring Dr. Ron Loeppke

“Diabetes is the noninfectious epidemic of our time,” said Dr. Ronald Loeppke, vice chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine, a company that offers wellness and prevention programs to employers and individuals. That’s the background for a story today in the NY Times (Protecting … Continue reading

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Cigarettes, the FDA and Proposed New Graphic Warnings

Everyone, or lets say just about everyone knows that cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health; yet  21% of adults and almost 20% of our High School students smoke and while the figures have dropped slightly over the years, we … Continue reading

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Free Webinar in November “Demonstration of The Prevention Plan”

There have been many questions raised about whether or not prevention or wellness programs can change behavior and if they do can they produce meaningful results. To learn about one program and its results as published in the journal Population … Continue reading

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Medicare Coverage of an Annual Wellness Visit – Update on Final Regulations

Last week HHS released their final rules on the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit for the establishment of a Personalized Prevention Plan. You can access the PDF here Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B … Continue reading

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