Category Archives: HRA

News Coverage of The Prevention Plan Sold at Sam’s Club

The announcement that Sam’s Club is selling The Prevention Plan received a lot of news coverage, here is just some of it…. Getting options to the individual consumer so they can take control of their own health is the future. … Continue reading

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Year 3 on The Prevention Plan – an Update

So I’ve now entered year three of The Prevention Plan. As with all of us at U.S. Preventive Medicine, I have until January 31 to complete the registration, Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) and lab and biometric screening. Last week I … Continue reading

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The Prevention Plan Sold Through Sam’s Club – Correcting Some Misconceptions

With the announcement this past week of the sale of The Prevention Plan through Sam’s Club and the significant interest this created on national television (see USPM in the News on the right to view some of the coverage), print … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Be Careful when Looking at Data (Column 7)

While I’ve been focusing on outcomes from prevention/wellness programs. I took an opportunity to search the web and get a feel for some of the data being posted. As discussed in column 5, one should be careful when looking at … Continue reading

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Selecting a Company for Your Prevention Program – Outcomes from The Prevention Plan (Column 6)

In the last post, I discussed some of the outcomes one should look for when selecting a prevention program for your employees.  Drs. Ron Loeppke, Dee Edington and Sami Beg recently published a study titled Impact of The Prevention Plan … Continue reading

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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 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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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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