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HealPros Collaborates with Avesis for Providing Care to Diabetic Members

HealPros is going to join hands with Avesis and help diabetic members in obtaining care. Starting this December, the collaboration will support these members by providing diabetic retinal screenings at their homes.

HealPros is a leading industry to offers in-home DRE (diabetic retinal exams). Whereas, Avesis – a Guardian Company, is responsible for bringing preventive screenings (such as DRE) directly to the doorstep of their members. It is a hearing, dental, and eye care company that supports nearly 8.5 million members.

Acknowledging that every member can not go to the provider’s office, Avesis has taken an initiative by forming a partnership with HealPros. After this initiative, members will be able to have HealPros’ administered diabetic retinal screenings at their homes.

In the U.S., more than 30 million people are suffering from diabetes. And among them, nearly 25% have age above 65. Due to the higher odds of vision loss and blindness in diabetes, receiving proper care has become more critical in such people.

Unfortunately, according to the observations of health care providers, encouraging members to have preventative screenings, specifically diabetic retinopathy, is a much difficult task. If properly managed, it may be possible to prevent and reverse this condition.

Ensuring education, routine retinal screenings, and patient compliance is key for preventing diabetic retinopathy. But the prevention may become difficult if the members are unable to visit the office of eye care specialists.

According to the Chief Optometric Officer of Avesis, Dr. Daniel Levy, the collaboration with HealPros will offer the required diabetic retinal screenings directly to their members in the comfortable environment of their homes.

HealPros associated mobile technologists are completely trained and paid employees. These technologists are equipped with high-quality retinal imaging equipment and help those members in getting preventive services at their doorstep who are unable to leave their homes.

This in-home access to wide-range screenings can improve the quality of life and outcomes for such members. Additionally, Levi stated that this company is dedicated to providing complete eye care, thus offering professional services that will support members to have an early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy or other problems that can damage the ocular pathway.

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In 2011, HealPros was launched to assist health plans at a national level. It minimizes the gaps in critical care related to diabetic retinal exams. After realizing that logistics is the biggest obstacle in the way of preventive screening, it has launched iComply Solution.

This is the first mobile solution provided by the industry that allows the members to have state-of-the-art diabetic retinal eye exams and test kits at their home. Besides diabetic renal exams (DRE), iComply Solution also provides some other preventive screenings.

These may include screening for colorectal cancer, microalbumin and glycated hemoglobin (Hb A1c). HealPro’s objective is to lower the cost required for care and to enhance the quality of life by better detection and management of the disease.

Its new model helps national health plan in reducing non-compliant gaps associated with care that lowers STAR rating and HEDIS scores. In short, iComply Solution by HealPros helps diabetic members in completing different preventive screenings by providing care at their doorstep.

 

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Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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