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USPM Earns Prestigious Health Value Award From the Validation Institute

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine®, Inc. (USPM) is a leader in Population Health Management and uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with health coaching and disease management to reduce the burden of health risk and reduce healthcare costs.

USPM recently received the Health Value Award for Wellness. The Health Value Awards recognizes health care vendors, brokers, and purchasers who consistently deliver high value that can be replicated throughout the continuum of clinical and financial risk management. Validated categories are evaluated by the Validation Institute, an independent certifier for performance and methodologies and all categories are then reviewed by a panel of nationally prominent judges for market viability, impact, and innovation. The Health Value Team: World Congress, Validation Institute and Health Rosetta Institute, showcase these organizations based on their performance and illumination of issues of national importance.

RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute said, "On behalf of Validation Institute and our 2019 Health Value Awards judges, it's fair to say we were overwhelmed by the number of applications we received for this year's award program. We celebrate U.S. Preventive Medicine winning the 2019 Health Value Award in the category of Program Provider in the Specialty of Wellness. USPM clearly demonstrated better health outcomes at a lower cost."

"It is a privilege and an honor for USPM to have won the Health Value Award and be recognized by the Validation Institute and the Health Value Team for delivering unparalleled value-based results that empower individuals and organizations to enjoy better health and better healthcare at a lower cost," said Ron Loeppke, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, Vice Chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "USPM's compelling outcomes were put to the test and they speak for themselves proving that wellness works, and prevention pays— when done in the right ways." 

The Validation Institute recently performed a second level Validation of USPM Preventive Plan Population Health Management results and acknowledged that "U.S. Preventive Medicine has achieved the greatest reduction in health risk factors of any validly measured wellness program ever published." In fact, USPM has been previously recognized by the Validation Institute as "The first and only wellness company to measure validly, achieve significant hospital and ER visit reduction when measured validly, and offer valid contractual metrics."

About USPM 
USPM's approach to Population Health Management services starts with a whole person, data-first approach and an unparalleled commitment to evidence-based preventive medicine. The USPM Population Health Management services are delivered through the combination of an online flagship product - The Preventive Plan®, a digital platform, a robust clinical and analytical infrastructure, and human engagement by health coaches and Registered Nurse care managers to deliver three levels of prevention:

Primary prevention: Wellness, health promotion, and education to maintain health
Secondary prevention: Evidence-based screening for early detection/diagnosis of health conditions 
Tertiary prevention: Early intervention with evidence-based care management to reduce complications and disability from chronic conditions

USPM utilizes a proprietary health and well-being assessment, claims analysis, biometric screenings, and other member generated data to identify member health risks. As a result, each member receives their own personalized Preventive Plan. The Plan addresses individual member needs, helps to create sustainable behavior change, and addresses lifestyle management concerns as well as disease management/chronic conditions. Digital tools and human interaction with our nurses and coaches drive member engagement, improve health, and increase member's Preventive Score. www.uspm.com to learn more.

About the Validation Institute
The Validation Institute's goal is to help organizations involved in population health – from Health Plans to Employers to Vendors – adhere to the highest standards of validity, allowing them to compete on the basis of integrity and performance rather than hyperbole.

The Validation Institute will impartially challenge the status quo of typical population health outcomes measurement, with the objective of impacting how the industry establishes its credibility. Visit www.validationinstitute.com to learn more.

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SOURCE U.S. Preventive Medicine