NationsBenefits®, a leading supplemental benefits company, announced it has partnered with SWORD Health, a digital therapy provider organization, to launch an innovative supplemental benefit solution that pairs expert physical therapists with medical-grade wearable technology to deliver personalized treatment plans that are more effective, easier, and less expensive than traditional programs. This is the latest supplemental benefit in the company’s offering.
Millions of adults aged 50 or older are inactive, and many are limited in their capacity for exercise due to underlying health conditions like chronic pain, injury, arthritis, diabetes, and heart or respiratory disease. Inactivity will not only keep them from benefiting from the effects of exercise, but also accelerate irreversible losses in strength and mobility associated with aging.
The virtual physical fitness therapy benefit administered by NationsBenefits offers health plans a personalized solution delivered at scale. Plan members can now receive holistic care programs that include exercise, education, and behavioral coaching at home, digitally. A physical therapist is involved every step of the way, ensuring programs are tailored to specific member needs and goals and adapted as they progress. This is the key to independence, fitness, and health and wellness. For members who need help managing pain, the virtual physical fitness therapy benefit is a safer alternative without the risks of opioid medication use, e.g., opioid addiction, overdose, and withdrawal symptoms.
Members will receive evidence-based exercise programs managed by physical therapists, along with educational articles developed and curated by SWORD Health’s clinical team and a cognitive behavioral therapy program designed by psychiatrists and psychologists. Together, these components are proven to drive results, improve mobility, reduce pain, and impact anxiety, depression, and fear-avoidant behaviors with long-lasting results. It can also deliver value for health plans through improvements in key performance metrics, such as avoidable hospital admission and readmissions, increased mobility, the total cost of care, member satisfaction, and fall prevention.
This benefit may be offered as an additional supplemental benefit, for an entire member population, in conjunction with an existing fitness benefit, or a targeted benefit. Enhancing a health plan’s supplemental benefits program starts with a consultative discussion.
NationsBenefits is committed to improving the overall health of its consumers and maximizing the quality of care and health outcomes for more than 20 million members in the U.S.
NationsBenefits® provides managed care organizations with customizable health care solutions designed to help members achieve a better quality of life through a diverse offering of supplemental benefits. The company’s continuum of care, exceptional service delivery, and technological innovations include a growing suite of benefit offerings aimed at driving growth, improving outcomes, reducing costs, and delighting members. NationsBenefits offers solutions in hearing and over-the-counter (OTC) management services, and offers personalized benefit programs that promote independence, health, and well-being for those who are aging in place. NationsBenefits also offers sales support and related services for Medicare Advantage plans.
This was reported by SWORD Health on January 7, 2021.
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