Ensuring your patients are educated about their health is important for many reasons: medication adherence, disease management and more. But you can only do so much for them during a doctor’s visit. The second they walk out the door, it’s up to them to take their medicine as directed, maintain a healthy diet, get regular exercise and otherwise follow your instructions.
That’s where AvMed’s Wellness Program powered by Healthyroads comes in. This initiative gives Members access to a number of health improvement tools that can help them lead a WELLfluent™ life – one that’s rich in health and happiness. The program does this in a variety of ways.
Healthy Challenges: AvMed’s Wellness Program challenges your patients to take charge of their health. The challenges make adopting healthier habits fun and rewarding, increasing the likelihood that your patients maintain them.
Goal Setting: Whether your patients need to lose weight, eat better or improve another aspect of their health, the program’s goal-setting resources give Members the ability to track their progress and know when they’ve hit certain milestones.
Online Classes: Diet and exercise are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to one’s personal health. Things like sleep, stress management, preventive care and safe living also play a role in achieving optimal health. But with so much information out there, where does one start? AvMed’s Wellness Program offers convenient online classes so that Members can educate themselves on these topics and many more.
Doctors and patients benefit through this program. As an AvMed Provider, you have additional support to help you produce better health outcomes, and patients have resources at their fingertips to keep them accountable.
We also offer other programs like AvMed HealthyperksSM, which incentivizes Medicare and Individual & Family Plan (IFP) patients to take charge of their health. A simple action like getting a flu shot can earn your patients a gift card and also get them through the door, which gives you an opportunity to talk to them more about preventive care. For example: As you remind patients to get their annual flu shots, you should offer annual colon cancer screening tests, as appropriate, through FluFit. This innovative program helps increase colon cancer screening rates through the use of fecal immunochemical tests (FIT).
Encourage your patients to sign up for the AvMed’s Wellness Program today. Refer them to AvMed.org to log into their account.