Abacus Secures Patent on Behavioral Science approach to Chronic Health Condition Management

Abacus Health Solutions , a pioneer in behaviorally focused chronic health condition management, announces the award of a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent is titled Incentive Based Discount System.

The patent, US Patent No. 10,853,452,B1 represents a combination of modern technology and behavioral science to improve care of patients with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes. The system is used by employer health plans to improve adherence to care of members with chronic health conditions and has been proven to improve clinical outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, and lower overall healthcare costs. 

The technology enables near real-time feedback and behavior-based rewards to be turned on and off tied to program adherence. The system monitors and prompts participants engagement with their providers and adherence to care standards and delivers rewards in the form of copayment waivers for maintenance medications and supplies. This incentive serves as both a reward and reduces a major barrier to care for many patients. 

“A core principle of behavior modification is providing timely, contingent rewards for completion of desired behaviors. The Abacus technology has been proven to drive patient engagement, close gaps in preventative care, and lowers medical cost trends for employers” Michael Follick Ph.D. Abacus CEO.

 

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COVID19 Update
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Maintaining the health and safety of our employees and program members is our top priority during this public health crisis.

The Abacus Health HelpLine is fully operational. HelpLine Advocates are available to answer member’s questions about our programs, assist with program enrollment and schedule a time for members to speak with our clinical staff.  Additionally, our entire staff is fully operational and operating remotely.

Due to the ongoing challenges some members are facing in scheduling and keeping appointments with their Providers, extensions are available by calling the HelpLine.  This ensures that our members continue to have access to their much-needed incentives. We will continue to evaluate this as needed. We understand that not all areas of the country are experiencing healthcare system challenges, so we encourage members to call their doctor to determine if they should keep their scheduled appointment.

Our program members are encouraged to take advantage of the valuable resource they have in our Nurses, Diabetes Educators and Pharmacists. Members can schedule a call with one of our clinicians by calling 800.643.8028.

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