Self-insured employers can see an ROI as high as 100% when they implement the ViCare integrated health coaching program to control the healthcare spend of the most expensive portion of their employee population—those with multiple chronic diseases. ViCare addresses the needs of the multichronic individuals, with diabetes, obesity, heart, breathing and other chronic issues, who cost 14 days of productivity per year and as a group drive 90% of the US healthcare spend.
The ViMedicus ViCare program for multichronic people focuses on changing behaviors and lifestyle to drive down healthcare spend. It addresses an unmet need in chronic care. The ViCare guides (Licensed Clinical Social Workers) use motivational interviewing and coaching techniques to work with poly-chronic individuals identified within an employer’s health plan population. Motivational interviewing (MI) has consistently demonstrated positive behavioral outcomes. Motivational interviewing is “an evidence-based psychosocial intervention” that has since been shown to be effective in improving general health status or wellbeing, promoting physical activity, improving nutritional habits, encouraging medication adherence and managing chronic conditions such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity and diabetes.