Diabetes Prevention Program

By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2016
CMS has proposed rule changes that would expand the Diabetes Prevention Program effective January 1, 2018. In March, CMS certified that the expansion of the program, including digital versions of the program, would reduce net Medicare spending, these new rules changes, announced last week, are the next concrete steps CMS needs to take to make the DPP reimburseable.  “Today's proposals are...
By Jonah Comstock March 23, 2016
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced today that Medicare will cover the Diabetes Prevention Program, including digital versions like Omada Health’s. This marks the first time a preventative model from a CMS Innovation Center has been expanded into the Medicare program. “This program has been shown to reduce health care costs and help prevent diabetes, and is one that Medicare, employers and...
By Jonah Comstock November 13, 2015
Omada Health, the digital health company that's created a remote, digital version of the Diabetes Prevention Program, has released data from a cohort of 500 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with an average age of 70. The cohort had access to Omada Health via Humana, which has worked with Omada for some time and recently made a strategic investment in the company. "It was an open question even for...
By Jonah Comstock November 4, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona-based Solera Health has raised $3 million for its software as a service platform for managing chronic disease prevention programs. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners led the round with additional participation from Sandbox Ventures. Solera makes a platform that connects community organizations with digital chronic disease prevention programs such as the CDC's National Diabetes...
By Aditi Pai April 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile diabetes prevention program, raised $23 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and return backers U.S. Venture Partners and The Vertical Group. This brings Omada Health's total funding to $28.5 million. Omada Health's program, Prevent, lasts 16 weeks and aims to help those that are at...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2012
During last week's mHealth Summit, MobiHealthNews wrote about the relative slowness of rigorous efficacy data collection, compared to the speed of mobile development. One way to sidestep this problem is to work the other way around - to start with existing, reputable data, and build an online service that leverages it. That's the process that led to Omada Health's diabetes prevention program,...