May 19, 2015
GULFPORT, Miss.—Memorial is the first facility on the Coast providing a new, user friendly program to support healthcare providers with additional chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare patients.
RevUp, a Medicare-covered program, is designed to help patients between regular office visits. Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions will have access to a personal RevUp Health Coach, a registered nurse, to discuss the maintenance of their conditions and assist with medication monitoring.
“As a physician, I don’t always have as much time with my patients as I would like to talk about how they’re managing day-to-day. I’m excited that Memorial is bringing this new program to our community,” said Dr. David LaRosa, Memorial Internal Medicine Physician.
“With RevUp, my patients now have an extension of my clinic at home. They can ask questions about their nutrition, receive help with their medications, and manage their health on their terms. I am encouraging all of my Medicare patients to take advantage of this new and innovative program.”
With RevUp, the health coach will send educational information and personal feedback that is in line with the care plan created for the patient by their healthcare provider. The program reinforces each patient’s care plan goals and increases engagement with online, personalized, 24/7 lifestyle coaching.
A recent case study, conducted at Sharp Healthcare, indicated patients using this program had excellent clinical outcomes, including:
- 70 percent of patients experienced weight loss and were able to change their body composition profile
- 80 percent improved their cardiorespiratory fitness;
- More than 75 percent remained engaged with the program.
Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is offering more information on RevUp, by visiting www.gulfportmemorial.com/revup.