Chip Faircloth, EVP
INTERVENT International is Accredited by ADCES to Provide Quality Diabetes Self-management Education and Support
Savannah, Georgia - September 20, 2021 - INTERVENT International has achieved the significant milestone of accreditation by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). Accreditation represents a high level of quality and service to the community at large, and the ability to better meet the needs of people affected by diabetes across the United States.
"We are delighted to be among the first digital and telehealth providers of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services to receive national accreditation by ADCES," said Waynette Nation, RN, MSN, CDCES, INTERVENT's director of DSMES services. "Our mission is to provide comprehensive DSMES services, including evidenced-based lifestyle health coaching and remote patient monitoring, to improve individual- and population-based measures of health while simultaneously reducing health care costs and enhancing productivity."
INTERVENT's DSMES telehealth services are available to and appropriate for diverse and dispersed populations. Individuals with diabetes may access INTERVENT DSMES services through their employer, health care providers, health plan or other sources including self-referral to retail (self-pay) options. Additionally, INTERVENT's telehealth DSMES telehealth coaching services are fully integrated with Intuity Medical's POGO Automatic® one-step blood glucose monitor to provide a credible, trusted and proven comprehensive offering to help individuals live more successfully with diabetes.
Major advantages of INTERVENT's DSMES telehealth services are accessibility and convenience for participants. No travel is required and one-on-one live telehealth coaching appointments are scheduled at times that are convenient for participants. The primary mode of service delivery is through a secured proprietary mobile-responsive web-based telehealth platform that participants may access from their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Diabetes education services utilize a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes work with a diabetes educator to receive individualized care to help them reach their health goals. Diabetes education is a covered Medicare benefit when delivered through an accredited program.
"Evidence shows diabetes education and support is helping people with diabetes to lower their A1Cs and obtain the knowledge and skills to better self-manage their condition," said Sacha Uelmen, director of accreditation at ADCES. "We're excited to work with innovative digital and telehealth approaches to diabetes management, such as those offered by INTERVENT, and we expect more of these types of service models to be available in the future," added Sacha.
ADCES is a National Accredited Organization (NAO) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Accredited programs must meet the 2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support; 10 standards that are revised every 5 years by a group of diabetes educators representing both ADCES and the American Diabetes Association and approved by CMS. Programs must maintain compliance with the standards during the 4-year accreditation cycle.
INTERVENT International is a global physician-led, technology-driven behavior change and population health management company that provides its services primarily via digital and telehealth platforms. INTERVENT develops, licenses and provides evidence-based, technology-enabled, data-driven programs for the prevention and management of multiple chronic diseases (including diabetes) and cost-drivers. INTERVENT's programs have been proven effective in more than 115 published scientific abstracts and manuscripts, including randomized and independently-conducted clinical trials published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. More than two million individuals have participated in INTERVENT's programs, including patients from over 130 medical centers as part of two recent multi-center clinical trials (SAMMPRIS and CREST-2) funded by the National Institutes of Health. In addition, INTERVENT's digital/telehealth coaching program is currently being used by all participants in the Canadian Diabetes Prevention Program. For more information, please visit www.interventhealth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADCES, formerly known as the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists and others, ADCES has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. Learn more at: www.diabeteseducator.org, or visit ADCES on Facebook (Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists), Twitter (@ADCESdiabetes) and Instagram (@ADCESdiabetes).