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How Proactive Insurance Program Management Leads to Healthier Lifestyles

Posted by Kim Gaston, Clinical Field Service Director on Jul 11, 2019 1:19:00 PM

We strive to be the best possible partner to our clients and to make an impact in the lives of their teams.

When we first developed our enhanced case management program, we did so to create a comprehensive offering that goes beyond reducing expenses and managing claims. From preventative exercises to surgery, recovery and ongoing monitoring, enhanced case management helps individuals establish positive habits and make good health a lifestyle.

One such person, Matt D. shares his story.

Employee:

Matt D. is a 43-year-old public works employee. Matt sustained a work-related lumbar spine injury which required surgery. 

 

Program Outcome: 

Through IPMG’s Case Management service, Matt fully engaged in the physician-prescribed weight loss program and used a trainer for exercise. As a result, he lost 75 pounds in only six months. The doctor discontinued hypertension medication and Matt is now stable and healthy.

“I was very skeptical before starting because I believed I had tried every diet imaginable. I’m feeling better than I have since high school. God bless you and thank you for all your help.”

Claims Savings:

$193,05.11

Matt’s Story:

“My name is Matt and I’m 43-year-old. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life. I always felt that I was fairly active, playing sports when I was younger and more recently being involved with a lot of my kids’ activities.

But the last 10 years or so I began to feel the aches and pains that come with carrying all of the weight. My weight stayed around 390 pounds for the last few years until two years ago I had a back injury that required surgery.

In early 2015 I discovered I had ballooned to 434 pounds. Obviously this was depressing, but the Human Resource Director at work told me she knew where I could get some help. That is when I met Dr. Kim Gaston.

I was very skeptical going into the meeting with Dr. Gaston because I believed I had tried every diet imaginable. At our first meeting she was full of energy and excited to help me. She put me on a program to teach me how to eat the correct foods, the proper portions and how important exercise was.

It has been 5 ½ months since she started working with me and I have lost 75 pounds. I have a long way to go get to a reasonable weight but I’m off to a good start and I know this is a lifelong journey. I’m feeling better than I have since high school.”

 

When organizations invest in programs like IPMG’s enhanced case management, they help their employees take initiative and change the course of their lives. With the backing of expert resources and preventative service, employees can reduce or eliminate pain, avoid surgery, improve wellness and recover from injuries quickly so they can live a healthier, more comfortable life.

Learn more about our medical case management service here.

 

Tags: risk management, case management