February 17, 2015


DIABETES CARE PARTNERS
℠ SELECTED TO PROVIDE UNIVERSAL CARE/BRAND NEW DAY HEALTH PLAN MEMBERS WITH EVIDENCE-BASED DIABETESCARECONNECT TELEHEALTH EDUCATION

DIABETES CARE PARTNERS VIRTUAL MODEL FOR DIABETES SELF-CARE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT OFFERS BRAND NEW DAY CA-BASED PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS AN AWARD-WINNING SOLUTION TO EVERYDAY DIABETES MANAGEMENT

WEST COVINA, Calif. and WESTMINSTER, Calif., February 17, 2015 – Diabetes Care Partners℠ the award-winning nationally recognized diabetes solutions organization providing all aspects of diabetes management to enhance the quality of patient’s lives, today announced its telehealth diabetes self-management education program DiabetesCareConnect℠ will be available to Brand New Day Health Plan members. Brand New Day is the Medicare product line name of Universal Care, Inc. Universal Care/Brand New Day is a family run, privately held health plan.

Tony Song, CEO and President, Diabetes Care Partners, said, “Brand New Day Health Plan’s progressive and solution based approach to provide for the everyday and long-term needs of their members with diabetes and with sound, easy to access virtual education, is commendable. Adopting our DiabetesCareConnect℠ telehealth program signals a strong commitment by Brand New Day to help its members with diabetes learn how to live a healthy life.”

Added Song, “Our mission is to extend ourproprietary outcomes driven diabetes self-care management education program to as many people that need it – bringing diabetes care management in a one-on-one and group support setting right to the patients – using HIPPA secure, real-time, audio-video teleconferencing.” A recent study showed that among insured patients with diabetes, only 6.8% participated in self-management education and training within the first year of being diagnosis. We want to change that!”

Jeff Davis, Chief Operating Officer at Universal Care/Brand New Day, said, “In our experience, because of a lack of time in doctors’ offices, many diabetic patients do not receive adequate diabetic teaching and nutrition education.  Brand New Day is excited to be working with Diabetes Care Partners to provide our members with diabetes the comprehensive, convenient diabetic education needed to help them better manage their medical condition.”

Diabetes Care Partners’ realworld Telehealth results have shown that its comprehensive programs have improved patient’s lives by decreasing the risk of complications on average by more than 40%.

Song said “With recent emphasis on outcomes based medicine through the ACA, Medicare and ACOs, health systems are finally realizing more than ever that outcomes based diabetes self management training is a critical component to achieving population health outcomes goals.”

Diabetes Care Partners is an American Diabetes Association recognized program for outcomes based quality diabetes self-management education.  Providing onsite and telehealth one-on-one and group tailored education, dietetic consultation, behavioral assessment and modification, medication therapy management and medication adherence pharmacy services that coordinates care across the patients’ healthcare team to engage the right patient, at the right time, at the right place with the right support based on the individual’s specific diabetes health profile.

Telehealth is the provision of health services using HIPPA secure transmission of a clinical consultation by videoconference over the Internet to the patient’s healthcare facility or home utilizing web-enabled equipment such as computers, laptop, iPads and smartphones.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes has both human and financial costs and is a rapidly accelerating epidemic in the US with more than 1.6 million new cases diagnosed annually.

For more information, contact Tony Song, 877-227-3889, www.diabetescarepartners.com.

For media inquiries, contact Peggy C. Frank, Frank Public Relations Worldwide, 818-735-3591 or pfrank@frankpr.com

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About Diabetes Care Partners

Diabetes Care Partners℠ (DCP) is a nationally recognized comprehensive diabetes solutions company providing all aspects of diabetes management including education, dietetic consultation, behavioral assessment and modification, and pharmacy while coordinating care across the patients’ healthcare team to engage the right patient, at the right time, at the right place with the right support based on the individual’s specific diabetes health profile.  DCP’s guiding philosophy is that through the support of the DCP health care team, the patient’s increased knowledge and awareness of diabetes helps the patient assume a major part of the responsibility for self-diabetes management. Unnecessary hospital admissions and some of the acute and chronic complications of diabetes may be prevented through self-management education. DCP believes that with improved outcomes, a realized cost savings for the patient, provider, medical group, and health plan is achievable. DCP is a recipient of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its quality diabetes self-management education program that produces real outcomes. For information, contact Diabetes Care Partners, Tony Song at 877-227-3889. www.diabetescarepartners.com

About Brand New Day Health Plan

Brand New Day is the Medicare product line name of Universal Care, Inc. Universal Care/Brand New Day is a family run, privately held health plan. Universal Care/Brand New Day has been in operation since 1985 and understands the importance of helping our members through the complex healthcare system. The plan is licensed to service members who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, and Kings Counties.www.brandnewdayhmo.com

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