Diabetes costs American employers more than 15 million workdays every year and accounts for more than $176 billion in healthcare spending. The APhA Foundation’s PSM Solutions are proven to reduce the overall cost of care by approximately $1,000 per patient per year, improve health outcomes such as A1C, and increase the percentage of patients ranking their care in the highest range (8 to 10 on a 10 point scale) after just 6 months.
The Foundation’s integrated model of care is proven to deliver the results you expect. With over 10 years of demonstrated success, the PSM Solutions care model is peer reviewed and validated to reduce costs and improve health.
Our methods expand on the proven success of the Asheville Project, and PSM Solutions have been validated in the Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes, Diabetes Ten City Challenge, and Project IMPACT: Diabetes. Our experience translates into a unique perspective on managing complex chronic disease and achieving results that can help your patients and beneficiaries improve productivity while also controlling healthcare expenditures.
PSM Solutions will help you improve outcomes, reduce your overall cost of care and increase employee productivity by providing innovative care.
Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes
Over a one-year patient care period, self-insured employers in 5 geographic areas observed significantly improved clinical indicators of diabetes management, higher rates of self-management goal setting and achievement for beneficiaries, increased satisfaction with diabetes care, and decreased total medical costs.
Diabetes Ten City Challenge
Diabetes Ten City Challenge (DTCC), conducted by the APhA Foundation with support from GlaxoSmithKline, demonstrated that self-insured employers can improve recognized standards of diabetes care and reduce health care expenditures when they offer employees, dependents and retirees the opportunity to meet with specially-trained pharmacist “coaches” to help manage their diabetes.
Project IMPACT: Diabetes
Launched in 2010 in partnership with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ initiative, Project IMPACT: Diabetes, successfully improved care for more than 2,000 uninsured, under-insured, poverty-stricken, homeless and other people with diabetes in 25 communities disproportionately affected by diabetes through a collaborative care model where pharmacists implemented the PSMC.
Results from our research that includes Patient Self-Management Solutions have been peer-reviewed and published in national journals. Learn more about the details of Patient Self-Management Solutions' proven success and history.
Paramount Farms, the largest grower and processor of pistachios in the world, teamed up with independently-owned Komoto Pharmacy to bring one-on-one diabetes care to the workplace.
Through a partnership between Balls Food Stores and Deffenbaugh Industries, pharmacists at Balls Food Stores worked with Deffenbaugh Industries’ employees and provided one-on-one diabetes care in the workplace or at pharmacies close to where the employees live.
Kroger partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the City of Cincinnati to improve the health of city employees and reduce costs to the City health plan. The City of Cincinnati provided incentives to employees with diabetes to obtain pharmacist counseling for better self management of their conditions.