NationsBenefits has partnered with SWORD Health, a digital therapy provider, to launch a supplemental benefit solution that pairs physical therapists with medical-grade wearable technology to deliver personalized treatment plans.
“A myriad of studies prove that regular physical activity and exercise for older adults improve mental and physical health. Helping inactive members become more active helps them maintain their independence as they age. This innovative virtual physical fitness therapy benefit offers health plans a new way of giving their members additional choice and flexibility for tailored exercise programs that can fit into their lives by meeting them where they are.”
— Glenn M. Parker, MD, Founder and CEO of NationsBenefits
The virtual physical fitness therapy benefit administered by NationsBenefits offers health plans a personalized solution delivered at scale. Plan members can now receive holistic care programs that include exercise, education, and behavioral coaching at home, digitally. A physical therapist is involved every step of the way, ensuring programs are tailored to specific member needs and goals and adapted as they progress.
“Physical activity and musculoskeletal care are extremely important to overall health, particularly in senior populations. We are excited to partner with NationsBenefits to bring clinical-grade virtual care into the homes of Medicare Advantage members. Together we will help seniors lead a more active life, reduce chronic pain, prevent falls, and transition away from opioids.”
— Virgílio Bento, Founder and CEO of SWORD Health
Members will receive evidence-based exercise programs managed by physical therapists, along with educational articles developed and curated by SWORD Health’s clinical team and a cognitive behavioral therapy program designed by psychiatrists and psychologists.
This benefit may be offered as an additional supplemental benefit, for an entire member population, in conjunction with an existing fitness benefit, or a targeted benefit.
[Source(s): NationsBenefits, Business Wire]
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