Healthways is continuing to pull out all the stops in getting Medicare Health Support back on track. According to its press release, ‘more than 500 health care professionals’ and ‘400 family care givers’ have ‘appealed’ to members of Congress on behalf continuing the program. There is even a web site that hosts the scripting of personal emails.
The DMCB suspects Healthways had a hand in prompting the appeals but nonetheless, getting 500 health care professionals to do anything in unison is remarkable.
But then again, influencing health care providers is one of the things that the disease management industry strives to do. Maybe it's better at it than previously appreciated.