12/7/2011 Tethys and ACAP Help Employers Prevent Diabetes
Tethys Bioscience and ACAP Health Consulting Partner to Help Employers Prevent Diabetes
EMERYVILLE, CA and DALLAS, TX – December 7, 2011 –
Tethys Bioscience has entered into an agreement with ACAP Health Consulting, an industry leader in helping employers measurably flatten the trajectory of their healthcare trends through reducing the production and destruction of disease in their employee populations. The agreement allows ACAP Health to offer the PreDx® Diabetes Risk Score (DRS) to employers as a component of its disease intervention programs. The PreDx DRS is a multi-biomarker blood test that identifies the individuals at highest risk for developing type 2 diabetes within 5 years. In addition to enabling the more cost-efficient allocation of healthcare resources toward those at highest risk of progressing to diabetes, PreDx DRS has been shown to be an effective tool for monitoring the impact of lifestyle interventions in reducing disease risk.
“Having used the PreDx DRS extensively in clinical practice, I know it’s a game-changer in diabetes prevention,” said Scott Conard, MD, Chief Medical Officer at ACAP Health. “That makes it a perfect fit for ACAP Health, which is built on the belief that the only sustainable way to reduce healthcare costs is to go after the real enemy, which is disease.”
Randy Strahan, CEO/President of Tethys Bioscience, concurs. “Like ACAP Health, we recognize that the solution to escalating and unsustainable healthcare costs is to prevent diseases like type 2 diabetes in the first place. The PreDx DRS, as well as other tools and programs offered by ACAP Health, go a long way toward making that goal a reality.” About ACAP Health Consulting
Dallas-based ACAP Health offers measurable solutions that go beyond the traditional cost-reimbursement model to focus on disease prevention. ACAP Health programs connect at-risk individuals with medical resources and services that support improved health and wellness, so that they can reverse risk and avoid disease in the first place. ACAP Health works with hundreds of corporate employers, physicians and hospitals across the country.