SelectHealth Signs Value-based Contract With Novo Nordisk

Salt Lake City, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SelectHealth has signed a value-based contract with Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes care, to measure outcomes among patients with type 2 diabetes using Victoza® (liraglutide). Victoza may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

Both SelectHealth and Novo Nordisk will track metrics built into the contract designed to measure and understand how members use Victoza and how it supports their diabetes and overall healthcare goals.

Eric Cannon, SelectHealth Pharmacy Benefit Services AVP, said “Diabetes is a significant driver of cost. We are excited to enter into an agreement that is focused on improving clinical outcomes and providing value to our members. SelectHealth and Intermountain Healthcare will continue to explore value-based opportunities that improve health and value for our members.”

“Due to the costs associated with unmanaged diabetes and its increasing prevalence in the US, value-based contracting can help us learn more about how our medicines can improve patients’ lives,” said Todd Hobbs, MD, chief medical officer, Novo Nordisk Inc. “We stand behind the clinical value of our medicines, and consider this contract an exciting opportunity to not only showcase this efficacy, but also to improve access for patients.”

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SelectHealth is a not-for-profit health plan that serves more than 850,000 members in Utah and Idaho. Through a shared mission with Intermountain Healthcare of Helping People Live the Healthiest Lives Possible®, we are committed to assuring access to high-value care, providing superior service, and supporting the health of our members and the communities we serve.

In addition to medical plans, SelectHealth offers dental, vision, pharmacy benefit management, and life and disability coverage to its members. SelectHealth plans are available for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid enrollees, and we’re also a carrier for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) and the Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) Plan.

Year-after-year, SelectHealth is rated as Utah’s top HMO plan by state and national organizations, receiving top scores in both member satisfaction and clinical performance. For details, visit selecthealth.org.

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