For Release September 22, 2022
Contact: Sara Teachout
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Now Provides a Digital Health Solution for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions
Berlin, Vermont - At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, our goal is to help you and your family live happier, healthier lives. Musculoskeletal health is vital to overall well-being and a common health concern for Vermonters. We are excited to launch this partnership with Hinge Health to offer members a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) clinic to help reduce pain, surgeries, and opioid use. This digital solution pairs advanced technology with a comprehensive care team of physical therapists, physicians, and board-certified health coaches.
“The number one health concern for Blue Cross members is related to musculoskeletal health, far surpassing more common conditions of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even cancer,” said Andrew Garland, Vice President, Client Relations and External Affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. “It makes sense, too. Vermonters are active people, and they work hard. Common bodily aches and pains may be reduced or eliminated by using the Digital MSK Clinic from our partners at Hinge Health.”
Hinge Health is building the world’s most patient-centered Digital MSK Clinic™. It is now the leading Digital MSK Clinic, used by four in five employers and 90% of health plans with a digital MSK solution.
Hinge Health’s Digital MSK Clinic covers the entire continuum of care with dedicated care programs: for members looking to incorporate more movement into their day through the prevention program, to acute injury recovery, to chronic pain sufferers, and those considering surgical interventions. Pairing advanced technologies and the expertise of the clinical care team, the Digital MSK Clinic delivers clinically validated, comprehensive care to support the physical, behavioral, and lifestyle needs of each member.
“We know there is an accessibility issue here in Vermont to see physical therapists, physicians, and health coaches,” says Dr. Tom Weigel, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont. “Your Hinge Health providers are licensed in the state of Vermont. The technology tablets with wearable sensors really expands access for our members and they can receive care virtually, anywhere.”
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 30 years, the company has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters we serve by offering innovative plans to individuals, older Vermonters, and businesses. Our employees are dedicated to new ways to support high-quality care, programs, and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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