«Virta is available this month to all Blue Shield of California members enrolled in preferred provider organization plans for individual and family, fully insured, self funded and Medicare Advantage. The payer has been working with Virta since 2019 when the digital health company joined Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution, a platform of digital lifestyle apps.»

«Blue Shield of California is expanding its relationship with diabetes care company Virta Health by adding it to the payer’s statewide provider network for 2023, the health plan announced Tuesday.»

«Denver, Colorado-based Virta Health’s platform aims to help people reverse type 2 diabetes. Users get a personalized diet program and a coach, and use monitoring devices and an app to track metrics like blood glucose levels and blood pressure. About 5 to 7% of Blue Shield of California’s members have type 2 diabetes, according to Angie Kalousek-Ebrahimi, senior director of lifestyle medicine at the health plan.»

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