Episode 41 – Bill Snyder | Virta Health

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Topics:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Medication Reduction
  • Diabetes Reversal
  • Nutritional Ketosis
  • Clinical Trials
  • Performance-Based Reimbursement
  • Increased access to care
  • Cost Savings

In this episode, Michael introduces you to Bill Snyder, Vice President for Enterprise Partnership Health Plans at Virta Health. Join us as we discuss Virta Health’s mission to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 Million people by 2025 and how they are accomplishing this.

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode:

  • Bill’s healthcare leadership experience and what inspired him to become a part of Virta Health
  • The issues our healthcare delivery system faces as it pertains to misaligned incentives and a lack of price and quality transparency
  • How Virta Health is using food as medicine instead of the traditional approach of additional medications
  • Virta’s definition of diabetes reversal is maintaining a sub-diabetic HbA1c below 6.5%, with the elimination of all diabetic medications, except for metformin
  • What nutritional ketosis is and how a low carb lifestyle impacts a person with diabetes
  • 60% of individuals in the clinical trial reversed their diabetes, 94% of participants either fully eliminated or reduced their insulin levels and 12% lowered BMI and sustained their progress
  • How long it takes to get most patients to sub-diabetic levels and off medication
  • How Individuals receive a specific care team for the duration of their participation in the program including a Virta employed physician and health coach
  • Frequency and type of patient interactions with their care team
  • How individuals receive durable medical equipment and use a mobile app to interact with the care team and track their data
  • Why Virta Health’s speed of impact and aligned incentives have resulted in 90% engagement and retention in the first year
  • How Virta Health uses a performance-based fee structure, guaranteeing results for actual patient results
  • How Virta interacts with primary care providers
  • Type of savings the Virta Health program can achieve for an employer
  • Types of employers that Virta is currently working with
  • Virta Health’s website and contact information https://www.virtahealth.com/

About the Host, Michael Menerey

Michael Menerey is a Senior Vice President and Benefits Consultant with one of the largest Employee Benefits Brokerage & Consulting firms in the country. He is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice and works in the Los Angeles office.

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