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what the Arche Healthcare CLUE® program can do for you.

The CLUE Program calculator was created to provide an illustration of the savings and ROI you can expect for your high-risk population of members with diabetes.

Our mutual goal is to reduce the incidence of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) and Lower Extremity Amputations (LEA) that drive tremendous costs of care. Members with diabetes who experience these complications are at risk of death and may suffer reduced quality of life and lost productivity.

Research shows that our goal can be accomplished by following a Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) program that includes the following:

  1. Annual Screening
  2. Patient Education
  3. Patient Daily Self Evaluation
  4. Footwear Selection
  5. Management of Foot Problems

The Arche Healthcare CLUE Program drives all of these.

Each member with diabetes will be encouraged to see a podiatrist in your network that is providing an annual Arche Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Examination (CDFE) that educates and activates them to engage in daily self-evaluation and use of therapeutic footwear when prescribed.

For those members at the highest risk of developing a DFU, the Arche Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program offers state of the art monitoring of two key metrics that allow for early intervention to reduce the risk of ulceration:

Skin moisture level.

  • Dry, cracked skin is not as elastic as moisturized skin, increasing the risk for developing cracks and fissures with can lead to wounds and infections.

Increased focal temperature on the plantar surface of the foot.

  • Indicative of inflammation, early detection of and intervention for inflammation can prevent a wound from developing, which saves the costly cascade of wound care, possible amputation, loss of productivity, disability and possibly even death.

This cycle of patient activation through a visually engaging Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Examination (CDFE) and easy-to-use tools to enable daily self-examination by the member contributes to the reduction of DFUs and LEAs.

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