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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Collaborates with Propeller Health to Support Consumers with COPD

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Propeller Health's digital medicines allow Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield consumers to better manage COPD symptoms

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) today announced the
rollout of an innovative new program, with Propeller Health's
collaboration, to help improve health outcomes for Ohio consumers
enrolled in Anthem's Medicare Advantage health plans who have chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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The digital medicine consists of small sensors that easily attach to consumers' existing inhalers. The sensors are paired with a mobile app to automatically track medication use and provide personal feedback and insights that help individuals manage and cope with symptoms. (Photo: Business Wire)

Propeller's leading digital medicines for COPD and asthma management
consists of small sensors that easily attach to consumers' existing
inhalers. The sensors are paired with a mobile app to automatically
track medication use and provide personal feedback and insights that
help individuals manage and cope with symptoms.

Anthem's care management team will also use Propeller's online provider
portal to help understand consumers' progress in managing their COPD,
providing more targeted, personalized care and treatment. Consumers need
a history of at least one emergency room visit or hospitalization caused
by COPD to be eligible for this program.

"There's currently no cure for COPD, but much can be done to help
consumers treat the disease," said Linda Hotchkiss, MD, Managing Medical
Director, Anthem's Medicare Advantage Central Region. "This
collaboration between Anthem and Propeller gives individuals access to
connected care technology that will help them more easily manage their
COPD, in order to help them have a better quality of life. Anthem will
continue to focus on improving consumers' healthcare experience by
increasing access to high-quality, meaningful solutions."

Almost sixteen million Americans suffer from COPD and millions more are
unaware they have the disease, according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

"We're excited to partner with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio
to bring the benefits of digital medicine to Anthem's consumers who
suffer from COPD," said David Van Sickle, Propeller Co-Founder and CEO.
"The insights and feedback from our platform help people suffering from
COPD control their symptoms and strengthen the relationship with their
care providers."

Anthem's care management team will begin working this summer with
providers and eligible consumers to start enrollment.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO plan with a Medicare
contract. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a
Medicare contract and a contract with the Ohio Medicaid program. Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract.
Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield depends on contract
renewal.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community
Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance
Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are
registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional
information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio is available
at www.anthem.com.
Also, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/anthembcbs
and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.

About Propeller Health

Propeller Health is a leading digital therapeutics company dedicated to
the development and commercialization of measurably better medicines.
Propeller creates products to more effectively treat disease and improve
clinical outcomes for patients across a range of therapeutic areas
through connectivity, analytics, and companion digital experiences. The
Propeller platform is used by patients, physicians and healthcare
organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.propellerhealth.com.

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