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Research Roundup: Medically Tailored Meals; And Incentive Payments For Providers – Kaiser Health News

April 25, 2019

A retrospective cohort study was conducted using near/far matching instrumental variable analysis. Data from the 2011-2015 Massachusetts All-Payer Claims database and Community Servings, a not-for-profit organization delivering medically tailored meals (MTMs), were linked. The study was conducted from December 15, 2016, to January 16, 2019. Recipients of MTMs who had at least 360 days of preintervention claims data were matched to nonrecipients on the basis of demographic, clinical, and neighborhood characteristics.

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Researchers find fewer hospital and nursing home admissions among recipients of medically tailored meals – Medical Xpress

April 23, 2019

A new study led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, a physician and assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine, has found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending.

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Community Servings Advances ‘Food Is Medicine’ Movement with Publication of Study in JAMA Internal Medicine – Insurance News Net

April 22, 2019

Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, announced today the publication of a study in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine that provides strong new evidence linking medically tailored meal interventions to improved health outcomes and lower medical costs for high-need, high-cost patients.

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