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Health care systems turn to a ‘new’ old medicine: healthy food – Mass Live

June 23, 2019

On Tuesday, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, and Community Servings, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers medically tailored meals to sick people at home, released the first Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan.

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Provision of medically-tailored meals linked with lower admissions and medical spending – 2 Minute Medicine

April 30, 2019

Study Rundown: Nutrition and diet are major contributors to maintaining health, and have an impact on clinical outcomes of chronic diseases such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, and renal disease. The development of medically-tailored meal (MTM) programs has sought to improve overall health for medically complex individuals by providing prepackaged meals developed by dieticians to optimize the impact of diet on health maintenance.

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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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