An article published by the Associated Press, and featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle, discusses a recent shift in our healthcare system to focus on keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them once they become sick or wind up in the hospital. Realizing that a person’s health depends mostly on what happens outside of a doctor’s
visit, insurers are expanding what they pay for to include services such as rides to fitness centers, checking in with customers to help ward off loneliness, and medically
tailored meals from Community Servings.
Community Servings’ healthcare partners, including Commonwealth Care Alliance, who were also interviewed in this article, pay for about 20% of our meals. With our new research showing a 16% net reduction in healthcare costs for those receiving our meals, the number of insurers who cover our meals program is expected to rise over the next several years.
Read the full article, “Healthcare Industry Branches Into Fresh Meals, Rides to Gym” by the Associated Press.