Community Servings study shows medically tailored meals reduce healthcare costs

A new study published by the journal Health Affairs, Community Servings medically tailored meals reduce healthcare cost by 16 percent. Funded by the AARP foundation and undertaken in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital and the community-based health plan Commonwealth Care Alliance, are the first to demonstrate how providing made-from- scratch, medically tailored meals to critically and chronically ill individuals can lead to fewer costly emergency department visits and hospital admissions. CEO of Community Servings said, “this rigorous study reinforces our belief that there is significant potential for improved health outcomes and cost savings in health plans cover medically tailored meals for patients with complex health issues”. In the last five years Community Servings has experienced a 40% growth in the demand for their medically tailored meals and often carries a waitlist of over 100 potential patients in need of meals. To learn more about Community Servings and read more on the Recipe for Health of Success click here.

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