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CCA program cited in national news

July 23, 2018

Posted by Commonwealth Care Alliance

An Associated Press (AP) article on the healthcare industry that prominently mentions CCA was featured this week by news media across the nation.
The article, titled ”Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym” discusses how a few insurers, such as CCA, are becoming more focused on keeping patients healthy instead of waiting for them to become sick or require hospital admission. Describing CCA’s person-centered care, the article states, “Commonwealth Care Alliance pays for the delivery of meals low in both potassium and salt to Sister Jeanne Hubert, an 88-year-old nun who must watch her diet after heart valve surgery. For a recent midday meal, that meant roast beef and rice with a side of carrots. ‘I think it’s wonderful,’ Hubert said. ‘I never heard of that much help from an insurance company.’” 

The article quotes Dr. Lori Tishler, CCA’s VP of medical affairs, as saying, "For many people, taking care of their blood pressure or their diabetes is not particularly high on their list when they don't know where their next meal is coming from." CCA's meal delivery program provides medically tailored meals to members who have chronic health needs and are nutritionally vulnerable.

The complete article can be read here on the Associated Press website. The news outlets that have published the article to date are:
Associated Press
The New York Times
The Washington Post


 
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