TITLE

Lower Healthcare Costs

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
FoodService Director;2/15/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with the efforts of Lenny DeMartino, general manager at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, promote or encourage healthy options in Highmark. A Highmark study published 2008 showed best practice evidence for the impact of Highmark's wellness program on healthcare costs. It highlighted a solid return on investment of $1.65 per every dollar spent. The biggest challenge posed by the program was having their guests buy-in to this culture change.
ACCESSION #
36459150

 

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