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Short-Term Meals Programs Can Yield Long-Term Results

Sep 5, 2023
3:00 pm EDT
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About This Webinar

Blue Cross Complete of Michigan sought to address food instability as an unmet social determinant of health (SDOH) and help members better manage chronic conditions and avoid hospitalizations and readmissions through implementing a program of fully prepared home-delivered meals. An analysis of member claims data 9 months and 12 months after the meals intervention demonstrated reductions in emergency department and in-patient utilization, length of stay, and cost of care. Medication spend increased, indicating improved adherence.

We'll discuss our claims analysis 9 and 12 months after an intervention of home-delivered meals providing evidence for a lasting impact of a shorter term (average 45 meal) nutritional intervention.

Attendees Will Learn How To

  • Design an effective food-as-medicine intervention centered on fully prepared home-delivered meals
  • Develop a strategy to analyze claims to evaluate an intervention such as home-delivered meals
  • Analyze the impact that even a limited program of home-delivered meals can have on utilization, cost of care, and medication adherence


Cole Bradham, MHA

National Director, Medicaid & LTSS

Mom's Meals

Cole serves as the National Director of Medicaid and LTSS and is responsible for supporting strategic and enterprise partnerships at Mom’s Meals. He works with key partners to offer innovative solutions and program designs to effectively address health equity challenges and drive clinical outcomes for the high-risk populations. He also works to lead an initiative that focuses on care…

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Dena Austin, BSN, MPA

Market Clinical Director, Population Health

Blue Cross Complete of Michigan

Dena L. Austin, serves as the Market Clinical Director, Population Health and is responsible for oversight and management of care management/care coordination programs and operations. Dena is a registered nurse and nationally certified case manager, and brings over 21 years of healthcare experience with a robust background in Maternal/Child Health, Community/Public Health and Managed Care.

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