A home-delivered meal can be more than just comfort food. It can lead to significant health care savings for people who are ill, their insurance providers, hospitals, and community members.
Project Angel Heart recently completed a study of health care claims data for our medically tailored meal recipients. One of our findings showed that total medical costs for clients with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or diabetes went down by an average of 24% while they were receiving meals. These cost savings ranged in value from $416 to $736 per month.
So, what does that mean for Colorado? We did the math. Continue reading