The Lifestyle Medicine Physician’s Case to Self-Insured Employers: A Business Model for Physicians, a Bargain for Companies

Published: May 14, 2019
Category: Bibliography
Authors: Mahima Gulati MD FACE, Mary Delaney MS PT CWP
Countries: USA
Language: English
Types: Care coordination, Care Management, Population Health
Settings: Health Plan


A majority of Americans have health care insurance through their employers, the cost for which is rising at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, higher expenditure on insurance has not translated into healthier employees. In this article, we present a value-based design plan for self-funded employers, administered by lifestyle medicine board-certified providers, which is purported to save money for employers and yet may demonstrate better health outcomes for employees by engaging them in evidence-based lifestyle interventions such as plant-based nutrition, regular physical activity and minimizing sedentary behaviors, sleeping well, tobacco cessation, and so on.

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