UnitedHealth Group and Walgreens say they’re teaming up with the YMCA on a program that will reimburse pharmacists and lifestyle coaches to help insured patients prevent and control diabetes.
Putting biases aside, isn’t this a great idea? What surprises me, no rubs me wrong, is that today’s healthcare providers (hospitals) can’t/won’t/don’t try programs like this (in more earnest). Maybe it’s a good thing on the disruptive innovation path (just sayin’). Kaiser (and select others) gets it right with their goal of keeping people out of the hospital.