FitWorks® Rewards helps small group employers have a healthier workforce
For nearly 30 years, Independent Health has been providing employers throughout Western New York with the tools, resources and expertise they need to motivate their employees to take charge of their health. One of the key ways we do this is by offering FitWorks® Rewards, a wellness program that is included with all of our small group products at no additional cost. Plus, Independent Health manages the entire program, meaning employers don’t have to do anything.
Choosing Wisely: When less is more in health care
by Michael Merrill, MD, MS, MBA, Medical Director, Clinical Performance Management, Independent Health
Health care costs continue to rise, approaching 20% of the total Gross Domestic Product in the United States. More than $800 billion dollars of that spending is wasteful. Studies have also found that an unnecessary service is provided in 1 out of every 5 doctor visits. In fact, certain medical tests and treatments can do more harm than good.
Palliative care services benefit both patients and their families
Independent Health is pleased to offer a palliative care program that is available to Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Self-Funded members who reside within the eight counties of Western New York. Interested individuals may self-refer themselves for this program.
Plenty of ways to stay fit and active this summer
As a way to improve the overall health of our community, Independent Health and the Independent Health Foundation are proud to partner with various local organizations and businesses to offer summer programs and activities that encourage people to adopt healthy behaviors. For example: