Cracking Health Costs: Interview with Al Lewis

Al Lewis, inventor of “disease management” and Tom Emerick, former head of global benefit design at Walmart, have teamed up to write Cracking Health Costs: How to Cut Your Company’s Health Costs and Provide Employees Better Care a guidebook for businesses looking to save on health care expenses right away.

In this podcast interview, Al discusses the “snake oil” wellness industry, explains why an ounce of prevention is not worth a pound of cure, touts domestic medical tourism and describes how the disease management field has reacted to his earlier indictment of them: Why Nobody Believes the Numbers: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management.

As always, Al is informative and entertaining.

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