Wednesday, March 26, 2014

County looking into employee health care clinic that could save money

Knox County is looking into opening a chronic care clinic for its employees, a move officials say will lead to a more healthy and productive workforce and save the taxpayers money on insurance coverage.

Officials still want to talk more about the plan, but the county could begin the bidding process within the next month or so, and have the operation up and running by the end of the year. Officials say they want the center to offer "motivational face-to-face coaching," workers' compensation health services and lab screenings, among other services.

The clinic, which would include an on-site medication program, would be available to roughly 4,700 employees, spouses and their children. The plan would be to build a center or open one at an existing site and then have a third-party provide the services.

You can read the entire story and catch our television report right here.

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