Mercer named Bruce Hochstadt, a physician, the senior leader of its health and productivity management practice, the company announced.
Hochstadt will be responsible for developing consulting products for work-site clinics and is based in Chicago, Mercer said in a news release. Hochstadt served previously as the national health management practice leader at Buck Consultants and has developed models of work-site-clinic utilization, savings and outcomes. In 2007, 14% of large employers used work-site clinics to offer primary care and nonoccupational health services, Mercer said.
New York-based Mercer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., provides online management tools, consulting and outsourcing services.