Study: Health plans adopting diabetes-control programs

A new report from the National Business Coalition on Health suggests that health plans are increasingly adopting specialized programs to help diabetes patients manage their condition.

In a recent survey, which included 130 HMOs and PPOs across the U.S., researchers found that about 85 percent of health plans offer no-cost health promotion and wellness programs, and that 56 percent offer free biometric testing.

Two-thirds of respondents offered comparative disease-management tools, while 72 percent provided access to practitioner and/or hospital comparison tools on diabetes management.

To get more information from the report:
- read this Modern Healthcare article (reg. req.)

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