Diabetes Care Management Becoming an Increased Priority for Health Insurers across New England

New England Health Plan Analysis Now Available from HealthLeaders-InterStudy

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that diabetes care management is becoming an increased priority for health insurers across New England. According to the recent New England Health Plan Analysis, the rising cost of diabetes management is pushing insurers to search for ways to lower costs.

The report finds that health plans are beginning to move beyond the traditional approaches to diabetes disease management, such as reliance on case managers, and are instead focusing on medication therapy management programs for both pre-diabetic and diabetic patients. As health plans stress the importance of physicians’ involvement in patient care management for diabetics, pharmaceutical companies will see a boost in sales of prescription maintenance drugs.

“Across New England, in an effort to combat the rising costs of diabetes care, more carriers have embraced a holistic view of diabetes management, looking at the full health spectrum to elevate members' health status,” said Ric Gross, senior market analyst with HealthLeaders-InterStudy. “As such, utilization management will become a key focus for health plans throughout New England with continued emphasis on quantity limits and generic substitution. Drugs that can exhibit greater patient compliance have the best chance of success.”

Other topics highlighted in the recent New England Health Plan Analysis include:

  • Medical loss ratio rules across the region and how individual states are impacted
  • The roll-out of new products in Massachusetts after the state’s tough year financially
  • How insurers are dealing with the rising cost of breast cancer drugs

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