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While many payers, and the Blues in particular, have invested in digital health startups, a new agreement will pair Horizon with a company whose philosophy rejects the operating mentality of most insurers.
A group that represents both community-based and virtual providers finds many issues with CMS' proposal for Medicare's Diabetes Prevention Program.
As physicians treat patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol more aggressively with PCSK9 inhibitors and high-efficacy statins, a test that is more accurate at lower levels is essential.
Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, said the patients he's seeing in his wound clinic are getting younger, suggesting that the challenge of preventing complications from peripheral artery disease will increase.
There are positive signs among the youngest children in states where adult obesity rates are highest, but the challenge is to continue that progress as these children get older.
More than 100 million adults don't have dental coverage, which is not an essential health benefit even though data show rising numbers of emergency department cases related to dental problems. A Michigan experiment shows a possible solution, but even the study's author said it is not a panacea.
The standards warn that too few people with diabetes or prediabetes have access to programs that would help them.
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