Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Young People: A Matter of National Concern | Page 2

A claims data review suggests new approaches are needed for prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population.
Published Online: June 27, 2017
Robin Gelburd, JD
  By addressing obesity in the pediatric population, we have an opportunity to avoid much greater burdens in the future. And by addressing T2D in the same population, we have a chance to minimize the complications that can arise from inadequate management of this disease.

Author information:

Robin Gelburd, JD, is the president of FAIR Health, New York, New York, a national, independent nonprofit with the mission of bringing transparency to healthcare costs and insurance reimbursement. FAIR Health oversees the nation’s largest collection of healthcare claims data, which includes a repository of more than 23 billion billed medical and dental procedures that reflect the claims experiences of 150 million-plus privately insured individuals and separate data representing the experiences of more than 55 million individuals enrolled in Medicare.

Certified by CMS as a Qualified Entity, FAIR Health receives all of Medicare Parts A, B, and D claims data for use in nationwide transparency efforts. Ms. Gelburd has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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