Update on Diabetes Prevention Program Seeks Progress on Referrals, ReimbursementAugust 19th 2018
Three federal officials discussed the status of research, payer coverage, and referrals for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, as well as the rollout of the Medicare program for eligible seniors.
Finding the Golden Opportunity in Becoming a Diabetes e-EducatorAugust 18th 2018
The rise of digital health alongside the transformation of reimbursement from fee-for-service to value-based care is allowing patients to fully participate in their own care, according to a leader with one of the top digital health companies in diabetes care.
Payment Reform Reveals Value of Diabetes Educators in Driving Down Healthcare Costs, Joslin's Gabbay SaysAugust 17th 2018
Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP, chief medical officer and senior vice president at Joslin Diabetes Center, said health systems need people with the skill sets that diabetes educators possess to make the transition to a reimbursement system based on quality, prevention, and eliminating costs.
Obesity Bias Affects Coverage, and Consumer PerceptionsAugust 15th 2016
While there has been some recent progress, bias pervades healthcare when it comes to obesity treatment. This gives patients less access to care than they receive for other chronic conditions, even though obesity causes some of those conditions.
AADE Seeks to Tap Existing Network to Deliver Diabetes Prevention ProgramAugust 15th 2016
More than 3500 sites offer diabetes self-management education, and speakers at the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators discussed how this system could be engaged to bring the Diabetes Prevention Program to all 50 states.
Understanding Rights Key to Helping Children Manage Diabetes at SchoolAugust 14th 2016
Despite recent progress by advocates, children with type 1 diabetes still face discrimination at school. A panel at the meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators spelled out what laws apply, what plans schools must have, and how certified diabetes educators can help allay fears and misunderstanding.
Coordinating Diabetes Care on a Payer's BehalfAugust 13th 2016
Payers are making investments in care coordination to halt the overuse of services and medication. Certified diabetes educators (CDEs) are ideal candidates for this role, since so much of high healthcare spending is due to chronic disease.
Test of CDEs in Primary Care Under Endo Guidance "Better Than Any New Drug," Researcher SaysAugust 13th 2016
A study found that certified diabetes educators embedded in a primary practice, while consulting with an endocrinologist, were able to dramatically improve A1C in a short time by overcoming clinical inertia.
Overcoming Barriers to Diabetes Education by Bringing It Closer to HomeAugust 13th 2016
Getting diabetes self-management education within reach of the target audience means putting trainers into primary care practices. A program from the University of Washington shows how to transport lessons from an academic center into local clinics.
Using Care Coordination to Improve Health of "Messy" Diabetes PatientsAugust 13th 2016
The importance of care coordination and the role of diabetes educators in the primary care practice is a theme of the 2016 meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, taking place in San Diego, California.