Taking on Diabetes: Proven Prevention Methods Get Payers' Attention

Amid increasing evidence that healthcare researchers have figured out how to prevent diabetes among those most at risk, public and private payers are showing an inclination to pay for that kind of preventive counseling and assistance.

Research also indicates that technology may be able to provide cost-effective assistance in implementing what has become the gold standard for diabetes prevention—the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Much of the activity enrolling high-risk people into the program is driven by three large organizations: HHS' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the not-for-profit YMCA of the USA and a division of for-profit UnitedHealth Group.

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Source: ModerHealthcare.com