|Will Diabetes Meet Its Match In P4P?
As diabetes continues to run rampant throughout the
U.S., more healthcare professionals are counting on P4P incentives that
reward improved disease management to stop the surge.
Excess medical expenses and reduced productivity due to
diabetes costs the U.S. economy more than $174 billion annually,
according to a plethora of published reports on the subject.
The latest findings adds "significant new information to
our understanding of the total burden diabetes mellitus puts on our
society," said Journal Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean,
Jefferson School of Population Health (Philadelphia, Pa.).; and Dr.
Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon, Professors.
Excessive use of medical services by adults with
diabetes could be reduced if physicians adhered to evidence-based
clinical guidelines that can improve diabetes care. The report by Dr.
Thomas Foels and Sharon Hewner, RN, PhD, from Independent Health
Association (Buffalo, NY), "Integrating Pay-for-Performance with
Educational Strategies to Improve Diabetes Care," demonstrated just
Population Health Management is a peer-reviewed
journal published bimonthly in print and online that reflects the
expanding scope of healthcare management and quality.
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