Friday, May 27. 2011
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) recently released its fourth annual eValue8 report, which rates the nation's health insurance plans on their ability to prevent diabetes and provide affordable quality care for those who are already suffering from the disease, according to organization officials.
While the report found that America's health insurers have made progress, it also showed that there is still much work to be done to get the level of care up to snuff. While there have been no significant changes to strategies that are related to diabetes care, management of the disease is widely offered, as 88 percent of plans listed the service, according to the report's findings.
Andrew Webber, president and CEO of NBCH, warned that growing obesity rates will lead to more cases of diabetes. In light of the growing number of individuals who have been diagnosed with diabetes, the study can be a vital tool for employers that are in their search for group health insurance policies.
"Using information from eValue8, purchasers are holding their plans accountable to close quality of care gaps, engage their members and focus on preventing costly chronic conditions such as diabetes," he said.
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