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CMS set to expand diabetes prevention program to all Medicare beneficiaries

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Hoping to build upon the successes of a pilot diabetes prevention program, the federal government will move forward with its plan to expand the model to all Medicare beneficiaries. In that model, counselors helped coach individuals with high risk for developing type 2 diabetes to eat healthier and increase their physical activity. “We know that fewer people with diabetes saves patients and Medicare money because they use fewer expensive prescription drugs and have fewer hospital visits,” the CMS post says.

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