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June 1, 2015

Education and team-based care: The two essentials to providing effective chronic care.

In by Heather DelCarpini

Today, more Americans than ever are living and struggling with chronic health conditions. According to the CDC, roughly 70 percent of the population will die from a chronic disease and caring for those patients accounts for over 86 percent of the nation’s healthcare spending. A chronic condition, by its very definition, requires ongoing and attentive treatment by healthcare providers to …

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April 1, 2015

How new tech, treatments impact diabetes costs.

In by Heather DelCarpini

According to the Economic Cost of Diabetes study by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced productivity. Individuals with diagnosed diabetes incur an average in medical expenditures of about $13,700 per year, of which about $7,900 …