Diabetes is a complex, costly and challenging condition—especially for Medicare Advantage members and the health plans who support them.

Not only are Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes up to 3X more likely to report fair or poor health than those without diabetes, they also average significantly more inpatient admissions.* It’s not surprising that Medicare has estimated diabetes accounts for 1 out of every 3 dollars it spends.**

Motivating members to manage their diabetes proactively is critical—but it can be a challenge. Most Medicare Advantage plans have initiatives in place to address the three Part C diabetes measures that help ensure members get the care they need. And while most plans perform well in at least one measure, few plans perform well in all three. No matter how your plan stacks up on the Part C diabetes measures, there’s always room for improvement.

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, here are 5 proven ways to motivate members with diabetes to close their care gaps— based on our experience with nearly 40 leading health plans and nearly 15 million members.


*Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, 2017 **American Diabetes Association, 2013


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