Everything's bigger in Texas

April 2010
Employee Benefit News;Apr2010, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p30
The article focuses on the cost effectiveness of using a specialty provider, Diabetes America, to monitor and treat diabetes of employees in Texas, based on a study from Aetna. The study involved three school boards and a county. Fewer inpatient days and emergency room (ER) visits are credited for lower costs in the Diabetes America group by the third year. Costs related to absenteeism, productivity, disability and death claims are excluded from the study.


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