The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

The Number: 23 Million People Estimated to have Prediabetes; Prevention is a Growing Priority of Medicare

Beyond the estimated 30 million people who have diabetes is another 23 million estimated to have prediabetes – defined as elevated blood sugar levels putting them at heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A subset of the 23 million are those on Medicare....
The Number: 3% of Medicare Beneficiaries Represent 25% of Medicare Expenditures

The Number: 3% of Medicare Beneficiaries Represent 25% of Medicare Expenditures

Just 3 percent of Medicare beneficiaries represent 25 percent of Medicare expenditures. According to a Bloomberg BNA report on June 18, even with this sizable share of funds, the three percent, made up of the advanced illness population, isn’t properly cared for by...