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June 1, 2023
Population Health
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Despite Medicare making strides toward improving access with expanded coverage criteria in recent years, experts in the field of endocrinology are speaking out on the importance of reaching underserved populations with the “potentially life-changing benefits” of CGM technology. In addition to expanded coverage eligibility, Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, noted that access to CGM must be simplified by making the technology more readily available in clinic and community settings. To support these efforts, Irl B. Hirsch, MD, called on the role of patient and provider education for driving appropriate uptake and utilization. Managed care and payer professionals will find these expert insights valuable for addressing disparities in diabetes care and outcomes among members affected by SDOH. 

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