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State Innovation Model (SIM) Proxy Measure: Diabetes

March 2017


Consumers, Providers, Researchers, Population Health, Insurance Department, Medicaid


Cost, Quality, Health, Pharmacy, Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare


Tracey Campbell

The Center For Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) analyzed diabetes in adults aged 18-75 across the nation with a special focus on those in Colorado. Analyzing data collected by the Colorado all-payer claims database (APCD), they found the majority of Coloradans with diabetes receive the recommended Glycohemoglobin testing for glucose control each year. However, a significant number of individuals with diabetes across the nation may not. It is important for programs and providers to continue to focus on improving the quality of care for diabetics and to provide outreach interventions to entire populations.