Assessment Of Barriers To The Delivery Of Medicare Reimbursed Diabetes Self-Management Education In Rural Areas

Date
09/2004
Description

Explores the barriers that rural practitioners face in providing diabetes education services to Medicare beneficiaries. Survey results from a random sample of ADA-recognized diabetes education facilities indicated that insufficient Medicare reimbursement, staffing, institutional support as well as the ADA recognition process all constituted barriers to diabetes self-management education in rural areas.

Center
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Authors
M. Paige Powell, Saundra Glover, Janice Probst, Sarah Laditka