By: Linda Watts
Managed Healthcare magazine recently named Diabetes Treatment Centers of America (DTCA) as one of twelve award winners for innovative managed care leadership. Managed Healthcare, an industry magazine for managed care executives, health care providers and employers, based its award on DCTA’s ability to control costs and improve outcomes and quality for the patient, and on its public service initiatives during 1996.
DTCA operates diabetes treatment centers within hospitals and implements programs which assist managed health care companies, such as HMOs, in reducing overall cost and improving the quality of care for individuals with diabetes.
“We selected DTCA,” says Managed Healthcare’s editor-in-chief Timothy N. Troy, “because of its demonstrated reductions in hospitalizations and emergency department visits among patients with diabetes.”
According to Managed Healthcare, the hospital admission rate at DCTA institutions is 67.3 percent lower and emergency room utilization is 82.7 percent lower than the national average for diabetes-related health problems.
DTCA operates 70 centers around the United States. To get more information or find the one closest to you, call (800) 562-9803.