Effects of the Medicare Modernization Act on Clinicians Involved in Diabetes Care

Leichter, Steven B.
January 2006
Clinical Diabetes;Winter2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
This article discusses the effects of the Medicare Modernization Act on clinicians who are involved in diabetes care. For the next few months, the federal government will implement changes in the U.S. Medicare system. Major changes to the current system include: the provision of a pharmacy benefit to eligible seniors and the encouragement of the organization of Medicare recipients into managed care plans.


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