The correlation between clinical outcomes and health care costs is direct, proximate, measured, and substantial. Average annual per patient cost savings for Diabetes Care Group clients have consistently been between $6,000 and $8,000. Diabetes Care Group produces its results on a contract basis for less than what a commercial payer would reimburse for equivalent services on a fee-for-service basis.
While focused on diabetes, Diabetes Care Group produces comparable outcomes and results across other key measures of metabolic health, including systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, and body mass index. The improvements in the other metabolic outcomes have independent economic value in addition to the reductions in other health care costs resulting from the effective management of diabetes.
The Diabetes Care Group clinical and business model is portable, reproducible, and scalable without compromising its clinical integrity or ability to achieve essential outcomes. Central to this is Diabetes Care Group’s proprietary software that collects, manages, and correlates clinical outcomes with actual and historic health care costs of its patients. The software functions as a reporting engine and data registry as well as a decision support, quality management, and investigational tool. Its interfaces permit it to operate as part of any existing electronic health record and/or management information system.