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Government looks to control spending on diabetes care

The Tennessean, January 7, 2008
In 2006, Medicare and its beneficiaries spent $1.24 billion on diabetes-related supplies, costs that the government hopes to rein in. Beginning this summer with 10 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, Medicare will launch a system that involves paying a select group of suppliers a flat fee for each item. Suppliers will bid on Medicare's business, and the system will eventually be rolled out nationwide.