NYC considers ways to cut diabetes care costs

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

NEW YORK -- New York City is considering a plan that would require medical labs to report test results showing how individual patients are controlling their diabetes, according to the Associated Press. The goal of the proposed program is to reduce diabetes treatment costs -- about $5 billion a year -- by helping patients improve their disease management. The idea, however, is drawing ire from some who say it infringes on patients' privacy.