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OA-4 Data Details

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OA-4 Increase the proportion of older adults who receive Diabetes Self-Management Benefits

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Medicare Administrative Data
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
Baseline (Year): 
2.0 (2008)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of Medicare beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with diabetes and for whom there is a Medicare claim for the diabetes self-management training service in the calendar year of interest


Number of Medicare beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with diabetes

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    The Diabetes Self-Management Benefit is designed to educate beneficiaries in the successful self-management of diabetes. It provides for 10 hours of initial training for a beneficiary who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Almost all U.S. citizens aged 65 and over are enrolled in Medicare.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 2.2 to 2.0 due to a change in programming. The target was adjusted from 2.4 to 2.2 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.