Overview of Key Findings
- In 2016, rural fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries represented 21.7% of the population diagnosed with diabetes, but only 2.7% of the population utilizing Diabetes Self-Management Training.
- Utilization of DSMT services in 2016 occurred in 76 rural counties and 309 urban counties.
- Average utilization rates of DSMT services were greater in rural counties than urban counties (5.5% vs. 2.5%).
This project was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement # U1CRH30041.
Rhudy, Christian; Schadler, Aric; and Talbert, Jeffery C., "Rural/Urban Disparities in Utilization of Diabetes Self-Management Training to the Fee-for-Service Medicare Population" (2020). Rural & Underserved Health Research Center Publications. 11.