Approximately one in ten people in the US are diabetic. In NYC, there is an estimated 200,000 adult New Yorkers who have diabetes but have not yet been diagnosed. In order to improve health care and outcomes, reduce costs, and address health disparities related to diabetes, over 60,000 New York City patients enrolled in the Health Homes initiative.
We leveraged NYS Medicaid Insurance data and the INSIGHT Network data to identify two groups of patients: one group of patients that have diabetes and are part of health homes, and a comparison group of patients that have diabetes but are not part of health homes. These findings enable and support public health policy as it relates to evaluating the efficacy of Affordable Care Act initiatives.