Yet, is this enough? The DMCB isn't all too sure because much of the legislative language directs the Secretary of HHS to make all this happen using the "shall' verb. Between here and there is a lot of regulatory language and a large number of moving pieces that could mean delays and poor execution. That, to paraphrase our Vice President, is also a big deal. DMCB is rooting for the HHS Secretary and giving the taxpayers their money's worth.
2. If randomized control trials show that case manager directed life-style interventions reduce the incidence of diabetes for persons at risk, why not cover this in Medicare and Medicaid?
3. And while this is a little different, while the Centers for Disease Control is charged with significant leadership responsibilities in the various working groups, why not ask it to lead the creation of a multi-faceted and state-of-the-art social media campaign in support of a national wellness agenda?