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Part 1. Impact on Management of Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
The technology assessment program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides technology assessments for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These technology assessments are used by CMS to inform its national coverage decisions for the Medicare program as well as provide information to Medicare carriers.
CMS, through AHRQ, requested the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to perform an evaluation of the evidence for the use of behavioral therapies for general medical disorders. This technology
assessment focuses on diabetes mellitus.
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Appendix A: Description of Health and Behavior Assessment/Intervention CPT codes
Appendix B: Search Strategies
Appendix C: Key to Figures Illustrating Effect Size
Appendix D: Evidence Tables
Prepared for AHRQ under Contract No. 290-02-0025. By David B. Matchar, M.D, Francis J. Keefe, Ph.D.,
Douglas C. McCrory, et al; Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, Center for Clinical Health Policy Research.
Current as of February 2004