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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the health care system provides preventive services to Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, focusing on: (1) the extent to which Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes receive recommended levels of preventive and monitoring services; (2) what health maintenance organizations (HMO) that serve Medicare beneficiaries are doing to improve delivery of recommended diabetes services; and (3) what activities the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) supports to address these service needs for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes.

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