TABLE 2.

Comparison of Prescription Fills and Specialist Visits Between Populations* Living in and Outside of MUAs in 2017

Prescriptions Filled to at Least an 80% Supply in 2017
Metformin, %Insulin, %Other Diabetes Medications, %Endocrinologist Visits
MUA25.38.622.79.5
Non-MUA25.88.120.912.2
Difference, %–269–22
  • * Populations consist of UnitedHealthcare members with type 2 diabetes enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. See Supplementary Table S2 for ICD-10 codes and definitions used in claims analysis.

  • Considers members with diabetes with at least one endocrinologist visit claim in 2017.