Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Expands Eligibility for Suppliers
In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), a national performance-based payment model offering a new approach to type 2 diabetes prevention in eligible Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes. For the first time, both traditional health care providers and community-based organizations can enroll as Medicare suppliers of health behavior change services. This innovative model promotes patient-centered care and continues to test market-driven reforms to drive quality of care and improve outcomes for America’s seniors, more than a quarter of whom have type 2 diabetes.
Eligible suppliers include clinics, hospitals and community-based organizations that have preliminary or full CDC recognition as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and apply to CMS for MDPP supplier status.