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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program - Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program - Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services

Registration: Visit the MLN Event Registration website. Clarification [PDF, 192KB] The CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule includes the expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Model starting in 2018. During this call, CMS experts provide a high-level overview of the finalized policies. A question and answer session follows the presentation. The MDPP expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing progression to type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of pre-diabetes. Participants should review the final rule prior to the call. Target Audience:Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized Diabetes Prevention Program organizations; organizations interested in becoming MDPP suppliers, including existing Medicare providers/suppliers, community organizations, non-for-profits; associations, and advocacy groups focused on seniors or diabetes; and other interested stakeholders, including health plans, primary care/internal medicine specialties. For More Information: Visit the MDPP Expanded Model webpage. Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Beginning April 1, 2018 Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes who also have elevated body mass indices ( 25 kg/m2 and 23 kg/m2 in Asian populations) have a new benefit with coverage for diabetes prevention services. The coverage is for a year of in-person structured health behavior change sessions (set of services) that use an approved curriculum from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The services can only be provided by programs that are approved Medicare suppliers of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). Supplier enrollment began on January 1, 2018 to allow time for programs to complete the application process and prepare for providing services to beneficiaries on or after April 1, 2018. The MDPP provides opportunities for nutrition and dietetics practitioners to play an important role in diabetes prevention in the Medicare population in health care and community settings. There are various roles for nutrition and dietetics practitioners. The following pages are designed to help you understand the training requirements for MDPP lifestyle coaches, opportunities to integrate MDPP services into the continuum of care for diabetes and increase referrals for Medical Nutrition Therapy and other services, and requirements for becoming a Medicare supplier. Many private payers already cover diabetes prevention services. The payment methodology, billing codes, and requirements are different for the MDPP. Medicare will be using an Alternative Payment Model that is a performance-based payment methodology for the MDPP services. There are fifteen new G codes for the MDPP as well as attendance and weight loss benchmarks to earn maximum payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The CDC created the National Diabetes Prevention Program bas Continue reading >>

New Medicare Benefit Aims To Prevent Diabetes

New Medicare Benefit Aims To Prevent Diabetes

New Medicare Benefit Aims to Prevent Diabetes Program teaches participants healthy lifestyle habits by Barbara A. Gabriel, AARP , April 12, 2018|Comments: 0 Major risk factors for diabetes include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and often a family history of the disease. En espaol | If youre at risk of becoming one of the more than 25 percent of Americans age 65-plus with diabetes , you may be eligible for the new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) designed to help prevent prediabetic individuals from developing the disease. During the yearlong program, Medicare pays for prediabetic older adults to meet regularly in groups to learn and encourage one another to maintain healthy diets, good nutrition, and physical activity.For the first six months, participants attend 16 weekly sessions, after which they meet monthly. If participants meet the programs weight-loss goal of at least five percent of their weight,they are invited to attend an additional year of health-maintenance sessions. Held in local, informal settings, such as hospitals, community centers, YMCAs, and even grocery stores, sessions are facilitated by lifestyle coaches certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who teach participants how they can change their lifestyle habits to lower their risk of developing diabetes. Major risk factors for diabetes include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and often a family history of the disease. A blood glucose test can determine if you are prediabetic. You are eligible for MDPP if you are enrolled in Medicare Part B, are clinically overweight, and have elevated glucose levels that are not yet high enough to indicate diabetes. Your doctor can help you find a MDPP program near you. The program is based on agroundbreaking National Institutes Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (mdpp) - Frequently Asked Questions

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (mdpp) - Frequently Asked Questions

Innovation Center Home > Innovation Models > Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) - Frequently Asked Questions Below is a list of common questions the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has received about the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). The questions are grouped by topic: Recognition and enrolling in Medicare; billing and claims; MDPP set of services and beneficiary eligibility; coach requirements and supplier standards; and Medicare Advantage. Informationabout additional resources is also included on this page. For more information and supplier support materials, please visit the MDPP web page or email the MDPP team at [email protected] . How long does it take to obtain MDPP preliminary or full CDC recognition? It takes at least 12 months to obtain CDC Preliminary Recognition and up to 24 additional months to achieve Full Recognition. Preliminary recognition requires a submission of 12 months of data from a National DPP cohort. Full CDC recognition requires that organizations deliver the year-long diabetes prevention lifestyle change program with fidelity to all CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) Standards. This recognition status could be achieved within 36 months if all requirements are met. All requirements to achieve CDC Full Recognition status are listed in the CDC DPRP standards and include using a CDC-approved curriculum, meeting attendance-based requirements, and meeting standards related to the rate at which participants achieve the final 5 percent or more weight loss goal. When does MDPPInterim Preliminary Recognition become CDC Preliminary Recognition? Per CMS guidance, MDPP suppliers with MDPP Interim Preliminary Recognition automatically transit Continue reading >>

Ada Supports Launch Of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Ada Supports Launch Of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

ADA supports launch of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program The American Diabetes Association issued a statement of support following last weeks launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a first of its kind prevention program in Medicare that stands to serve as a model for other evidence-based community interventions. For more than a decade, the ADA has worked to ensure that evidence-based community prevention programs like the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) are accessible and affordable for Americans who need them, the organization noted in a press release. The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model is a structured behavior-change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes, according to CMS. This model is an expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) model program, which was tested through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Health Care Innovation Awards. This is a prime example of the importance of federal investment in prevention research and the translation of those findings, William T. Cefalu, MD, chief scientific, medical and mission officer of the ADA, said in the statement. With the launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, federal policy is working hand-in-hand with public health expertise to bring this groundbreaking prevention program to one of the nations most vulnerable populations. Nearly 50% of seniors enrolled in Medicare have prediabetes, and more than 25% of people aged at least 60 years have diabetes, according to the ADA. As Endocrine Today previously reported , the ADAs recent Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. study noted that the economic burden of diabetes grew by 25% between 2012 and 2 Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch Evidence-based community program is now available to Medicare beneficiaries ARLINGTON, Va. (April 2, 2018) Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). For more than a decade, the ADA has worked tirelessly to ensure that evidence-based community prevention programs like the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) are accessible and affordable for all Americans who need them. Americas seniors (65 years of age) are at greatly increased risk for type 2 diabetes with more than one in four people over the age of 60 living with diabetes. Additionally, nearly 50 percent of seniors in Medicare have prediabetes. As reported in our recent Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017 study, diagnosed diabetes costs the United States an estimated $327 billion annually, posing a significant threat to our nations health care system. By offering the MDPP to Medicare beneficiaries starting today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken a momentous step in preventing diabetes, improving seniors health, and tackling growing federal health care costs. It has been estimated that this evidence-based program could save $2,650 in health care costs per enrollee for the first five quarters of the program. Over time, as the MDPP gets underway, more seniors across the country will gain access to this successful, evidence-based community intervention. The ADA is eager to see the incidence of type 2 diabetes among seniors shrink and recognizes that progress will be gradual as community-based providers learn to navigate the Medicare system. Important factors, such as the technical assistance offered by CMS, wil Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expands Nationwide

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expands Nationwide

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model Expands Nationwide CMS is extending its Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program to include both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations. -The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has expanded its Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) nationwide. The program will now enroll both traditional healthcare providers and community-based organizations as Medicare suppliers of health behavior change services. The MDPP is a national performance-based model that offers a new approach to type 2 diabetes prevention in Medicare beneficiaries. One of the critical innovations in the MDPP is its method of care delivery and the new inclusion of community-based organizations. After achieving preliminary or full recognition through the CDC, community-based organizations can enroll in Medicare to provide evidence-based diabetes prevention services. 36% of Patients with Diabetes are Undiagnosed, Unmanaged This innovative model promotes patient-centered care and continues to test market-driven reforms to drive quality of care and improve outcomes for Americas seniors, more than a quarter of whom have type 2 diabetes, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote in a blog post. CMS recognizes that prevention is a critical part of creating an affordable healthcare system that puts patients first, and we encourage eligible suppliers to partner with us on this shared goal by participating in the national expansion of the MDPP. Verma noted that each year, the Medicare program spends more than $104 billion treating patients with the condition. If current trends continue, the number of adult patients with diabetes will increase approximately twofold by 2050, CMS states on the MDPP website. The MDPP model aims to change this. The pro Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (mdpp) Expanded Model

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (mdpp) Expanded Model

Background Diabetes affects more than 25 percent of Americans aged 65 or older, and its prevalence is projected to increase approximately two-fold for all U.S. adults (ages 18-79) by 2050 if current trends continue. We estimate that Medicare spent $42 billion more in the single year of 2016 on beneficiaries with diabetes than it would have spent if those beneficiaries did not have diabetes; per-beneficiary, Medicare spent an estimated $1,500 more on Part D prescription drugs, $3,100 more for hospital and facility services, and $2,700 more in physician and other clinical services for those with diabetes than those without diabetes (estimates based on fee-for-service, non-dual eligible, over age 65 beneficiaries). Fortunately, type 2 diabetes can usually be delayed or prevented with health behavior changes. The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model is a structured behavior change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes. This model is an expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) model test, which was tested through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Health Care Innovation Awards. The final rule establishing the expansion was finalized in the Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule published in November 2016. On November 2, 2017, CMS issued the CY 2018 PFS final rule, which established policies related to the set of MDPP services, including beneficiary eligibility criteria, the MDPP payment structure, and supplier enrollment requirements and compliance standards aimed to enhance program integrity. The MDPP Expanded Model The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded model is a structured intervention with t Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which finalizes policies to implement the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model starting in 2018. The expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing progression of type II diabetes in individuals with an indication of pre-diabetes. The CY 2018 PFS includes the MDPP payment structure as well as enrollment requirements and supplier compliance standards. The effective date for furnishing services is April 1, 2018. MDPP suppliers may begin enrolling on January 1, 2018, through a new MDPP-specific enrollment application, which will be available prior to January 1, 2018. Screening individuals that will be furnishing the MDPP services will be identified as coaches on the MDPP-specific form. Suppliers must meet and remain in compliance with several standards as a condition of initial and ongoing enrollment as a Medicare Supplier, including but not limited to: Suppliers may not be terminated from Medicaid Suppliers may not deny access to MDPP services, except in certain circumstances Suppliers must respond to beneficiary complaints reasonably and timely Submit evaluation crosswalk file upon request Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment Is Now Open

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment Is Now Open

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment is Now Open by Darlene S. Davis , Amanda Makki , Macy L. Flinchum As of January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began enrolling suppliers in its new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). If successfully enrolled prior to April 1, 2018, MDPP suppliers may begin furnishing and billing for services under the MDPP program as of that date. [1]The MDPP model is an expansion of CMSs Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) model tested under the authority of Section 1115A of the Social Security Act. CMS first introduced the MDPP expanded model in its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 (2017 Final Rule). [2]In the MPFS final rule for CY 2018 (2018 Final Rule), CMS finalized additional program guidance and implementation information, including implementing supplier standards and enrollment requirements and establishing payment rates. [3]Recently, CMS released the new enrollment application form [4]for MDPP suppliers and subregulatory guidance on the enrollment process. [5] In the United States, type 2 diabetes affects over 25 percent of individuals age 65 and over, and its prevalence is projected to double for all adults ages 18-79 by 2050 if current trends continue. [6]Given the substantial health care costs expended in treating diabetes and related comorbidities, the goal of the MDPP is to test a method of preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes in hopes of decreasing the incidence rate of type 2 diabetes and ultimately cutting health care costs by creating a healthier population. MDPP seeks to prevent diabetes through a structured behavioral chan Continue reading >>

Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Rolls Out

Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Rolls Out

Expanded Medicare diabetes prevention program rolls out Expanded Medicare diabetes prevention program rolls out The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is in the fourth day of an innovative new diabetes prevention program that aims to save lives and as much as $182 million over 10 years by linking with community partners. Healthcare settings, including skilled nursing facilities, can also offer the program, which accepts Medicare beneficiaries with high body-mass indexes or other risk factors for developing diabetes. Nutritionists and dietitians play an important role in the program, which can be offered in approved health care and community settings. Nutritionists expect the program will create a better continuum of care for diabetes and increase referrals for medical nutrition therapy. But CMS has also certified lifestyle coaches who work in non-clinical settings, many with little to no previous Medicare experience. Under a pay-for-performance model, all providers will be reimbursed based on patient attendance and weight loss benchmarks. The CDC created the National Diabetes Prevention Program based on the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program Randomized Control Trial. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation conducted a DPP model test that demonstrated cost effective risk reduction when lay health workers delivered the CDC-approved curriculum in YMCAs. In a 15-month period, the pilot saved about $2,650 per person enrolled. CMS ultimately decided not to offer an online version of the program, which started Sunday. This has left some concerned about access. America's Health Insurance Plans called on CMS to expand it so that beneficiaries can participate in virtual settings. The American Diabetes Association says more than 50% of people on Medicare ha Continue reading >>

Refer Medicare Patients For Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Refer Medicare Patients For Free Diabetes Prevention Program

Refer Medicare Patients for Free Diabetes Prevention Program This year, beginning April 1, our Medicare patients will be able to attend programs to help prevent diabetes. These programs are certified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are paid for by Medicare. They last 16 sessions and are based on the model used in the Diabetes Prevention Program.[ 1 ] Thus, we know that this model works. Although we also know that online programs can be effective, at the moment, Medicare will only pay for in-person programs. I believe that this is an important benefit for our patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and let me expand a bit further. In the Diabetes Prevention Program, they actually showed that older patients were somewhat better than younger patients at adhering to lifestyle changes. Even though we may believe that you can't teach old dogs new tricks, the older participants defied this. We saw the same thing in the Look AHEAD Study[ 2 ]; you can help patients change some of their lifestyle habits. In the Diabetes Prevention Program, people did not have to lose 50 pounds. They only had to lose 7% to 10% of their body weight and keep it off to prevent the progression to diabetes. Indeed, I do not want older patients to lose too much weight. There is a natural weight loss that occurs with aging. I want patients to change their health habits. If they can eat a little better, walk a little more, get some exercise, I believe that is a win-win. I do not want people to try to lose lots of weight or start running marathons. By and large, that can lead to injury. What I would like people to do is to start moving more, to exercise a bit more. That is good for a variety of reasons, not only for diabetes prevention but in terms of joint pain, gene Continue reading >>

Aarp - New Diabetes Prevention Program Covered Under Medicare Part B

Aarp - New Diabetes Prevention Program Covered Under Medicare Part B

New Diabetes Prevention Program Covered under Medicare Part B Nearly half (48 percent) of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have pre-diabetes, meaning their blood sugar levels are high enough to put them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes . Diabetes is associated with a host of health complications , including stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and even amputations of the legs and feet. Whats more, diabetes is costly. In 2013, diabetes cost the U.S. health system over $100 billion more than the cost for many other chronic conditions like heart disease, low back and neck pain, and depression. The prevalence of pre-diabetes among older adults coupled with the staggering costs associated with diabetes heightens the importance of prevention among Medicare beneficiaries. Fortunately, the federal government has stepped in with a proven solution. Starting next month, Medicare will begin paying qualified providers to deliver the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), an evidence-based set of services aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes. The program improves health and also has been shown to save Medicare an estimated $2,650 in health care costs per enrollee, more than the cost of the program. Beneficiaries who qualify for the MDPP must attend at least 16 sessions in the first six months with a trained coach who guides them through a core curriculum approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, followed by six months of monthly maintenance sessions. The year-long curriculum teaches healthy eating habits, tips for losing weight and keeping it off, and offers strategies to increase exercise. Medicare will cover an additional year of maintenance sessions if beneficiaries achieve weight loss and attendance goals . Th Continue reading >>

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Gets Off To Slow Startkaiser Health News

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Gets Off To Slow Startkaiser Health News

New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout Judith Graham Navigating Aging Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S.But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could help millions of people, is getting off to a rocky start, according to interviews with nearly a dozen experts.In all but a few locations, experts said, Medicares new prevention program a yearlong series of classes about healthy eating, physical activity and behavioral change for people at high risk of developing diabetes isnt up and running yet. And theres no easy way (no phone number or website) to learn where its available.A Medicare spokesman declined to indicate where the diabetes program is currently available, saying only that officials had approved three providers to date.In a first for Medicare, community organizations such as YMCAs and senior centers will run the program, not doctors and hospitals. But many sites are struggling with Medicares contracting requirements and are hesitant to assume demanding administrative responsibilities, said Brenda Schmidt, acting president of the Council for Diabetes Prevention and chief executive officer of Solera Health, a company that assembles provider networks.Medicare Advantage plans, an alternative to traditional Medicare run by private insurance companies, are now required to offer the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program to millions of eligible members. But they arent doing active outreach because there are so few program sites available.Its too early to discuss how Medicare Advantage plans will handle implementation given uncer Continue reading >>

April 1 Brings Day One Of The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, And Challenges For Health Plans

April 1 Brings Day One Of The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, And Challenges For Health Plans

April 1 Brings Day One of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, and Challenges for Health Plans Some Medicare Advantage plans may not be fully ready for the requirements of this history-making preventive service. Sixteen years after a National Institutes of Health study showed it worked, and 2 years after the CMS actuary said it could save millions of dollars, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) launches today, making history in the way CMS fights a disease that accounts for $1 in every $3 spent in Medicare. First, an evidence-based preventive service will be expanded to all beneficiaries at no cost, which means every Medicare Advantage plan must have a way to offer it to members under CMS rules. Second, community groups with nonclinical providers, such as the Y-USA, can be paid to offer the plan through medical claims instead of grants. The American Journal of Managed Care spoke on Friday with Brenda Schmidt, founder and CEO of Solera Health, a company that serves as an integratorthe only one of its kindto provide technology, regulatory, and support services that will allow community programs, health systems, and Medicare Advantage plans meet CMS requirements. At the same time, Solera touches the consumer, connecting those interested in the DPP with a program best suited to their needs. The company adds Medicare DPP to its network after years of working with commercial plans, community groups, digital providers, and other network participants. Its been a busy time leading up to April 1. Weve been doing a lot of testing, Schmidt said. There are so many new administrative requirements, and new CPT [Current Procedural Terminology] codes. And there were still Medicare Advantage plans calling over the past week, unsure if their steps to meet CMS requirements Continue reading >>

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