The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes. The clinical intervention consists of a minimum of 16 intensive “core” sessions of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved curriculum furnished over six months in a group-based, classroom-style setting that provides practical training in long-term dietary change, increased physical activity, and behavior change strategies for weight control. After the completing the core sessions, less intensive follow-up meetings furnished monthly help ensure that the participants maintain healthy behaviors. The primary goal of the expanded model is at least 5 percent weight loss by participants. The National DPP is based on the results of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study found that lifestyle changes resulting in modest weight loss sharply reduced the development of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for the disease.
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model Resource Page – a complete listing of the most recent documents outlining regulations to provide and receive reimbursement for MDPP.
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Fact Sheet – nice summary of all the steps involved to seek reimbursement
Medicare Reimbursement Application 2018- to apply for reimbursement, recognized prevention sites need to complete this application.
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