The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) expanded model is a structured intervention with the goal of preventing type 2 diabetes in individuals with an indication of prediabetes. AADE is pleased to see Medicare’s continued focus on ensuring the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be a reimbursable benefit in 2018. We now know that supplier enrollment to become a MDPP supplier will be effective on January 1, 2018 and the furnishing of MDPP services within the expanded model will begin April 1, 2018. AADE is currently preparing services to assist programs through the process of CDC Recognition and DPP implementation as well as CMS application to become an MDPP Supplier.
AADE has reviewed the CMS proposed rule and finalized our responses to best represent diabetes educators and the AADE DPP model. We welcome you to join us in submitting your own comments.
Diabetes Prevention – A Covered Benefit. Last year, CMS announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) would be a covered benefit beginning in 2018. CMS received hundreds of comments, from both AADE and diabetes educators like you, regarding coverage of the National DPP, and took many of these into consideration when establishing the final rule. The 2018 Physician Fee Schedule is the second round of proposed rules that CMS has released. It is vital for each organization to review, consider and comment again for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule.
AADE Prevention Network. In 2017, AADE launched the AADE Prevention Network, taking tools that were being used by current programs operating within AADE’s in-person diabetes prevention delivery network, and making them available to any organization that is DPRP recognized and wanting to prepare for the MDPP benefit. Based on the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and CMS’s final ruling, we will continue to offer tools, resources, education and support along the way to assist programs in the delivery of the National DPP.