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Clarification of National Standards for Individual Practitioners

Clarification of National Standards Permitting Qualified RDs, RNs, or Pharmacists to Individually Furnish Diabetes Self-Management Training Services.

What Does Medicare Reimburse for DSME in Your Area?

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DSMT Reimbursement Tips

The accreditation process through AADE is essential to obtain Medicare reimbursement for DSMT. However, it is a separate process and does not guarantee Medicare payment. In addition to the accreditation process, a DSMT program should do the following:
  • Sponsoring organization must have an NPI number as well as be enrolled as a Medicare provider for services other than DSM
    • NPI application forms: or for paper application, call 800-465-3203.
    • If new to Medicare, need to submit Form 855I to enroll as a Medicare provider (obtain forms through local Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC))
    • DME/Pharmacy providers must also enroll as a Part B provider to bill for DSMT service
  • Must submit notice of AADE accreditation to local Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)
  • Confirm that the HCPCS codes for billing DSMT are loaded in billing system (G0108 and G0109)
  • Submit accreditation notice to contracted commercial payers and verify that DSMT codes G0108 and G0109 are included in contract.
  • If off-site locations are added to accredited program, follow process and recommended steps included on AADE website.
  • Consider purchasing reimbursement resources such as AADE’s “Navigating the Maze: Overcoming the Obstacles to Reimbursement for Diabetes Self-management”
  • Members of AADE can seek additional information from the AADE “Reimbursement Expert” located in our Member Center. Please review the FAQs first because your question may have already been answered. 

ICD-10-CM Codes

ICD (International Classification of Diseases) codes are used by physicians and medical coders to assign medical diagnoses and report inpatient procedures. The ICD-9 code sets were replaced by ICD-10 code sets on October 1, 2015.


AADE has policies and procedures relating to the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. The policies provide specific information that help to clarify aspects of the various requirements and processes relating to such issues as site visits, reaccreditation, appeals and complaints.

AADE7 System - Online Tracking System

AADE accredited programs have access to tools that allow diabetes education programs to track and report their patients' behavior change and clinical indicators.

National Collaboration to Increase Access to Sustainable Diabetes Self-Management Education

DSME is a proven linchpin of diabetes care, but not all people with diabetes have access. In response, the CDC is collaborating with health departments and diabetes organizations to develop a DSME guide titled, Key Drivers.

This tool identifies four key drivers:

  1. DSME programs;
  2. Payers and payment mechanisms;
  3. Referral policies and practices/health care systems;
  4. People with diabetes willing to attend DSME programs.

Diabetes State Burden Toolkit

Use this tool from the CDC to report on the health, economic, and mortality burden of diabetes in your state.

Diabetes Education Curriculum: Guiding Patients to Successful Self-Management

Based upon the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors framework, the curriculum supports diabetes educators in their efforts to help people with diabetes and related conditions learn to make daily decisions about self-care that will have a positive impact on their clinical outcomes and overall health status.

Download the Physician Referral Form:

The Diabetes Services Order Form is available in an electronic format.

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