About the AADE Diabetes Prevention Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 86 million adults (one in three) in the U.S. have prediabetes. The National DPP brings an evidence-based Lifestyle Change Program for preventing type 2 diabetes to local communities.

In 2012, CDC selected AADE as one of six partner organizations to assist in expanding the reach of the National DPP. An overarching goal of this project is to make the Lifestyle Change Program a covered healthcare benefit for people with prediabetes.

AADE is currently funding a total of 46 AADE-accredited and/or ADA-recognized DSME sites in 17 states to implement the National DPP.

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AADE is contributing to the overall sustainability of the National DPP by working with our network of AADE DPP sites using our AADE DPP model. All our sites are nationally certified Diabetes Self Management Education programs and, in turn, have staff who are experienced in the clinical setting. Most AADE DPP staff are health care professionals and all programs have oversight by a Diabetes Educator. All coaches implementing the the program received Lifestyle Coach training.

AADE is also coordinating with CDC and other national organizations, state health departments, employers groups, insurance groups and other third-party payers to support the coverage of DPP as a medical benefit. We are using the success of our AADE DPP model to demonstrate that offering the National DPP as a reimbursable benefit is cost effective and often cost saving for the third party payer.

Medicare Expansion of Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Model

AADE is pleased to see Medicare’s continued focus on ensuring the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be a reimbursable benefit starting January 2018. There were many responses to address the specific comments we submitted. We now know that CMS plans to cover the National DPP as a Medicare benefit as of January 2018. In this ruling, Medicare also stated they will begin MDPP Supplier enrollment for those programs eligible before the expansion becomes effective, but not until after the next round rule-making is completed in 2017. 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 in 2017.

Read background information and program details on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model and AADE’s comments on Medicare expansion into Prediabetes.

AADE Diabetes Prevention Program Staff

Joanna Craver DiBenedetto, MNM
Director of Prevention
CDC DP-1212 Principal Investigator

Natalie Blum, MPH
Manager of Prevention

Brittany Markley, MS
Administrative Assistant

For questions, please email dpp@aadenet.org.
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