About the AADE Diabetes Prevention Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 84.1 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 grant funded 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 in 2018. In July, the Physician Fee Schedule was released, which contains the second proposed rule from CMS on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model.  As a national stakeholder in the DPP space, we will take time to review the proposal and post our comments publicly prior to the submission deadline. This way, those interested can view what AADE highlights as important components that need to be considered for the final CMS rule. (The final CMS rule is slated to be released in November 2017). AADE suggests those interested in Medicare coverage of DPP review our comments and then plan to submit individual comments as well.

AADE currently offers services to assist programs through the process of CDC Recognition and DPP implementation as well as navigating the CMS requirements to become an MDPP Supplier in 2018. 

AADE Diabetes Prevention Program Staff

Natalie Blum, MPH
Manager of Prevention

Brittany Markley, MS
Administrative Assistant

For questions, please email dpp@aadenet.org.
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