Register Now | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 PM ET
Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes prevention programs (DPPs) and new payment options. We’ll discuss:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and the Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program
- The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP), which launched on April 1, 2018
- Private-sector coverage for diabetes prevention
- Best practices from the YMCA of the USA on offering diabetes prevention programs to individuals with prediabetes
- Efforts to increase patient referrals to DPP by educating health care providers
This webinar will highlight the following objectives from the Diabetes topic area:
- Reduce the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population (D-1)
- Increase prevention behaviors in persons at high risk for diabetes with prediabetes (D-16)
Diabetes affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States. Diabetes screening, referral to diabetes prevention programs, and successful participation in these programs are proven strategies for preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk for developing the disease.
About Diabetes Prevention Programs
The National DPP is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The partners strive to increase coverage of and access to CDC-recognized DPPs. The National DPP is an evidence-based, high-quality lifestyle change program proven to reduce individuals’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve overall health.
MDPP is a structured behavior change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes. This model is an expansion of the DPP model, which was tested through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Health Care Innovation Awards.