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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program and Supplier Requirements American Indian/Alaska Native Outreach Webinar

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

TIME: 2:00 - 3:30pm ET

Please register before the webinar to receive an email with information about joining the webinar online:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to host a webinar entitled Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program - American Indian/Alaska Native Outreach Webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm, ET.

Intended Audience: Special Diabetes Program for Indian (SDPI) grantees, Indian health care providers, Business Office, Patient Benefit Coordinators and other tribal health care professionals responsible for Diabetes programing and billing.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) and how to enroll as a MDPP supplier. MDPP is a structured behavior change intervention that aims to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries with an indication of pre-diabetes.

Medicare pays organizations–called MDPP suppliers– to provide up to two years of structured behavioral change sessions. Beneficiaries attend educational sessions facilitated by health coaches who are trained to deliver a CDC-approved curriculum that focuses on long-term dietary change, increased physical activity, and behavior change strategies for weight control. The primary objective of the program is for beneficiaries to achieve at least 5% weight loss. This 5% weight loss is key because it is associated with a clinically significant reduction in a person’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The MDPP website at, contains additional information to help organizations with both the enrollment, billing and claims processes that the webinar will highlight.


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