Expanding Opportunities to Enroll Medicaid Beneficiaries into the National DPP

Impact Brief – June 2021

NACDD, through support from CDC, provides technical assistance and funding to State Health Departments and Medicaid agencies to support Medicaid coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. This work was launched as part of the Medicaid Demonstration Project from 2016 – 2019, and has continued to evolve and expand. Based on learnings from the past five years, the NACDD Coverage 2.0 team is offering new funding and group-based learning opportunities for states to increase enrollment of Medicaid beneficiaries into the program.

For more information, please review the RFA for the Medicaid Beneficiary Enrollment Project and contact Jen Barnhart with questions.

National DPP Coverage Toolkit

The National DPP Coverage Toolkit helps payers and partners navigate the steps needed to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program through access to detailed information and resources. Since iNACDD, Leavitt Partners, and CDC launched the site in 2017, the Coverage Toolkit has been visited by more than 55,000 unique users, which includes a 74% increase since last quarter (11/1/20-1/21/21). The National DPP Coverage Toolkit continues to be expanded and updated on a regular basis, and recent additions include three pages that support the program’s sustainability:

  • Umbrella Hub Arrangements: This page explains how umbrella hub arrangements connect community-based organizations (CBOs) with healthcare payment systems to pursue sustainable reimbursement for the National DPP lifestyle change program.

  • Building Network Capacity: This page provides information and examples for how state agencies can assess the landscape and CDC-recognized organizations’ technical assistance needs. 

  • How to Engage ACOs in the National DPP Lifestyle Change Program: This page is intended to provide National DPP stakeholders with information about accountable care organizations (ACOs) and specific strategies for engaging ACOs in the effort to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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