The Medicaid Demonstration Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Diabetes Translation through the CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support and managed by NACDD, was carried out in two states, Maryland and Oregon. These states were selected through a competitive process and funded from July 2016 through January 2019 to demonstrate how State Medicaid Agencies, in collaboration with State Health Departments, could implement delivery models for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program for Medicaid beneficiaries at high risk for type 2 diabetes through managed care organizations or accountable care organizations.
The Medicaid Demonstration Project’s ultimate goal was to learn about both successes and challenges and engage stakeholders in two states to advance understanding of how to achieve sustainable coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program for Medicaid beneficiaries under current Medicaid authorities.
NACDD worked with Leavitt Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in healthcare market intelligence and value-based healthcare options, to develop and refine tools to assist states in leveraging opportunities to provide coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program. The findings from the Medicaid Demonstration Project as well as related market intelligence informed Leavitt Partners’ and NACDD’s development of the online National DPP Coverage Toolkit to enhance widespread adoption of the program by State Medicaid Agencies, commercial health plans, and employers.