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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Implementation Resources

 

The following webinars and resources were developed as part of technical assistance for MDPP suppliers through funding and support by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). Some of the webinars and resources were developed in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Webinar and resource topics include referrals and recruitment, marketing, promoting the MDPP during the public health emergency (PHE), working with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and billing and claims.

To find more information about the MDPP and additional resources, visit our MDPP Basics page or CMS MDPP page.
 

MDPP Webinars and Resources

CDC, CMS, AMA, NACDD, and other partners have worked collaboratively to host various informational webinars and learning opportunities geared towards promoting the MDPP. Please note that the resources below were developed for a specific technical assistance opportunity and often include titles and dates associated with that purpose; however, they can and should be used by any MDPP supplier interested in learning more about how to be successful offering the MDPP.

The table below is organized by topic and lists the webinars with accompanying resources for each category.

Billing and Claims

Webinars:
  • MDPP Supplier Learning Series Billing Workshop Part 1 – On September 22nd, 2021, CDC, CMS, and NACDD hosted part 1 of a 2-part webinar series focused on increasing general knowledge about the MDPP billing and claims processes. Part 1 specifically looked at how MDPP enrollment and the PECOS application processes impact billing.
  • MDPP Supplier Learning Series Billing Workshop Part 2 – On November 10th, 2021, CDC, CMS, and NACDD hosted part 2 of a 2-part webinar series focused on increasing general knowledge about the MDPP billing and claims processes. Part 2 specifically looked at the process for submitting a successful MDPP claim to CMS.
Resources:
  • COMING SOON: Billing and Claims FAQ – Developed from a 2-part webinar series focused on increasing general knowledge about the MDPP billing and claims processes on September 22nd, 2021, and November 10th, 2021. This resource details attendee questions and answers from the webinar series.
  • COMING SOON: Umbrella Hub Organization (UHO) MDPP Billing Guide/Step-by-Step Slide Deck and Report.

Referrals

Webinars:
Resources:
  • Preventing Diabetes in Your Medicare Population Video – The AMA Ed Hub™ created a 4-minute overview for healthcare providers that explains Medicare DPP services, beneficiary eligibility, and the benefits of referring patients to the program.
  • MDPP Beneficiary Recruitment Summary – Developed from an informational webinar held on October 20th, 2020, this resource details strategies to increase recruitment into the MDPP. Various presenters shared information regarding targeted outreach campaigns, outreach to senior centers, identifying a clinical champion, and hosting an orientation or session zero. This resource was processed through CMS clearance and can also be found on the CMS MDPP page.
  • MDPP Beneficiary Referrals Summary – Developed from an informational webinar held on October 20th, 2020, this resource details strategies shared by various presenters on how to increase referrals into the MDPP. Ideas include building relationships with health care providers, optimizing your electronic health record (EHR), utilizing community advisory boards and community partnerships, and conducting primary care provider (PCP) letter campaigns. This resource was processed through CMS clearance and can also be found on the CMS MDPP page.
  • MDPP Referrals Breakout Sessions Summary – Developed from breakout sessions during an informational webinar held on May 18th, 2021, where MDPP suppliers discussed together how to generate referrals into the MDPP. This resource details strategies shared to overcoming barriers with patient identification, referrals, and clinical team engagement.
  • Turning Referrals into Enrollment Summary – Developed from breakout sessions during an informational webinar held on October 4th, 2021, this resource details various best practices shared between MDPP suppliers for turning referrals into enrollment as well as possible solutions to barriers preventing an increase in enrollment.

Marketing

Webinars:
Resources:

Working with Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans

Webinars:
  • Working with MA Plans Informational Webinar – On April 28th, 2021, CDC, CMS, and NACDD hosted a webinar which provided an overview of MA plans and the MDPP as well as tips for contracting with and billing MA plans, and offered ways to address challenges when working with MA plans from experienced MDPP suppliers.
Resources:
  • Working with MA Plans Summary – Developed from an informational webinar held on April 28th, 2021, this resource includes eight sections that detail information shared by various presenters including what MA is and how MDPP suppliers can contract and work with MA plans to increase MDPP enrollment. This resource was processed through CMS clearance and can also be found on the CMS MDPP page.

Navigating the MDPP During the PHE

Webinars:
Resources:
  • Navigating Your MDPP During the PHE Summary – Developed from an informational webinar held on January 19th, 2021, various presenters shared how they have continued to offer the MDPP during the PHE. This resource details options for transitioning to virtual delivery, adapting to a new normal, and how to thrive not just survive during the PHE. This resource was processed through CMS clearance and can also be found on the CMS MDPP page.

Content last updated: November 22, 2021