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Medicaid Coverage Landscape: Map and Visualizations

This page describes the states that have gained Medicaid coverage for the National DPP lifestyle change program.

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  4. State Medicaid Coverage Filterable Table
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State Medicaid Coverage

Since 2012, 28 states and Washington, D.C. have achieved varying levels of Medicaid coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program. Montana was the first state to achieve coverage. In 2016, NACDD, through CDC funding, awarded Maryland and Oregon a grant to promote Medicaid delivery models for the National DPP lifestyle change program through Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) and/or accountable care organizations (i.e., the Medicaid Coverage for the National DPP Demonstration Project).The Demonstration Project has served as a catalyst for further state coverage, generating significant progress in other states. States have been integrating the National DPP lifestyle change program into their Medicaid program through Medicaid State Plans, 1115 waivers, MCO pilots, and additional mechanisms.

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have also seen their diabetes rates increase in their Medicaid populations, underscoring the need to target prevention. The demographics of the covered populations under “traditional” Medicaid programs (i.e., those states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility) primarily include pregnant women, children under the age of five years, physically and mentally disabled persons who qualify for social security, persons who have substance abuse (addiction) issues, and adults in long-term care. In states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility, the federal government will cover 90% of the cost of direct services provided to newly eligible childless adults up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). These states may be more likely to consider coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program, as it may be more relevant and financially impactful for their covered population.

Please see the map below for the national picture of Medicaid coverage, and visit the State Stories of Medicaid Coverage page to learn more about these states. Below the map is a definition of each coverage mechanism used to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid.

Resources for making the case for coverage of the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid are available here.

State Medicaid Coverage Map

The map below provides information on which states offer coverage for Medicaid program enrollees. Click on a highlighted state in the map below to learn more.

Current as of 10/3/2023

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Medicaid Coverage Timeline: State Effective Dates


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State Medicaid Coverage Filterable Table

The table below can be filtered and ordered to show specific details. To filter, select an option from the drop-down boxes at the top of the table. To clear a selected filter, click on the filter name under the drop-down options. To order ascending/descending, click on the title row of the column by which sorting is desired. There is also a search function that can be used for keyword searching in the table (e.g., searching “2019” will return rows that have 2019 in the row).

StateEffective Date (unless otherwise noted)Coverage MechanismDelivery MethodEligibility RequirementsTotal Possible ReimbursementNumber of Medicaid Beneficiaries in State*% of Medicaid Population in Comprehensive Managed Care**State Story Link
Arizona2022State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot2,013,34885%
California2019State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-person, online, distance learning, and combination$536 (2-year total)13,016,20882%State Story
Colorado2018State Medicaid Agency Decision1,316,54310%
Washington, D.C.2022State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot265,50173%
Delaware2019Required Statewide MCO CoverageIn-person and onlineMedicaid members who have been referred through a physician referral or self-referral248,79485%
Idaho2023State Medicaid Agency Decision375,7107%
Illinois2021State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-person, online, and distance learningMedicaid members between 18-64 years old, who are overweight or obese and have elevated blood glucose level or history of gestational diabetes; referral is not required670.00 $3,143,10574%State Story
Kansas2022State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot413,78788%
Kentucky2021Voluntary MCO OfferingOnline (LARK, can contact live Lifestyle Coach but mostly AI-driven)Online questionnaire based on CDC risk screener (does not ask about A1C)1,503,93191%
Maine2024State Medicaid Agency DecisionMembers are eligible for the National DPP LCP when they have a qualifying body mass index in addition to a positive screening for prediabetes or a qualifying blood test.377,3280%
Maryland20191115 WaiverIn-person, online, distance learning, and combinationMedicaid beneficiaries must receive services through a HealthChoice MCO, be between 18-64 years old, be overweight or obese, and have an elevated blood glucose level OR history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)670.00 $1,483,33785%State Story
Michigan2023State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-person, online, and distance learning768.00 $2,573,85175%State Story
Minnesota2016Medicaid State Plan (Existing)In-personMedicaid beneficiaries must have a diagnosis of prediabetes by a qualified physician300.00 $1,119,24484%State Story
Missouri2020State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-person, online, distance learning, and combinationMedicaid members who are 21 years of age and older who are overweight and have elevated blood glucose level. Services require a referral or prescription from a physician or other licensed practitioner$577 (1 year plus 4 additional maintenance sessions for qualifying participants)939,91970%
Montana2012State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-person and distance learningSelf-referral with physician approval before starting the program640.00 $263,8720%State Story
New Jersey2020State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)1,683,98794%
New York2020State Plan Amendment (SPA) (New)In-personA referral must be written by a physician, physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner, or midwife to participate in the National DPP554.00 $6,458,77074%State Story
North Carolina20221115 WaiverIn-person, online ("offered in a community setting, clinical setting, or online, as part of the approved DPP curriculum"Eligible Medicaid managed care members must live in a Healthy Opportunities Pilot region and have at least one qualifying physical or behavioral health condition and one qualifying social risk factor.379.00 $2,266,2620%
North Dakota2022Voluntary MCO OfferingCoverage extends to Medicaid expansion population only, a total of 26,000 adults as of October 2022 (KFF, 2022)94,71623%
Ohio2022State Medicaid Agency DecisionIn-person, onlineMedicaid members eligibility should align with the National Diabetes Prevention Program requirements. Additionally, a prediabetes risk test is an acceptable eligibliity option for Ohio Medicaid members.$920 (2-year total in-person), $1,176 (2-year total online)2,973,91187%State Story
Oregon20191115 WaiverIn-person, online, distance learning, and combinationBlood test required (only for those without an overweight or obese diagnosis)$1,196 (2-year total in-person), $1,176 (2-year total online)1,159,84484%State Story
Pennsylvania2020Required Statewide MCO CoverageIn-person, online, distance learning, and combinationMedicaid beneficiaries may need to have a referral from a physician to be eligible for the National DPP lifestyle change program. Each MCO determines whether a referral is required.MCOs determine reimbursement rate2,984,42092%State Story
Rhode Island2021State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot309,49186%
South Dakota2019Medicaid State Plan (Existing)In-person and onlineMedicaid beneficiaries must present a South Dakota Mediciad Identification card and have a provider check their eligibility through the state online portal.$476 (for seven beneficiaries served and one hour total of instruction time)123,00065%
Utah2022State Legislative DecisionIn-person and online$26.45 per session/$581.90 for 22 sessions342,00080%
Vermont20121115 Waiver1,473,31668%
Virginia2020State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care PilotMCOs determine reimbursement rate174,06895%
Washington2022State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot1,830,12288%
Wisconsin2023State-Supported MCO/Value-Based Care Pilot1,308,07067%State Story
Wyoming2020Medicaid State Plan (Existing)Online, distance learning, and combinationAllowing individuals under 18 years of age to participate. Participants must meet pre-diabetes criteria. Blood test required.418.00 $62,9460%

*Source:, 2020 Managed Care Summary;
**Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Total Medicaid MCO Enrollment, Timeframe: 2020

A map showing states with Medicaid managed care, and the proportion of state Medicaid beneficiaries enrolled in comprehensive managed care is available here.

If there are additional states or MCOs covering the National DPP lifestyle change program in Medicaid that have not been included above, or if you have coverage updates for any states or MCOs included above, please let us know by filling out the Add or Update a Payer or Employer Form at the bottom of this page.

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Content Updated: February 29, 2024