The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) intended the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) and Medicare DPP respectively to significantly impact the 88 million Americans with prediabetes by preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Program delivery must now shift from a predominately community health (grants and sponsorships) approach to business health (Healthcare PAYERS) funding, a functional delivery ecosystem that stakeholders believe is scalable and sustainable.
Recently the Mississippi legislature passed Senate Bill 2799, opening the door for the Division of Medicaid to offer the National DPP to beneficiaries directly and through their managed care organizations or MCO’s. This is a significant opportunity for a government Healthcare PAYER to provide statewide access in Mississippi. Along with original Medicare, the reimbursement potential can become realized for statewide diabetes prevention Access, Enrollment, and Outcomes.
This effort requires network strength, which is: Network Management, a Plug & Play PLATFORM, and a Lifestyle COACH workforce. The Mississippi Diabetes Prevention Program (MSDPP) Network was outlined during the Realizing DPP track of speakers at the Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021 last week. In the upcoming blog posts, the MSDPP Network will be described in detail from those conference presentations. Stay tuned for the next MSDPP Network post.
Phil Trotter, Prevention Workstream Chair