CMS Administrator Encourages Participation in Expanded Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Model

In a blog post on April 30, 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma encouraged community-based organizations to enroll to participate in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).  The MDPP model is a national performance-based payment model that offers a new approach to preventing type 2 diabetes for certain Medicare beneficiaries.  It is the CMS Innovation Center’s first preventive services model to be expanded nationwide.  Through the model, community-based organizations can enroll as Medicare Suppliers to provide evidence-based prevention services after achieving preliminary or full recognition through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligible organizations may enroll now.  Additional information is available here.

For more information on the Quality Payment Program visit the McDermottPlus MACRA Resource Center or contact Sheila Madhani at 202-204-1459 or smadhani@mcdermottplus.com.