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National DPP Coverage Toolkit
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in partnership with CDC and Leavitt Partners, created the National DPP Coverage Toolkit to share resources and information on topics such as contracting, delivery, billing and coding, and data and reporting that are designed to support health insurance plans, employers, and state Medicaid agencies in making the decision to cover the National DPP lifestyle change program. Read the Toolkit fact sheet here.

Approaches to Employer Coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program for Employees at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
This document tells the stories of five employers offering the National DPP’s lifestyle change program as a covered health or wellness benefit for their employees and discusses the varied approaches, challenges, and key factors contributing to their success.

The 6|18 Initiative - Accelerating Evidence Into Action
The 6|18 Initiative targets six common and costly health conditions – tobacco use, high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes – and 18 proven specific interventions that form the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers.

CDC 6|18 Initiative Webinar
This February 2016 webinar provides a general overview of CDC's 6|18 Initiative and successes to date from in implementing a select number of the targeted interventions.

CDC-Recognized Lifestyle Change Programs for Diabetes Prevention-4 States with Coverage for State Employees
Attaining Health benefit coverage of CDC-Recognized Lifestyle Change Programs for state employees is an enormous success in the scaling of the National DPP and can be a significant motivator for additional employers and insurers to offer this benefit. This document provides details on the experiences of four State Health Departments from start to finish on achieving coverage for state employees. For a current list of states with coverage, view the NACDD webpage Halt Diabetes.

A new Category III code, effective January 1, 2016, will be used to report the services provided for The National Diabetes Prevention Program. This article provides an overview of The National Diabetes Prevention program, and reviews the rationale for the creation of the new Category III code 0430T.

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Certification
The independent Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services certified that expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program would reduce net Medicare spending making it eligible for expansion into the Medicare program.

Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Webinar
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) hosted a webinar to discuss aspects of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program proposal on August 9, 2016. Find the webinar slides here and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program webpage here.

NACDD Medicaid Project
NACDD’s National DPP and Medicaid project is intended to demonstrate and evaluate the process for Medicaid coverage of the National DPP, analyze cost effectiveness of different coverage models, translate and communicate the potential for success within other state Medicaid integrated care organizations (as applicable), and work with the CDC to evaluate different engagement strategies for Medicaid beneficiaries in the National DPP.

Promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program As a Covered Benefit for State Employees
This document describes the recent experiences of three states—Kentucky, Minnesota, and Washington—whose health departments have collaborated with state employee benefit agencies, health plans, CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs, and other partners to make the benefits of the National DPP more available to state employees and their families.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Final Recommendation Statement: Healthful Diet and Physical Activity: Counseling Adults with High Risk for CVD
View the "other considerations" section that provides an overview of the Diabetes Prevention Program clinical study and states this program “could feasibly be adapted and delivered in the primary care setting or by local community providers” as a way to operationalize the implementation of this USPSTF recommendation.