Through the Diabetes Prevention and Control project, NACCHO assists local health departments (LHDs) in developing and implementing type 2 diabetes prevention programs at the local level, and develops LHD expertise in coalition building. The project also ensures that national diabetes prevention and control policies are informed by LHD perspectives and proposed solutions to emerging issues.
NACCHO webinar - Billing and Reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management: A Local Perspective
Local health departments often provide Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME/T)classes in their communities, but many do not have reimbursement systems in place to bill for and sustain these important services. This NACCHO webinar will highlight the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program and show how billing for DSME/T was set up by Wilkes County Health Department, one of the local health departments involved in the program. The webinar will share resources that local health departments and programs can use for developing reimbursement models, while also addressing how the Affordable Care Act impacts diabetes services. The webinar will be on Monday, June 17 at 1 PM ET. Please click here to register.
Support the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
NACCHO invites you to support the Y-USA’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Health Care Innovation Award (CMMI HCIA) project. This is a 3-year collaborative effort funded by the CMMI to demonstrate the ability of Y’s to deliver the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at a cost savings to the Medicare program. We encourage you as a local health department to be an active stakeholder in preventing the onset of diabetes by raising public awareness of prediabetes. You can get involved in the fight against diabetes by referring seniors with prediabetes to the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Listed below are the criteria for enrollment in the program:
For more information, please contact Truemenda Green.
Diabetes Self-Management Training Resources
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) website features a variety of resources specific to Medicare's diabetes self-management training benefit, including a comprehensive toolkit, FAQs, webinars, and tip sheets. Several of these resources focus on use of the Stanford diabetes self-management program as part of an expanded (ADA-recognized or AADE-accredited) diabetes self-management education program that meets the requirements for Medicare reimbursement. Click here to visit the NCOA website where you can find a webinar recording on diabetes self-management accreditation and medicare reimbursement, a tip sheet on how to work with a federally qualified health center, and more.
Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action
Since 2010, NACCHO, in partnership with the CDC and the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC) at Emory University, has trained 36 local health departments (LHDs) and their community partners in Diabetes Today: Planning for Coalition Action, a two-day training designed to build capacity in planning and implementing community-based programs. NACCHO provides ongoing technical assistance as the LHDs and their coalitions develop and carry out an action plan. Read more about their work here.
NACCHO and the LHDs that participated in the Diabetes Today training program have produced a number of resources for use by local diabetes prevention and management coalitions. In May 2012, NACCHO compiled a document to summarize the 120+ page Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities from the CDC. Access the document here. Other tools available include an action planning template, community resource guide, and survey.
Share Successful Tools
NACCHO is looking for diabetes control and prevention tools for our Toolbox, a free, online collection of local public health resources produced by members of the public health community. Examples of tools include presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, case examples, or training materials. To submit a tool, please contact Amy Henes.