June 22, 2017
Today, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in partnership with CDC and Leavitt Partners, launches the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Coverage Toolkit, nationaldppcoveragetoolkit.org/.
The National DPP Coverage Toolkit contains 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. A future release of the site will include content personalized for Medicare Advantage plans.
John Robitscher, CEO of NACDD, says, “NACDD understands the need to increase access to evidence-based prevention programs when addressing chronic disease in this country. Our goal is to provide answers to common questions public and private payers ask about the program, such as how to determine eligibility, how to code and bill, and how to represent the program’s services in contract language, among others.”
Governor Michael O. Leavitt, former Health and Human Services secretary and founder for Leavitt Partners, says, “This toolkit is a tremendous resource for payers interested in covering the National DPP lifestyle change program. By focusing on prevention efforts, payers can achieve cost efficiencies and improve the quality of care for its members, two keys to success in a value-based health care economy.”
NACDD works with state public health departments and public and private payers to increase awareness of prediabetes and access to the National DPP lifestyle change program. Leavitt Partners joined this effort with NACDD because of the firm’s strong…