On April 1, 2018, Medicare started covering a performance-based diabetes prevention program. The program is a structured behavioral intervention with the goal of preventing progression to type 2 diabetes in beneficiaries with an indication of prediabetes. The goal is that the participants will implement lifestyle changes and achieve at least 5% weight loss, which will reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The clinical intervention for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) consists of a minimum of 16 intensive “core” sessions of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved curriculum furnished over six months in a . . .