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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Fee Changes

Medicare covers the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for organizations that have become approved suppliers. DPP, a year-long research-based program that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity, is considered the gold standard for managing prediabetes – it can cut the risk of developing diabetes by 71% for people 60 and older. Medicare beneficiaries can take DPP for free from approved providers.

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Starting January 1, 2024, the reimbursement structure has changed for providers. Guidance for Medicare DPP suppliers on the new payment structure and how to transition payments.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Medicare DPP to be offered through “distance learning” – live virtual sessions. Previously, Medicare only covered in-person DPP. Between now and December 31, 2027, Medicare DPP can be provided through either in-person or distance sessions. 

Look for DPP providers that accept Medicare in our interactive map or view a list. Some offer virtual options.

what's new February 2024