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Diabetes Self-Management Training Resources


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Area Agencies on Aging and other community-based organizations can play an integral role in expanding the use of Medicare’s Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) benefit among underserved older adults with a diagnosis of diabetes by seeking accreditation for their diabetes education program using the Diabetes Self-Management Program as the core curriculum of an expanded program that meets the ten National Standards.

The following resources can help you:

Frequently Asked Questions



Tip Sheets

  • DSMT Tip Sheet
    This tip sheet provides valuable information and insights to help you develop and operate DSMT programs that meet CMS guidelines for Medicare reimbursement.
  • How to Work with a Federally Qualified Health Center
    FQHCs can provide DSMT and Medical Nutritional Therapy services if they are accredited and accepted by CMS. This tip sheet will help you learn more about partnering with FQHCs to provide DSMT.
  • Tip Sheet: Health Behavior and Assessment Intervention (HBAI) Services
    HBAI is a Medicare reimbursable intervention designed to enable the consumer to overcome the perceived barriers to self-management of his/her chronic disease(s). CDSME, when added to the appropriate infrastructure, appears to meet the requirements to be considered HBAI services.


Other Resources


  • DSMT Toolkit
    The Administration on Aging developed this toolkit to provide AAAs, community planners, and healthcare professionals with valuable information and insights that can help them operate cost-effective, accredited DSMT programs that can meet CMS requirements for Medicare reimbursement.