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Annual CDSME and Falls Prevention Resource Centers Meeting

Making Our Vision a Reality

April 28-30, 2015
Arlington, VA


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Community Health Care Integration Resources


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Watch these videos for doctors and patients to learn about workshops to help manage diabetes

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


  • ACL 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.
  • Delmarva DSMT Toolkit
    This material was prepared by the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Disparities National Coordinating Center, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of this toolkit is to provide QIOs, FQHCs, healthcare professionals and other key stakeholders with vital information on the implementation and reimbursement for accredited DSMT programs that meet CMS guidelines for Medicare reimbursement.
  • IHS DSMT Toolkit
    This toolkit provides IHS staff with the information needed to obtain prompt Medicare reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) services. The guide clearly and concisely illustrates seven steps from becoming a Medicare-recognized diabetes education program to marketing DSMT services. It also includes useful resources for putting these steps into practice.