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Integrating chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) with health care is a key factor for scaling and sustaining programs, such as Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP). We have developed a number of resources to help community-based organizations build partnerships with health care systems, form contracts, learn about the requirements for DSMT accreditation, and receive reimbursement for CDSME programs. Take a look at the listing below to find what is most helpful for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • DSMT Frequently Asked Questions: See answers to some of the most common questions asked about using Stanford’s DSMP as the core curriculum of an expanded program to meet Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) accreditation standards for Medicare reimbursement.


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Sample Processes and Agreements

Planning and Administrative Resources


  • ACL DSMT Toolkit: The Administration on Aging developed this toolkit to help AAAs, community planners, and healthcare professionals operate cost-effective, accredited DSMT programs that can meet CMS requirements for Medicare reimbursement.
  • Delmarva DSMT Toolkit: This toolkit for QIOs, FQHCs, healthcare professionals and other key stakeholders explains implementation and reimbursement for accredited DSMT programs that meet CMS guidelines for Medicare reimbursement. The Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Disparities National Coordinating Center, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), prepared it.
  • IHS DSMT Toolkit: This toolkit helps IHS staff get prompt Medicare reimbursement for Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) services. It clearly outlines seven steps from becoming a Medicare-recognized diabetes education program to marketing DSMT services and shows how to put these steps into practice.

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