Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Apply For a Diabetes Self-Management Education Accreditation Scholarship


Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is an evidence-based program for people with diabetes and is proven to lower patient’s blood sugar. The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the health care team and to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life. The program focuses on self-care behaviors that include healthy eating and being active, monitoring and taking medication, problem solving and healthy coping and reducing risks.

Colorado Medicaid recently implemented a new benefit for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME).

CDPHE and Colorado Medicaid developed a reimbursement toolkit with further details about the program and the billing policy.

Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is currently providing an opportunity primarily for Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers and Safety Net Clinics (though others with billing ability and high need will be considered) to acquire accreditation of their DSME program to ensure that DSME programs meet national standards.
  • Consideration of applicants will be based on a number of factors (listed in the application) and the number of requests received.
  • CDPHE support will cover the cost of accreditation only
  • All applications should be received by November 30, 2015 to be considered.
Check out the CDPHE Diabetes Self-Management Education accreditation scholarship application.


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