Building the Business Case for DSMES
Diabetes is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Currently, diabetes affects 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the US population.6
As of 2017, the financial impact of diabetes was estimated at $327 billion, comprising not only the direct financial burden but also indirect effects on health resources and productivity.9 These costs are expected to continue to increase as diabetes rates continue to climb.40
Learn the basics of the business case for DSMES.
Understand the importance of informing and educating employers and insurers on the benefits and value of DSMES services.
Find resources to show DSMES is proven to improve health and behavioral outcomes and is a cost-effective way to increase health care quality while decreasing health care costs.
These resources describe the skills, education, and training diabetes educators have to facilitate and deliver DSMES services.
Learn how DSMES can decrease health care costs by lowering hospital admissions and readmissions, reducing risks of complications, and improving long-term behavioral change.
Learn how DSMES aligns with national quality measures, including those for patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations.
Learn how business plans are useful tools to start, maintain, and ensure sustainability of DSMES services.