Reimbursement and Sustainability

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Coverage policies are a critical element of DSMES service sustainability but can be challenging to fully understand and apply. It is beyond the scope of this toolkit to address coverage policy guidelines for all payers.

See this map of DSMES coverage by state to learn which states have laws that require such coverage for both private insurance plans and Medicaid, and to find information on legal requirements for when DSMES coverage is triggered, what specific activities are covered, and the standards that DSMES must meet.

Establishing and Operationalizing Medicaid Coverage of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Note: The terms DSMES and diabetes self-management training (DSMT) are often used interchangeably. Although DSMES is the preferred term, CMS requires the use of DSMT in reimbursement documentation, and DSMT is used in this section of the toolkit.