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Preventing Diabetes in Your Medicare Population

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the epidemiology, clinical evidence, and guidelines regarding diabetes prevention in the Medicare population
2. Describe the Medicare DPP set of services, including content of the services, beneficiary eligibility, and beneficiary enrollment processes
3. Illustrate how screening for prediabetes and referral to MDPP supports completion of Improvement Activities in the MIPS pathway
0.25 Credit CME

This activity is being created to provide a knowledge about two sets of rules that facilitate preventing type 2 diabetes in the Medicare population. CMS will cover the diabetes prevention program (DPP) as a preventive benefit for eligible beneficiaries. Medicare has also created two new Improvement Activities as part of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). These Improvement Activities serve as an incentive for physicians to screen their population for prediabetes and refer their eligible patients to the DPP. This module outlines the criteria for patient eligibility for the Medicare DPP, describes the health benefits in referring patients to this evidence-based intervention, and reviews the MIPS activities and relevance for preventing diabetes in older adults.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Date: October 11, 2021

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.25 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.25 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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