HealthChoice Diabetes Prevention Program

Coming Soon

The Maryland Department of Health is pleased to announce that beginning September 1, 2019, the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) Lifestyle Change Program will be available through the HealthChoice Diabetes Prevention Program (HealthChoice DPP). 
 
The National DPP Lifestyle Change Program is an evidence-based program established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity. Diabetes prevention programs that are recognized by the CDC, known as CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention programs, may enroll with Medicaid to administer the program. Adults between the ages of 18 and 64 may be eligible for participation in the HealthChoice DPP if they also meet the following criteria: 
  1. Receive services through a HealthChoice MCO;
  2. Are overweight or obese;
  3. Have an elevated blood glucose level or a history of gestational diabetes mellitus;
  4. Have never had a previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes prior to enrollment; and
  5. Are not currently pregnant.
As of May 21, 2019, CDC-recognized type 2 diabetes prevention programs may enroll with Maryland Medicaid through its provider enrollment portal known as ePREP. 
 
Continue to check back for more program updates and policy guidance.
 

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