Diabetes Resource Center

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is an evidence-based intervention that strengthens the knowledge and skills of people with diabetes to optimize their ability to self-manage the disease.

Effective July 2015, Colorado Medicaid reimburses for DSME. Colorado Medicare and Medicaid claims data indicate that many people have NOT received DSME; our State’s participation rates are only 1.5%. Find out more about DSME and how you can be reimbursed for providing this valuable service.

Accredited DSME Providers and Program Staff: We Want to Hear from You!
The Colorado Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing and Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Telligen are hosting a series of three calls to elicit your feedback about the newly opened DSME codes that are now reimbursable by Colorado Medicaid. We will use your feedback to coordinate and further develop resources you need.

Providers and Program Staff are strongly encouraged to join one of our 30 minute calls to discuss:

  • What are your successes and challenges with referrals and enrollment of DSME programs?
  • Do you have any feedback for how we can make the program and benefit better?
  • If you could name the most impactful benefit of DSME to your specific patient population, what would that be?
  • How can we help?

Join us on Thursday, June 23rd 2016 for a 30 minute call at:

  • 8:30 a.m.,
  • 12:00 p.m. or
  • 4:30 p.m.

Call-in Information:
Passcode 8669027876#


Morgan AndersonMorgan Anderson, Health Policy Analyst, Colorado Medicaid, Morgan.Anderson@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Becky DiOrioBecky DiOrio, Chronic Disease Coordinator, Becky.DiOrio@state.co.us

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Meredith Koob, Sr. Quality Improvement Facilitator, Meredith.Koob@area-d.hcqis.org

This material was prepared by Telligen, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy.  11SOW-CO-B2-4/2016-11587