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, Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) 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.

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