This webinar focuses on the various pathways to obtaining coverage. Two states (MS and CO) discuss how they have obtained coverage for DSMES for their Medicaid populations. Presenters from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide perspectives on Medicaid coverage.
There will be a second webinar highlighting how states with Medicaid coverage are working to increase participation of DSMES in the Medicaid population (Spring 2018)
At the end of the webinar series participants will:
1. Understand the importance of quality DSMES programs (those meeting ADA/AADE National Standards)
2. Understand how the provision of quality DSMES aligns with CDC-funded state work
3. List at least two roles for state health departments as they worked to obtain Medicaid coverage of DSMES
4. Compare and contrast features of the DSMES benefit structures of two states