June 20, 2019
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Sites Expanded
Health Partners Plans is excited to announce that we've contracted with the YMCA of Delaware in Wilmington to offer our new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) benefit. We wanted to be sure that you knew this site is now available to your patients in communities near Wilmington.
We also want to remind you that Temple Health, our original MDPP provider, has classes at multiple locations throughout the community, including one offering a bilingual program for Spanish-speaking members.
Go to our Diabetes Prevention Program web page for more details about all sites.
As you know, this new CMS-approved benefit is designed to help prediabetic Medicare members make appropriate lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Our members who qualify for this one-time benefit will have no cost sharing throughout the duration of the program, which can be up to two years.
Our MDPP benefit can help your patients through:
- Coaching by a certified specialist to learn how to eat healthier, boost physical activity and lose weight
- Help with problem solving, managing stress and lifestyle changes
- Weight control classes and other support services
We have also written to selected members who may be at risk for developing diabetes to tell them about this program, and advised that seeing their PCP for evaluation is the first step toward participation. Please keep this benefit in mind as a valuable resource for your prediabetic Health Partners Medicare patients, especially those in the Philadelphia and Wilmington areas who would find these sites to be convenient.
If you have questions about this benefit or would like to refer a member, please contact your NAM or call our Provider Services Helpline at 1-888-991-9023 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.).
Thank you for your consideration of this program for your Health Partners Medicare patients.