Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Information & Resources

NCPA Innovation Center & PharmFurther

Establishing a diabetes education program in a community pharmacy can be a rewarding venture, both financially and professionally. Pharmacy teams can expand their role by becoming accredited DSME providers, which is required for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Only two organizations, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are authorized by CMS to grant accreditation or recognition. Each organization has a formal application process and once accredited, providers must submit annual reports and renewals to maintain accreditation.

Updated every five years, the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) provide guidelines for operating a DSMES program. Click here to read the 2022 Standards.

Upcoming Webinars

May 24 at 4pm ET – Billing for Diabetes Education Just Got Easier, CE webinar
The 2022 National Standards for DSME have been updated to reflect current-day practice, making it easier than ever to provide education for patients with diabetes. You’ll learn about these changes and more, so you can determine if establishing an accredited DSME program in your pharmacy is right for you. Learn more and register.

June 1 at 3pm ET – Realizing the Opportunity to Bill for Diabetes Education: Q&A forum
During this non-CE Q&A session, Travis Wolff, PharmD, will be answering questions about diabetes education accreditation, billing, and more. Learn more and register.

OnDemand Resources

Billing for Diabetes Education 101, CE Webinar
Get an overview of the DSME program from pharmacist and DSME expert Travis Wolff. You’ll learn about what it takes to become an accredited pharmacy and how you can earn potential revenue for your business. Link to course

Billing for Diabetes Education 101, non-CE Q&A
Travis Wolff has mastered the accreditation and implementation process and has seen firsthand how DSME can fit seamlessly into pharmacy workflow. During this non-CE Q&A, Travis answers our members’ most pressing questions about DSME from billing to accreditation, and more. Link to video