To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
. If you are seeking reimbursement for diabetes education, it is appropriate to apply for ADA Recognition of your diabetes education program or service. The fee for an original application is $1100 for a 4 year Recognition cycle.
Programs seeking Recognition for the first time must contact ERP at 888-232-0822 and choose option 5 or email ERP@diabetes.org in order to be entered into the system and be provided access to submit the application. You may also submit an Interest form and an ERP staff member will contact you.
A program will need to meet the following criteria prior to applying for Recognition:
The ADA Education Recognition Program provides free resources to assist with the application process and preparation:
Access to free print Krames education materials
($4,584 annual value) and customizable Krames online patient education materials (license worth $1,000)
Free access to Chronicle Diabetes
– a HIPPA and HI-Tech compliant web based system that provides healthcare professionals tools to facilitate diabetes education documentation.
Ability to request an invitation to ERP's monthly Q & A teleconference
for new program coordinators
as well as programs that will be submitting an application
or an annual status report
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ADA ERP free workbook
that walks coordinators through each of the 10 DSME Standards along with templates and worksheets to assist with standard compliance
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