Become an Accredited Pharmacy in Diabetes Education

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) grant funding is now available to help pharmacies become accredited sites for diabetes classes and education and be able to bill for these services. With DSMES site accreditation, not only are you giving patients with diabetes access to care and education that will result in positive health outcomes, but you are opening doors for pharmacists and pharmacies. Being an accredited site and billing for patient sessions and classes can bring new opportunities to pharmacies including innovative opportunities for medical billing and services provided by pharmacists.

*Important Note: The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is now the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) as of Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management, and support. The mission of ADCES is to empower diabetes educators to expand the horizons of innovative education, management, and support.  

As the only organization dedicated solely to diabetes education, ADCES has the expertise and resources required to support Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs. 

The Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) includes program flexibility, multi-site accreditation, a simple fee structure, and a stop-start online application with the ability to upload your supporting documents. DEAP not only supports sites in traditional settings but has significantly expanded program options for diabetes care professionals by offering improved support for community-based settings such as physician offices, pharmacies, churches, and community centers.

This fall, we will hold an introductory webinar about this program and the opportunity for pharmacies to get involved in patient care services.  Register below. 

Webinar: Introduction to DSMES

Additional Resources:
Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) FAQs
Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines for DSMT
Guide for Medicare Reimbursement
DSMES Toolkit

Apply for grant funding reimbursement for the following:

  • Site Accreditation Application Fee ($1100 Value)
  • Branch Accreditation Application Fee ($100/branch location Value)
  • ADCES Curriculum Book (Approx. $140 Value)
  • Ongoing Support from Experts and Pharmacist Implementation Coaches (Priceless)

Grant funds are limited to pharmacists (pharmacies if applicable) licensed and practicing in the state of Missouri. Pharmacist or pharmacy must achieve site accreditation within the current contract year (June 30, 2020 through June 29, 2021) to receive reimbursement.

Applications for grant funding due by February 28th, 2021 for our March Cohort. Grant funding is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis as there are limited slots available.

For any questions or additional information please feel free to email our Director of Practice Development and DSMES Accreditation and Implementation Expert, Annie Eisenbeis, at [email protected]