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DSMT Toolkit

Chapter 11. Required Program Infrastructure for Stanford Model Programs

All DSMT programs require accreditation to receive Medicare reimbursement. If the program decides to use the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program as its DSMT program curriculum, Stanford requires the program to have a current license. A Stanford licensed DSMP must:

  • Have a program coordinator, master trainers, and trained lay leaders
  • Implement a systematic participant recruiting effort
  • Have professional backup
  • Occur in community sites
  • Include program materials and have a program license
  • Have a quality assurance (QA) component

It is critical to understand that AADE and ADA—the accreditation organizations—require a primary qualified instructor that is a licensed individual who maintains responsibility for supervising lay leaders and must be available to participants who receive instruction from lay leaders.

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