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R414. Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy.

Rule R414-90. Diabetes Self-Management Training.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R414-90-1. Introduction and Authority.

Diabetes self-management training is an educational program that teaches individuals how to successfully manage and control diabetes. Diabetes self-management training is a component of the Utah Medicaid State Plan and is authorized by 42 CFR 440.130 and Section 26-18-3.

R414-90-2. Client Eligibility Requirements.

Diabetes self-management training is available to Traditional Medicaid clients, Non-Traditional Medicaid clients, and Primary Care Network (PCN) clients who are diabetic and receive a physician referral for services.

R414-90-3. Program Access Requirements.

(1) Diabetes self-management training is limited to services approved by a physician, under a comprehensive plan that is essential to ensure successful diabetes self management by the individual patient.

(2) Qualified providers for the diabetes self-management training program include registered nurses, registered pharmacists and certified dieticians licensed by the state. These providers are required to be certified or recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) or approved through the Utah Department of Health as diabetes instructors.

(3) Diabetes self-management training services provided by a home health agency, may only be provided by a licensed health care provider who is certified by an American Diabetes Association (ADA) program or approved through the Utah Department of Health.

(4) Home Health Agency participation in diabetes self-management training is limited to providing services to the patient who is receiving other skilled services in the home based on physician order and plan of care, when the home is the most appropriate site for the care provided.

R414-90-4. Service Coverage.

(1) Patient assessment for the diabetes self-management program includes a review of medical history, risk factors, health status, resource utilization, knowledge and skill level, and cultural barriers to effective diabetes self-management.

(2) Diabetes self-management training is limited to a maximum of 10 hours of outpatient services.

(3) Diabetes self-management training is limited to training presented by a certified program that meets all of the standards of the National Diabetes Advisory Board covering the 15 ADA core curriculum content areas. The program must also be recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators or be certified by the Utah Department of Health.

(4) Diabetes self-management training includes group sessions, but must allow for direct, face to face interaction between the educator and the patient.

(5) Diabetes self-management training must be sufficient in length to meet the goals of the basic comprehensive plan of care. Individual sessions must be sufficient in number and designed to meet the individual's cultural and learning needs.

(6) A maximum of 10 sessions per year may be approved by a physician and through prior authorization.

(7) Repeating any or all of a diabetes self-management program is limited to new conditions or a change in the health status of the client that warrants the need for new training.

(8) The following services are also covered:

(a) annual eye examination that includes dilation;

(b) annual physical;

(c) glycosylated hemoglobin laboratory test with foot examination;

(d) blood sugar review; and

(e) blood pressure reading every 3 to 4 months.

(9) Diabetes self-management training does not cover charges for facility use.

R414-90-5. Reimbursement.

Medicaid payments for approved diabetes self-management training are based on the established Medicaid fee schedule, unless a lower amount is billed. The fee schedule was established after internal and external consultation with diabetes experts. Adjustments to the schedule are made in accordance with appropriations and to produce efficient and effective services.



Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

January 19, 2005

Notice of Continuation

November 15, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

26-1-5; 26-18-3

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R414, please contact the promulgating agency (Health, Health Care Financing, Coverage and Reimbursement Policy). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.