DSME Program
HOW TO BUILD THE BUSINESS CASE FOR A DSME PROGRAM
Building the BUSINESS CASE for implementing a diabetes self-management education program in a healthcare entity can be a scary prospect for RDNs, diabetes educators and all healthcare professionals. This webinar details both the financial and non-financial benefits of a DSME program from the unique perspectives of each of the 7 target markets of the program: the sponsoring organization; persons with diabetes (PWDs); persons with prediabetes, providers; stakeholder in public health; community people; and employers. These multi-market benefits are broadly summarized in the acronym P.R.O.P.O.S.E. Mary Ann then presents the evidence-based facts and figures that support each of these benefits for each target market. This gives you a complete, ready-to-go, turn-key business case to convince administrators that a DSME program should get the green light. Last but not least, the "business case benefits" of a DSME program include measures beyond return on investment, and they are all just as important as the ROI. Healthcare professionals know intuitively that DSME is essential to diabetes care, that it is cost-effective and outcome-producing…but organizing the benefits and the evidence in a concise framework is challenging. This webinar removes this challenge!
Upon successful completion of this two-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Name what the letters in P.R.O.P.O.S.E. stands for (word summarizes the business case for a DSME program).


  • List the 7 target markets of a DSME program.


  • Name the 6 types of diabetes outcomes that can result from a DSME program.


  • List the 14 specific and important benefits that the sponsoring organization of a DSME program can realize.


  • State 3 examples of how a DSME program helps meet the NCQA standards of a patient centered medical home.


  • Name some of the key benefits to providers of a DSME program.


  • Explain how employers can benefit from a DSME program.


FOR CDEs: This Course Qualifies for CE Credit!

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification according to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE, www.ncbde.org), courses must relate to diabetes and be part of the list of recognized providers of the NCBDE. The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is listed as an NCBDE recognized provider. Because Dietitian Central has been granted accreditation by the CDR, it therefore meets the criteria as an approved provider of CEs for CDEs by the NCBDE. The NCBDE does not directly approve continuing education for any specific webinar or self study course.
Live Webinar Date: Jul 11, 2017   (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / Learning Need Codes (LNC): 7000, 7050, 7120, 9020
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 11.1.5, 11.2.2, 11.2.4, 11.2.8
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, CDEs
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36

About the Presenter: Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, CDE, MBA, Certified Endocrinology Coder owns a practice in Palos Heights, IL, (Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC) that specializes in customized consulting, training, writing and professional presentation services for the healthcare and food industry in these areas:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)
  • Diabetes Care Services: Shared Medical Appointments, CGM, CSII, SMBG, Etc.
  • Business Management Components (Clinical, Marketing, Operational, Financial, Quality Management)
  • Medicare and Private Payer Insurance Reimbursement for the above
  • Evidence-Based Standards of Diabetes Care
  • Achieving AADE Accreditation for DSME Programs (turn-key materials and Policy and Procedure Manual)
  • Motivational Interviewing/Patient Empowerment Counseling for HCPs
  • Nutrition Education and Health/Wellness Promotion Programs for Consumers
Her clients include healthcare entities, professional membership associations, pharmacies, medical CEU education and training firms, government agencies, food and pharmaceutical companies, academia, and employer groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Diabetes Educators from 2013 – 2015, and was the Chair of AADE’s Advanced Practice Community of Interest in 2016.



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