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Lifestyle change program budget considerations tool

National DPP lifestyle change program budget considerations tool

Variables, options and considerations when deciding to offer the lifestyle change program; building an economic projection based on expenses.

 

If your health care organization or physician practice is considering offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program, it's important to understand the cost implications. There are several factors to consider, from the decisions that impact cost to the ongoing and fixed costs. The AMA has developed a budget tool that can help you build an economic projection based on anticipated expenses.

Use the chart below to first gather the information you'll need to complete the budgeting template. Then, input your expenses into the budget calculator to determine your annual cost. Note: The cost assumes a full 16 core sessions and at least 6 maintenance sessions throughout the year.

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NOTE: Some values have been pre-populated based on typical costs or resource needs.

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Number of class cohorts planned: 1
Number of participants per cohort: 15
Rate Cost Hours Units Total Cost
One time, fixed costs
CDC-recognized coach training
Online 100 450.00 1.00
In-person 100 1.00
Program design and setup
Develop process plans 100 1.00
Advisory Services 100
CDC Recognition
Application completion 100 1.00
Subtotal fixed costs
 
Variable, ongoing costs
Staffing needs
Diabetes program manager 30
Lifestyle coach 100 88.00 1.00
Fringe benefits
Diabetes program manager 25
Lifestyle coach 25
Travel
Mileage 100 0.534
Administrative support
Support services (recruitment, IT, staffing) 100
Class equipment and supplies 100
Class refreshments (if any) 100
Participant support
Per participant equipment, supplies 100 3.00 15.00
Facility fees
Room rental (if any) 100
Vendor services
Third party vendor fees (if any) 100
Physician engagement
Hosting educational programs 100
Patient engagement
Incentives (optional) 100
Activities to increase participation and completion 100
Subtotal variable costs
Grand Total
Total per participant

Now that you understand the cost implications of offering a lifestyle change program, you can build an economic projection. 

You should also review the AMA’s Diabetes Prevention Cost Savings Calculator. Using an average DPP cost of $450 per participant, the AMA’s Diabetes Prevention Cost Savings Calculator lets you know your projected ROI over time. For example, a health care organization with 250 patients could save up to $8,759 over three years by avoiding the additional medical costs associated with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.

In addition, the AMA has created a Provider Business Case PowerPoint template to assist in developing a presentation to your leadership team. 

Leveraging these three tools will help make the final decision on which option is best for your organization’s diabetes prevention strategy.

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