Tools for the team
Diabetes prevention toolkit

Tools for the team

Access a variety of fact sheets, questionnaires and handouts that provide guidance on engaging health care teams and stakeholders on diabetes prevention topics, from testing and screening, to National DPP lifestyle change programs, including referrals and implementation.

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Optimize your electronic health record to prevent type 2 diabetes

This document provides guidance and suggestions on how to use your electronic health record (EHR) to identify and manage patients at risk for type 2 diabetes.

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AMA Cost Savings Calculator

AMA diabetes prevention cost savings calculator

This tool helps you estimate the health and economic benefits of offering the National DPP lifestyle change program to your population.

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CDC diabetes prevention impact toolkit

Use this Impact Toolkit to project the health and economic effects of the National DPP lifestyle change program on your population at risk for diabetes. 

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ICD - CPT Codes

Codes: When screening for prediabetes and diabetes

This document outlines some of the relevant ICD-10 and CPT codes for diabetes prevention that can used by physicians to document diagnoses in the medical record and for billing.

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Physician care team engagement

Physician and care team engagement presentation tips

Engaging physicians and care teams is essential for creating a successful diabetes prevention strategy. This resource offers tips for facilitating impactful events, including webinars, lunch and learns and in-person presentations. The AMA is in the process of developing additional resources to support your physician engagement activities. If you need additional assistance, please click here and one of our subject matter experts will assist you.

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External Sample Letter

Sample Patient Letter (External)

To be used if referring patients to an external lifestyle change program. This resource can be used to conduct efficient follow-up and referral with patients who have been identified as having prediabetes. With the addition of your company letterhead, contact information and patient personalization, the scripts can be customized per your organization’s specific needs.

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Internal Patient Letter Sample

Sample Patient Letter (Internal)

To be used if offering the lifestyle change program internally. This resource can be used to conduct efficient follow-up and referral with patients who have been identified as having prediabetes. With the addition of your company letterhead, contact information and patient personalization, the scripts can be customized per your organization’s specific needs.

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CPT FAQ

This document provides insight on billing methods and CPT® (Current Procedural Terminology) codes for organizations that offer a National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program, which can be used for billing, claims, or reporting purposes by key stakeholders.  Frequently asked questions regarding CPT® codes are also addressed.

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Prediabetes and National DPP lifestyle change program FAQ

This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions regarding prediabetes and the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. It can be printed and utilized by your clinical care team as a training tool to properly answer patient questions.

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Progress Reports

These progress report templates can be utilized to inform a patient’s primary care physician of their enrollment in your organization’s lifestyle change program, including their progress in achieving program goals.

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So You Have Prediabetes – Now What?

This resource shares information about prediabetes for diagnosed patients and highlights treatment options including the National DPP lifestyle change program. Color printing is recommended. 

 

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Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

This handout sheds light on the prevalence of prediabetes and associated risk factors for patients. Color printing is recommended. 

 

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What Is Prediabetes?

This resource raises awareness about prediabetes for patients and highlights the National DPP lifestyle change program as a treatment option. Color printing is recommended. 

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Promoting Prediabetes Awareness to Your Patients

This poster spotlights the prevalence of prediabetes and associated risk factors. Color printing is recommended. 

 

 

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Evidence Brief

This fact sheet summarizes a sampling of studies conducted on the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program over the past 20 years. 

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Making the Business Case for Diabetes Prevention - Offer to employees

This customizable presentation has essential facts and figures that can be used to gain buy-in from internal stakeholders when making the case for diabetes prevention. 

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Making the Business Case for Diabetes Prevention - Offer to your patients

This customizable presentation has essential facts and figures that can be used to gain buy-in from internal stakeholders when making the case for diabetes prevention. 

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Diabetes Prevention CME Offerings

This resource outlines the Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities on diabetes prevention available through the AMA’s education platform, Ed Hub™.

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Lifestyle Change Program Referral and Authorization Release

This form is used to refer eligible patients to a lifestyle change program. In addition, by completing the necessary fields, patients can give their permission for health care providers to use and disclose certain protected health information to determine the patient’s eligibility for the program.

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