Maryland: Help your Medicaid patients prevent diabetes

Last modified: May 19, 2022
First published: May 13, 2021

If you care for patients in Maryland who have prediabetes or are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes, the HealthChoice Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can help. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (Medicaid) members are eligible to join and receive assistance with:

  • Developing healthy eating habits
  • Increasing daily physical activity
  • Lowering risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Improving coping skills

The program can help patients live healthier lives through tracking food and activity, as well as real-time coaching and one-on-one or small group support.

How to help:

  • Refer your eligible patients through the Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP) by logging in and selecting the referral tab to complete the form
  • Encourage your patients to learn more about this program by:
    • Visiting our HealthChoice DPP website
    • Downloading the free DPPStar PreDiabetes app in the App Store® or Google Play™
    • Calling Member Services at 800-318-8821 (TTY 711), Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m. ET

Resources

  • For more information and program eligibility information, please reference the quick reference guide on our UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Maryland page
  • If you don’t participate with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan and are interested in credentialing and contracting with us for HealthChoice DPP services, please contact Network Management at 877-842-3210

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