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Diabetic Education and Nutrition

Provider Administrative Policy

Claims Submission
Policy Date
November 2007
Revised/February 2015
Provider Type(s)
Hospitals   Physician  


Our provider administrative policies contain information regarding claims submission, reimbursement, and other information in order to achieve an efficient relationship with our providers. These policies are not an authorization or explanation of benefits. Blue Cross of Idaho retains the right to add to, delete from and otherwise modify this policy in accordance with our provider contracts


Diabetic Education and Nutrition

Services for diabetic self-management education and nutrition are allowed from providers whose programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association. Providers must be recognized and approved by the American Diabetes Association. Providers must be recognized and approved to be eligible for coverage.

You may view approved programs and providers through the following websites:

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association for approved programs.
You will need to select a state and select find to view the list.

Idaho Board of Medicine for Registered Dieticians
Idaho Board of Medicine for approved Registered Dieticians

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) (effective January 2012)
Benefits are subject to the member's contract liability and limitations.

Find a Certified Diabetes Educator
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educator's Find a Certified Diabetes Educator ® (CDE®) listing.

Policy History

Date Action Reason
February 2015 Revised added link to the Find a Certified Diabetes Educator website
September 2012 Revised Removed words for clarification
January 2012 Revised Added language regarding AADE and link
October 2010 Revised Title change and policy rewrite for new benefits
July 2009 Revised CPT codes added

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