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Eligibility - Gestational Diabetic Note

Are women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and women with pre-existing diabetes who are pregnant included in the certification program?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Yes. The Program-Specific Eligibility reads "Acute care hospitals that provide care and services to patients who have a medical history of diabetes – that is, diabetes diagnosed and acknowledged by the treating physician – are eligible for certification under this program …". Diabetes Mellitus diagnosis includes: type 1, type 2 and GDM. Women with preexisting diabetes who are pregnant, have diabetes regardless if they are pregnant.  There is one standard where it is identified that it is not applicable to women with gestational diabetes. This standard is DSDF.2 EP.5.a.
Manual: Advanced DSC - Inpatient Diabetes
Chapter: Program Management DSPR
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on November 01, 2021

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