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Becoming A MDPP Supplier

Dr. Wood  | Published on 7/20/2019

Submitted by Dr. Wood


Are you thinking of becoming a MDPP supplier?


Great News! It is a long road but achievable. As of April 2019, The Healthy Living Center a nonprofit education center located in Norfolk, Virginia was approved as Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program supplier. For the past three cohorts funding for the diabetes prevention program has been provided by dedicated volunteers and donors.


The Healthy Living Center currently is the only MDPP supplier in the state of Virginia. If you are moving toward receiving this recognition and seeking guidance from a nonprofit perspective, we would be glad to share our application experience and pearls learned during the process, feel free to contact us


Here are a few tips that were helpful to our success:


  • Attend Medicare monthly MDPP webinars.
  • Apply using the online portal.
  • Respond to any outstanding applications items in a timely fashion.
  • And lastly have patience!


Dr. Olivia Newby, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE,

The Healthy Living Center, President


Dr. LaWanda Wood, DNP, RN

The Healthy Living Center, Executive Director