Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) benefits for patients with Medicaid: Michigan


The American Medical Association and the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) have advocated for increased access to validated blood pressure measurement devices and self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) clinical support for Michigan Medicaid beneficiaries. With recent changes to Medicaid policy, these important benefits are now available.

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AMA and MSMS have developed guidance to assist physicians and care teams in ordering SMBP and validated blood pressure devices for their patients.

Access the resources below to understand the policy updates, the reimbursement available for physicians to provide SMBP clinical services, and the process for ordering blood pressure devices through the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) benefit.

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Step by step guidance to determine patient eligibility, documentation and prior authorization requirements, and tips for implementing an effective SMBP program.

​​Download the step-by-step guide (PDF).


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Reference the updated provider manual regarding SMBP and blood pressure devices in the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual.

​​Download Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual (PDF).


  1. SMBP Jumpstart: A Self-Measured Blood Pressure Curriculum (AMA Ed Hub™ CME)

  2. SMBP for patients with Medicaid

  3. AMA 7-step quick guide

  4. Validated device listing (VDL™)

  5. SMBP cuff selection (PDF)