I am doing research for a new endo in my area. I have a list that my insurance covers, but it lists some as NCQA Diabetes Recognized. What does that really mean and is it necessary in my search?
To provide physicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care, NCQA in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have developed the Diabetes Physicians Recognition Program (DPRP). This voluntary program is designed to recognize physicians, who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.
The DPRP Program has 10 measures which cover areas such as:
- HbA1c control
- Blood Pressure control
- LDL control
- Eye examinations
- Nephropathy Assessment
- Smoking status and cessation advice or treatment
Physicians who achieve DPRP Recognition show their peers, patients and others in the Diabetes community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for its skill in providing the highest-level diabetes care.
Eligible physicians will abstract data from the charts of 25 diabetes patients and submit this information to NCQA for review.