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LOCAL CLINIC RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR PROVIDING QUALITY DIABETES CARE
Diabetes Recognition Program measures performance in key areas of diabetes care
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC of Baton Rouge, LA has received Recognition from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with diabetes. Earning NCQA Diabetes Recognition shows that the Baton Rouge Clinic is providing the best care possible for their patients.
The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to acknowledge clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to patients with diabetes. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, the Baton Rouge Clinic submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the Program’s key diabetes care measures. These measures include blood pressure, cholesterol and hemoglobin (HbA1c) controls, and eye examinations, among others. When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
“NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program honors the vanguard, professionals using the best science to help patients cope with one of modern life’s most pervasive illnesses,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “I commend the Baton Rouge Clinic for providing high quality care and for going the extra mile to help people with diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. An estimated 20 million Americans over 20 have diabetes; it is the seventh-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and it has no cure.
To find out if your clinician has been recognized by the Diabetes Recognition Program or for further information, please visit recognition.ncqa.org or email email@example.com. To order application materials, call (888) 275-7585 or order online at web.ncqa.org/dprppubs.aspx.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
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