First clinic to receive NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program recertification via new electronic submission

The UNC Internal Medicine Clinic achieved recertification for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program November 2011-2014.

This is a voluntary program designed to recognize physicians, and other clinicians, who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes. The recertification process required electronic review of 200 eligible patient charts.

In order to be eligible, patients had to have established diabetes management within the Internal Medicine clinic at least one year prior to the index visit date, have a diagnosis of diabetes for at least one year, and be between ages 18 - 75 years. Eligible patients were reviewed for 10 key measures including: hemoglobic A1c control, blood pressure control, LDL control, up-to-date eye examinations, nephropathy assessment, and smoking status along with cessation advice or treatment.  This was the first recertification for the Internal Medicine Clinic and the first submission within the UNC Health Care System using NCQA’s new electronic submission process.  Great job!

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