Program Sponsors

 Lead Sponsor &

Champion Sponsor

have provided support for the marketing of the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP).

Learn about sponsorship

No support has been received for the development of the content or expenses and honoraria of faculty associated with this activity.

The Guideline Advantage

A quality improvement program from the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.

Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)

Changes to DRP and HSRP

NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes. 


The DRP Program has 11 measures which cover areas such as:

  • HbA1c control
  • Blood Pressure control
  • LDL control
  • Eye examinations
  • Nephropathy Assessment
  • Smoking  and Tobacco Use and cessation advice or treatment  

Those who achieve DRP Recognition show their peers, patients and others in the Diabetes community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for their skill in providing the highest-level diabetes care. 

Eligible clinicians will abstract data from the charts of diabetes patients (25 patients for a single applicant) and submit this information to NCQA for review.

Program Information

Before | I'm Considering

During | I'm in Process

After | I'm Recognized

Purchase Materials

Recognition Program Software Certification
Evaluates compliance and compatibility with the data collection and reporting requirements of the DRP program.


For more information, submit a question to PCS select "Recognition Programs."

See if your question has already been answered. Access important FAQs and other important information before you submit your question:

Medical Boards Awarding Certification for Recognition


ABFM-certified physicians enrolled in NCQA's BPRP, DRP, HSRP and PCMH 2011 Recognition Programs are eligible to receive Part IV Maintenance of Certification credit for achieving NCQA Recognition. Please see details regarding PCMH 2011 criteria.


ABIM-certified physicians enrolled in NCQA's Diabetes, Back Pain, or Heart/Stroke Recognition Programs can use the data obtained from these programs to complete the ABIM Self-Directed PIM and earn Maintenance of Certification credit.

Diabetes Recognition Program Summit

Diabetes Recognition Program Summit

Early Summer 2012, NCQA convened a Diabetes Recognition Program Summit to discuss the impact diabetes is having on our community and its citizens.


Recognition Program Resources

Free Webinar Training
These free programs will help complete the application and submission process.

In-Person Training
NCQA offers a host of live educational seminars on Recognition programs around the country. Find information on the next training sessions.

Purchase Survey Materials
Obtain materials for Recognition application and submission for the Recognition programs

Health Plans Using Recognition
See how health plans are using NCQA Recognition Programs to improve quality.

Data License
Learn how to license the Recognition data to use in your own provider directories.

Market Your Quality

PQRS Participation

Instructions for PQRS Qualification
Steps to take and documentation needed to meet PQRS requirements for reporting and reimbursement, using DRP.

Frequently Asked Questions (DRP)
FAQs and answers about PQRS - DRP program.