Diabetes Recognition Program

The NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program provides clinicians with tools that support delivery of high-quality care to patients with diabetes.

What Measures Are Included in the Program?

Program measures cover:

  • HbA1c Control.
  • Blood Pressure Control.
  • Eye Examinations.
  • Nephropathy Assessment.
  • Foot Examination.
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Assistance.

To earn NCQA Recognition, clinicians submit data demonstrating that they meet specific criteria for the 6 clinical performance measures comprising the Diabetes Recognition Program.

Get Started by Downloading the Introductory Packet

Achieving NCQA Recognition starts with downloading and reviewing the Diabetes Recognition Program introductory packet.

Submit questions through My NCQA.


Program fees are based on the price of one web-based Data Collection Tool (DCT), and on the number of clinicians in the clinician group who are seeking recognition.

Review Diabetes Recognition Program pricing.

NCQA Program Updates

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Education and Training

See education opportunities that include live, in-person seminars and live and on-demand webinars.

Medical Board Maintenance of Certification Credits

Clinicians in NCQA-Recognized practices may be able to receive MOC credits toward board-level certifications.

Find out if your board offers credits.

Promoting Your Recognition

Earning NCQA Diabetes Recognition sets you apart from your peers in attracting patients and contracting with payers. Promote your status with these tools.

Download the seal signifying your recognition and view the marketing guidelines for NCQA Recognition Programs.

Recognized practices are listed in the NCQA Report Cards on the NCQA website. The directory can be searched by practices and clinicians.