Diabetes Recognition Program
The NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program provides clinicians with tools that support delivery of high-quality care to patients with diabetes.
What is Diabetes Recognition?
The Diabetes Recognition Program recognizes clinicians who use evidence-based measures to provide quality care to their patients with diabetes. Recognition makes you part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for providing the highest level of diabetes care.
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.
NCQA Program Updates
To provide a predictable schedule for program requirement updates, all policy, coding and clarification update notices are sent annually on November 1.
Notices contain information about upcoming changes and their effective implementation date.
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.
Recognized practices are listed in the NCQA Report Cards on the NCQA website. The directory can be searched by practices and clinicians.