Diabetes Recognition Program: Updates

NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program evaluates and recognizes clinicians and group practices that deliver a higher standard of diabetes care. Advances in diagnostic and treatment technology and evolving clinical practices led NCQA to revisit the program’s structure and standards. As a result, new diabetes measures will be developed this year to align with evolving data collection and technology.

Planned changes include:  

  • Updates to NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program measure set.
  • Modernized program infrastructure to allow for digital measure adoption.
  • New measure development exploring one to focus on the behavioral health component of diabetes care and another that embraces advancing glucose monitoring technology.
  • This page will be updated periodically to highlight progress made.


Last year, a collective of diabetes and quality measurement experts met at the annual Digital Quality Summit to assess the program and make recommendations for updates. Their collective expertise led to the white paper: Rethinking Diabetes in the Digital Age. The paper now serves as a blueprint for the updates.

These efforts are generously funded by a $3.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Staff at PRECISIONvalue are also contributing their expertise and providing strategic counsel for this work.

Learn more about the updates and explore the current standards for the Diabetes Recognition Program

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