Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management
$2,500 per physician who achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance or Bridges to Excellence recognition for diabetes care
September 2010–March 2014DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers suffer from diabetes and another 4.2 million have prediabetes.
The epidemic affects individuals’ health and also takes a toll on health care institutions, health plans, and the State’s budget. Beginning in 2008, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) invested in a $35 million Diabetes Campaign with the goal of reversing the epidemic. The Campaign seeks to build a critical mass of primary care physicians who achieve excellence in diabetes care as demonstrated by attaining recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) Diabetes Recognition Program or Bridges to Excellence’s (BTE’s) Diabetes Care Recognition Program. In 2010, NYHealth launched the Meeting the Mark: Achieving Excellence in Diabetes Care initiative to increase the number of primary care providers achieving national recognition for delivering excellence in diabetes care.