Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Project Title

Underwriting Fees to Support Diabetes Recognition for New York State Providers - Phase 2

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Improving Diabetes Prevention and Management

Date Awarded

August 6, 2013


Outside New York State




At the inception of the NYHealth Diabetes Campaign, the Foundation identified the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program as the nationally renowned program that recognizes providers who meet the highest standards of diabetes control.

To attain NCQA recognition, physician practices submit medical record data to demonstrate that their patients are meeting the best possible health outcomes and are keeping their diabetes under control. As a direct incentive for providers to go through the rigorous process of applying and achieving recognition, the Foundation funded NCQA to underwrite the application fees, which range from $320 to $350, through a 2010 grant and a 2012 grant. In August 2013, the Foundation awarded NCQA third grant to continue underwriting fees to support NCQA applications.

At the close of 2013, NYHealth surpassed its five-year goal of helping 3,000 primary care providers (25% of all New York State primary care physicians) attain diabetes recognition, which is an indicator that clinicians are delivering the best care and achieving good outcomes for patients.