CHCANYS currently strives to meet these goals with New York State’s federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) through the use of the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Recognition Program (NCQA DRP) and Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Diabetes Care Recognition Program. The NCQA DRP and BTE DCR are voluntary programs for practices to receive recognition for delivering quality diabetes care. Recognized health centers enjoy benefits such as being distinguished as leaders in the community of practice and leverage NCQA DRP data abstraction efforts for incentives such as that received through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition.
The Campaign and its clinical partners have come together and designed four Levels of Engagement as a means of encouraging health centers to participate in the Campaign where they are. Resources and support are provided to health centers by CHCANYS with the goal of increasing the center’s levels of engagement to ultimately becoming a center of diabetes excellence.
Level 1: Join the NYS Diabetes Campaign listserv and educational opportunities to improve diabetes management.
Level 2: Take a closer look at how well you are managing your patients with diabetes. Start with monitoring 10 charts against national diabetes standards.
Level 3: Participate in quality improvement activities and focus on improving four to five diabetes measures.
Level 4: demonstrate that you are a leader in diabetes care and best practices as evidenced by achieving recognition under national programs, demonstrating positive outcomes and providing peer leadership.
For more information, click here to contact the QI Team.
To further address the state of diabetes in New York State, the Campaign launched “Half the Care” – a statewide advertising initiative urging physicians to provide more comprehensive care to their patients with diabetes. The campaign features full-page images of doctors split in half to emphasize that patients receive half the care they need and promotes a message that "We can do better." Click here for the press release. For more information and resources, visit the website at www.fulldiabetescare.org.
NCQA/BTE Diabetes Recognition
Please click here to see a list of recognized health centers