Meeting the Mark: Achieving Excellence in Diabetes Care
Nearly 1.8 million New Yorkers—almost 10% of the State’s population—have diabetes. People with uncontrolled diabetes are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke, and uncontrolled diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The financial costs related to diabetes complications in New York are estimated to be $12.9 billion annually, including excess medical costs of $8.7 billion.
Diabetes is a largely preventable and manageable condition, and information and tools exist to help people manage the disease and reduce complications that lead to unnecessary hospitalizations and preventable death. The tasks at hand are to spread the use of these tools to clinicians and community leaders, support their efforts to achieve excellence in diabetes care, and make a measurable difference in the lives of people with diabetes.
A chief goal of the NYSHealth Diabetes Campaign is to help 3,000 primary care physicians 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. By targeting 3,000 doctors, approximately 25% of the 11,000 primary care physicians in New York State, NYSHealth expects to set a new standard of care that will lead to a tangible increase in the number of people with controlled diabetes, a decrease in hospitalization rates for people with diabetes, and a decrease in the number of emergency room visits related to diabetes. Learn more about the Campaign’s efforts to help health care providers provide the best diabetes care.
The Meeting the Mark: Achieving Excellence in Diabetes Care request for proposals (RFP) invites organizations across New York to apply for funds to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes and to support health care providers in achieving recognition by the NCQA or BTE diabetes programs. Download the full RFP.
Grant awards will be calculated based on the number of primary care physicians who achieve NCQA or BTE diabetes recognition. NYSHealth will provide $2,500 per physician who achieves NCQA or BTE diabetes recognition. An initial payment of 20% of the grant total will be made when grants are approved, and a final payment of 80% is solely contingent upon verification of the physicians achieving NCQA or BTE recognition.
Revised Online Submission Process
Small practices (10 or fewer clinicians) interested in applying should complete a modified small practice application. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis up through June 30, 2013.
All other interested applicants should complete the online inquiry form. Eligible applicants will be contacted within three weeks and invited to complete a full online application to provide a description of their strategies, approaches, and capacity to meet the project’s goals. Full applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis through June 30, 2013.
• FAQs: read the most frequently asked questions regarding Meeting the Mark grant awards.
• View PowerPoint slides for potential applicants.
• View an example of a grant proposal and strategy that has been approved.
• View a complete list of Meeting the Mark grantees.
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