At the close of 2013, NYSHealth 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.
The initiative supported providers in achieving recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) or Bridges to Excellence (BTE) diabetes recognition programs.
When NYSHealth began this work, only 149 New York State providers were recognized for excellence in diabetes care. Studies show that patients treated by providers with NCQA or BTE recognition have lower costs and fewer emergency department visits than patients treated by nonrecognized providers.
This video takes a look at NYSHealth’s efforts to improve diabetes care, including the Foundation’s collaboration with grantee partners to reach this goal, as well as health care providers who underwent the recognition process.