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NCQA Recognizes NYS Providers for Diabetes Care Management

More than 1,100 providers at 300 primary care practices affiliated with 75 different New York State hospitals have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Diabetes Recognition Program for their commitment to diabetes care management. These providers were recognized for sharing best practices, helping hospital staff become Certified Diabetes Educators, and establishing Diabetes Education Centers.

These providers participated in the HANYS' Diabetes Campaign Collaborative, sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation Diabetes Campaign, that helped hospital clinics and primary care practices implement quality improvement activities.

New York State providers are committed to diabetes care management because the annual cost of healthcare for a person with diabetes is more than five times the average cost of care for a person without, and hospital patients with diabetes are more likely to suffer complications and be readmitted to the hospital.

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