Overall Results:
To qualify as a Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP), Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic was required to conduct a readiness evaluation prior to applying for their DPRP status. Clay Platte Family Medicine Clinic randomly selected 25 diabetic patients per physician between the ages of 18 and 75. The overall score for this readiness survey sample was a perfect 100 out of a possible 100 points.  Since this score does exceed the 75 point threshold, this sample could be submitted to obtain recognition for NCQA’s DPRP (see Table 2).

Table 2                                              DPRP Scoring Summary


Clinical Measures

Criteria

Meeting Criteria

Available Points

Sept 07 Points

HbA1c > 9.0 % (poor control)

≤ 15 % of sample

4%

15

15

HbA1c < 7.0 %

≥ 40 % of sample

69%

10

10

Blood Pressure ≥ 140/90 mm Hg

≤ 35 % of sample

14%

15

15

Blood Pressure < 130/80 mm Hg

≥ 25 % of sample

46%

10

10

Eye Examination

≥ 60 % of sample

72%

10

10

Smoking Status and Cessation Advice or Treatment

≥ 80 % of sample

97%

10

10

LDL-C ≥ 130 mg/dL

≤ 37 % of sample

6%

10

10

LDL-C < 100 mg/dL

≥ 36 % of sample

64%

10

10

Nephropathy Assessment

≥ 80 % of sample

83%

5

5

Foot Examination

≥ 80 % of sample

90%

5

5

Points Needed for Recognition

 

75

 

Total Points

 

100

100

Conclusions

The results of this analysis demonstrate that Clay-Platte Family Medicine Clinic has met all criteria needed for NCQA’s DPRP recognition and was subsequently granted the recognition in April 2011.