Diabetes Recognition Program measures performance in key areas of diabetes care
WASHINGTON—Dec. 11, 2013—The National Committee for Quality
Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Jacques Txuj Ci Moua, M.D., of Catawba
Valley Family Medicine – Northeast Hickory has received Recognition
from the Diabetes Recognition Program for providing quality care to his
patients with diabetes.
The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of
care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who
deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document
and improve their delivery of diabetes care. To receive recognition, which
is valid for three years, Moua submitted data that demonstrates performance
that meets the Program’s key diabetes care measures. These measures
include eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient
satisfaction, among others. When people with diabetes receive quality
care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications
such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
“NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program honors the vanguard, professionals
using the best science to help patients cope with one of modern life’s
most pervasive illnesses,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.
“I commend Dr. Moua for providing high quality care and for going
the extra mile to help people with diabetes.”
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to
produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar
to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. An estimated 16
million Americans have diabetes; it is the sixth-leading cause of death
by disease in the U.S. and it has no cure.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health
care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care
organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas
of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information
Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool
in healthcare. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information
for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
About Catawba Valley Medical Group
Catawba Valley Medical Group is comprised of 10 Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011™ Level III family practices housing more than 20 physicians, and two specialty
care practices—Catawba Valley Cardiology and Catawba Valley Vascular
Surgery. The network of practices provides access to all specialists,
facilities and programs of Catawba Valley Medical Center, as well as expanded
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