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Diabetes Physician Recognition Program

Joint Statement Regarding the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) have agreed that NCQA will formally assume sole responsibility for the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) for physicians, effective April 1, 2011. This announcement completes the program’s gradual transition toward NCQA management since ADA and NCQA began co-branding the program in 2001.

This change does not affect DRP’s day-to-day operations, which NCQA has managed for several years. 

Clinicians and practices that are currently DRP-recognized may continue to display their certificates indicating DRP as an ADA-NCQA cobranded program. Clinicians and practices that submit successful applications or renewals for Diabetes Recognition before April 1, 2011, will receive certificates showing they are recognized by ADA and NCQA. Clinicians and practices that successfully apply for or renew recognition after April 1, 2011, will receive certificates showing they are recognized by NCQA. 

The Diabetes Recognition Program has been positive for ADA, NCQA and the advancement of care for patients with diabetes. The organizations’ alliance will continue by the active participation of the ADA leadership in NCQA’s various committees and advisory groups. 

This change does not affect the American Diabetes Association's Education Recognition Program.

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