Wednesday, December 01, 2010
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which administers recognition programs for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced in 2010 that Meridian Medical Group's physicians have received recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition and Heart & Stroke Prevention Programs for providing quality care to their patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease:
Anthony Elkins, DO: Diabetes, Heart & Stroke
Adrienne Evans, MD: Diabetes
Tami Kannan, MD: Diabetes, Heart & Stroke
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other physicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care.
The Heart & Stroke recognition program identifies physicians who have delivered quality care to patients to reduce their risks of these cardiovascular diseases.
To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, the doctors submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the Program's key measures. These measures include eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy, and patient satisfaction, among others. When people with diabetes & other cardiovascular conditions 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.
For more information about these programs, visit http://recognition.ncqa.org