DQIP Background

The goal of the Diabetes Quality Improvement Project (DQIP) is to create consensus around a single set of diabetes measures for performance reporting. The results of this performance reporting can ultimately improve the quality of care delivered to your diabetes patients.

Who Is DQIP?

DQIP Operations Group
DQIP Technical Expert Panel
DQIP Leadership Council

Data collected from quality improvement projects conducted in the HMO setting indicated an underutilization of preventive services such as eye exams, foot exams, blood glucose control, and monitoring of blood pressure and cholesterol. These preventive services have been unequivocally shown to reduce complications from diabetes.

Use of DQIP will help health plans meet accreditation requirements of national organizations such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In addition, physicians can use DQIP to generate baseline data as a first step in improving the quality of care in their practices. The collection and reporting of DQIP data allows for a valid comparison of care within and across health care settings.

DQIP began under the sponsorship of a coalition including the American Diabetes Association, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).