Program Wins Upstate NY IPA Diabetes Endorsement
The New York State Health Foundation has named IPA
Capital District Physician Health Plans (CDPHP) one of the first health
plans to achieve its new Diabetes Incentive Program Endorsement.
As a central component of the
Foundation’s New York State Diabetes Campaign, NYSHealth's
Diabetes Policy Center, along with national partner Bridges to
Excellence, created the endorsement program to promote financial
incentives to providers that drive excellence in diabetes care and
"We will continue to design and implement
innovative programs that help our members address and manage their
health issues, " said Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO, CDPHP
CDPHP has been recognized for demonstrating
excellence by offering personal health coaches and classes to members
with diabetes, and supplying providers with comprehensive reports on
diabetes measures that allow for comparison with colleagues.
The endorsement program is designed to help
consumers, providers, and employers identify those health plans that
encourage the best diabetes care by offering the most effective
incentive and reward programs, as well as helping health plans make
improvements to their existing programs.
"Unfortunately, not enough New Yorkers with
diabetes are getting the care they need," said James R.Knickman,
president and CEO of NYSHealth.
Address: CDPHP, 500 Patroon Creek Blvd., Albany,
NY 12206; (518) 641-3000, www.cdphp.com.