DQIP Background: Participating organizations and panel memberships
DQIP 1.2 Specifications: Diabetes measures for performance reporting
Abstraction Took Kit: Data abstraction software for measureing performance
Compendium of Diabetes Best Practices: Useful aid for health care providers
Quality Improvement Tools: Sample tools for physicians and patients
Related Sites: Links to more information about diabetes


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).

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Thirty organizations participate in DQIP.
This Web site is maintained by the
Texas Medical Foundation
DQIP Toll-Free Line: 1-888-691-9167

DQIP Data Abstraction Tool Kit

DQIP Data Abstraction Toolkit Picture

Our DQIP Data Abstraction Tool Kit can help you measure the quality of health care you deliver to your diabetes patients.

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