Diabetes is one of the costliest and most common chronic diseases in the U.S. Many complications, such as amputation, blindness, and kidney failure can be prevented when diabetes is well controlled. At KPMAS, we are focused on helping our members manage their diabetes.
Hypertension is a common comorbidity in patients who suffer from diabetes. Both conditions can increase a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease, including stroke, and coronary artery disease, Therefore, management and treatment of both conditions is essential. KPMAS has been #1 in the entire nation for the last three years for blood pressure control for diabetic patients. In comparison, our next closest regional competitor for Blood Pressure Control was rated 78th nationally for HEDIS 2018.
For patients with diabetes, complications such as blindness can be prevented with regular retinal screening and early detection. KPMAS has a proven track record year over year for diabetic eye exams.
The hemoglobin A1C (also known as HbA1c) is a common blood test used to diagnose and manage diabetes. For diabetics, having this test conducted regularly is vital to confining their blood sugar levels stay within range and monitor the effectiveness of their diabetes treatment plan. KPMAS is leading the nation with our proven year over year track record of HbA1c testing.
The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2016, 2017, and 2018 Commercial data and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Quality Compass 2016, 2017, and 2018 includes certain CAHPS data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Official plan names per Quality Compass: (1) Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.; (2) Group Hospitalization and Medical Services Inc. (GHMSI); (3) Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company – Virginia/District of Columbia; (4) Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs.