All 22 CAC medical centers received acknowledgment from the NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CAC-Florida Medical Centers, a subsidiary of health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), has achieved a three-year recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their clinicians’ delivery of quality ambulatory care to patients who have diabetes.
To earn NCQA recognition, CAC submitted data documenting its delivery of care to patients with diabetes. CAC has demonstrated high-quality performance in diabetes management measures and is expected to have fewer patients who develop serious complications due to diabetes, such as kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, amputations and blindness.
“Our team and patient-centered approach to diabetes management and care at CAC-Florida Medical Centers encourages and inspires our patients who have diabetes to live healthier lives,” said Dr. Carline Hyppolite-Oyadiran, CAC-Florida Medical Centers Regional Medical Director. “This NCQA Diabetes Program Recognition is a testament to CAC’s physicians and clinicians who tirelessly work to improve the lives of all patients we have the honor to serve.”
In addition to quality care received at CAC, patients are encouraged to participate in group meetings with other patients who have diabetes, certified diabetes professionals and caregivers. The patients motivate and support each other in these sessions while learning from professionals how to best manage their diabetes. CAC also hosts diabetes education classes in English and Spanish as well as diet, nutrition and exercise classes.
“I thank God for the diabetes program at CAC-Florida Medical Centers. It has improved my life a lot, coming here and listening to other people… We learn a lot in the center and we learn from each other, too,” shared Jennifer Mayers, CAC-Florida Medical Centers patient.
The NCQA’s Diabetes Recognition Program is based on the American Diabetes Association’s guidelines and scientific evidence supporting key measures, such as blood pressure control, foot examination, eye examination and smoking and tobacco use.
CAC-Florida Medical Centers previously achieved consecutive three-year recognitions for excellence in delivery of quality diabetes care in 2009 and 2012.
About CAC-Florida Medical Centers
CAC-Florida Medical Centers is a subsidiary of health and well-being company Humana Inc. The first CAC medical center opened its doors to Miami-Dade County's Hispanic population in 1964 under the name Clínica Asociación Cubana. CAC holds the distinction of being Florida's first managed care facilities granted a license to operate as a health maintenance organization (HMO) as a result of the Congressional HMO Act of 1973. Today, the CAC brand is recognized throughout South and Central Florida for its commitment to members of the communities it serves and the provision of high quality, readily accessible health care.
The centers operate in a staff model setting whereby routine medical and ancillary health care services are provided in "One Place" and orchestrated by primary care physicians. This type of health care delivery is familiar to many CAC patients of Hispanic origin who grew up around the staff model setting in their native countries before migrating to South Florida. Today, the company operates full-service, multi-specialty medical centers in Miami-Dade, Broward, Orlando and Tampa to serve a culturally diverse patient base of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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