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Quality Report Card

Chronic Disease

Patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, often have to deal with these conditions on an ongoing basis, perhaps for the rest of their lives. MultiCare provides our patients with care and resources that helps them manage these diseases and maintain the best possible quality of life.

In this Section

Diabetes

Ha1c testing

HA1c (Hemoglobin A1C) measures blood sugar control in diabetes. Blood test for HA1C level at least once in the last year for diabetics age 18 - 75.

Ha1c testing


Ha1c < 8%

Having better blood sugar control in diabetes (indicated by a lower A1c level which means a lower average blood sugar level), helps to significantly reduce diabetic complications (such as eye and nerve damage, kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes).

Blood sugar control in the last year (<8% Ha1c).

Ha1c < 8%

NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program Target is 60%

LDL-C Screening

LDL-C testing at least once in last year for Type I or Type II diabetics age 18 - 75, at least one primary care visit in last year.

LDL-C Screening

LDL-C Control

Last LDL-C < 100 (in last year) for Type I or Type II diabetics age 18 - 75, at least one primary care visit in last year.

LDL-C Control

NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program Target is 36%

Eye Exam

The percentage of patients 18 - 75 diagnosed with diabetes (Type I or Type II) who had an eye exam at least once in a two-year period, or it there is evidence of eye disease, during a one-year period.

Eye Exam

NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program Target is 60%

Blood Pressure Control

Last BP < 140/90 (in last year) for Type I or Type II diabetics age 18 - 75, at least one primary care visit in last year.

Blood Pressure Control

High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Control in Hypertension

Last BP in year for patients diagnosed with hypertension less than 140/90, age 18 to 85.

Blood Pressure Control in Hypertension

** National data provided by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)