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FirstCare Wins Texas Diabetes Council Award for 2015

Monday, May 16, 2016

Last month, FirstCare Health Plans received word from the Texas Diabetes Council (TDC) and the Texas State Department of Health Services (DSHS) that we were being honored for performing above the Texas average for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) performance measures for blood glucose control (A1c), blood pressure and cholesterol treatments related to diabetes care in 2015 for our Abilene and Waco service areas. Last year, FirstCare was recognized by the TDC and DSHS for performing above the Texas average for HEDIS performance measures related to diabetes care in our Amarillo service area for 2014.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, FirstCare Clinical QI Analyst Robin Fletcher was presented with the 2015 TDC recognition award for FirstCare at the TDC meeting being held at the DSHS offices in Austin, Texas. Ms. Fletcher attends the TDC meetings and related TDC Advocacy and Outreach Committee sessions—providing input on their work from the HMO perspective and also as a diabetes advocate.
TDC’s vision—a Texas free of diabetes and its complications—and it’s mission to effectively reduce the health and economic burdens of diabetes align with FirstCare’s core values that everything we do here is because we believe that all Texans and our communities should be healthy.

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