Diabetes Care Link (DCL) represents a collaborative
effort among employers, health plans, and physicians
to improve the quality of care for patients with diabetes.
DCL encourages patients to optimally manage their diabetes
and rewards physicians who can demonstrate that they
are top performers in providing quality diabetes care.
What is Diabetes CareRewards?
Diabetes CareRewards is a website specifically designed
for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Industry research
has shown that people with diabetes are concerned about
eating well, beating stress, staying active, and finding
resources to manage their condition.
Diabetes CareRewards promotes the achievement of target
diabetes goals to improve health and prevent diabetes
complications. By working to optimally manage diabetes,
patients will be eligible to earn points via CareRewards.
What are CareRewards?
CareRewards is a system for tracking key diabetes self-care
activities. On a regular basis patients will record
information within the website that can earn them reward
points and incentives. By following the seven self-care
activities listed below, patients earn points and improve
Hemoglobin A1c checked
and Blood Pressure checked
Diet/exercise - Exercise 4 times per week, on
a diet regime, maintaining healthy weight or losing
Blood sugar level regularly monitored
as directed by your doctor (for example, 3 times
Who sponsors the Diabetes CareRewards program?
A powerful coalition of employers and health plans
has joined together to promote the achievement of target
diabetes goals to improve the quality of diabetes care
and prevent diabetes complications.
Who is eligible?
All employees and dependents, over the age of 18, with
diabetes who are covered by an eligible health plan
offered by one of the sponsors are invited to participate
in Diabetes CareRewards.
With healthcare costs rising, how can Diabetes CareRewards
be offered to patients?
When a patient and physician work together for better
health, costs go down for everyone.
Do patients have to change physicians to participate?
No. Patients do not have to change doctors to be eligible
to use the Diabetes CareRewards website.
How are patients selected for the Diabetes CareRewards
The MEDSTAT Group, Inc. ("Medstat"), a Thomson
business and leading health information company, is
the general contractor for Bridges to Excellence, Inc.
and acts as overall program manager. Medstat, through
an arrangement with the employer and health plan, receives
claims data that may indicate that an employee or a
dependent are being treated for diabetes.