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Dr. Laura LaRosa (Finocchio) of
Western Maine Family Practice
Receives NCQA Recognition

Timothy A. Churchill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Maine Health is pleased to announce that Laura LaRosa, MD of Western Maine Family Practice was recently named to the list of physicians earning a three year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) through the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP), beginning in October 2014.

This recognition also means an enhanced ranking with the Maine Health Management Coalition allowing Western Maine Family Practice to achieve preferred provider status with many insurers.  The DRP assesses quality measures from the American Diabetes Association guidelines and measures quality on factors such as HbA1c control, blood pressure control, LDL control, eye examinations, nephropathy assessment and smoking status or smoking cessation advice.

NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize physicians and other clinicians, who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.  Dr. LaRosa has been on the Medical Staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital since 2013.




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