Quality Programs

HEDIS® Measures for Diabetic Patient Health

June 6, 2024

There are several diabetic care measures in HEDIS® reporting, which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services use to drive improvements in patient outcomes. Some of these measures include:

  • Glycemic Status Assessment for Patients with Diabetes (GSD); formerly known as Hemoglobin A1c Control for Patients with Diabetes (HBD)
  • Eye Exam for Patients with Diabetes (EED)
  • Kidney Health Evaluation for Patients with Diabetes (KED)

Patients with diabetes require consistent medical care and monitoring to reduce the risk of severe complications and improve health outcomes. Interventions to improve diabetes outcomes go beyond glycemic control and should include comprehensive patient education, collaboration with specialists.

View the provider tip sheet to learn more about what is new and included in the measures, as well as ways you can close gaps in care for patients with diabetes. The tip sheet also covers required medical record documentation and claims coding to reduce the need for medical record reviews.


Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).