- Multiple hospitalizations, emergency department visits, or increased use of other health care services
- Serial physician assessments, laboratory or x-ray studies consistent with progressive illness
- Changes in minimal data set (MDS) for patients in long-term care facilities
- Progressive deterioration of the patient while receiving home health care
A1C – the glycated hemoglobin test, commonly used as a clinical tool to diagnose diabetes and assess glycemic control. It can be measured at any time of the day, eliminating patient fasting, and it provides valuable information about recent glycemic control.