National Learning & Action Network Series: November 2017

Topic: Engaging Physicians & Care Teams to Prevent & Manage Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, November 82017


This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 48.3% of adults aged 65 years or older have prediabetes and only 14% of adults in this age group are aware of their diagnosis. Without diagnosis and intervention, many of these people will unnecessarily develop Type 2 Diabetes, which places undue burden on individuals, providers, and the health system. Among adults with diabetes, diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) remains largely underutilized. On the November 8th Learning and Action Network Event, participants will learn about the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strategies and services for helping primary care and health systems implement prediabetes identification and referral processes for effective intervention. Participants will also learn the four critical times primary care should refer for DSMES. Please reference the Joint Position Statement from the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more information on DSMES including referrals, tools, and assistance in implementing a standardized protocol.

Click here for the event flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strategy to prevent type 2 diabetes by working directly with physicians and care teams to identify patients with prediabetes and referring patients to a diabetes prevention program.
  • Identify the services and resources available through the AMA to implement a screening, testing, and referral process in health care organizations.
  • Highlight key considerations relevant to upcoming coverage through Medicare for eligible beneficiaries who participate in a diabetes prevention program.
  • Describe the four critical times to assess, provide, adjust, and refer for self-management education and support.
  • List three tools available to support the dissemination of the recommendations stated in the Joint Position Statement.

Sneak Peek:

Click the image below to watch a sneak peek of the National LAN Event.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Sue Fleck
Diabetes Care Subject Matter Expert
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dr. Kate Kirley
Director, Chronic Disease Prevention
American Medical Association

Kenneth Henriksen
Director, Physician and Health System Engagement
American Medical Association

Joan Bardsley
Assistant Vice President
MedStar Health Research Institute

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