QIN-QIO Public Sharing Calls: 3-Part Series

Three-Part QIN-QIO Public Sharing Call Series: Going Back to the Basics of Diabetes Self-Management Training

Part 1: The Basic Business Strategies for Building a Successful DSMT Program

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Registration Required: Register here.

Audience:

This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Call Summary:

The first webinar in this three-part series will teach participants about Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program design, business strategies, operations, and financial planning proven to lead to program success and sustainability.

Stay tuned for the event flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the key elements to include in the “Key Preliminary Activities” of a DSMT program business plan.
  • List the key elements to include in the “Operations Plan” of a DSMT program business plan.
  • List the key elements to include in the “Financial Plan” of a DSMT program business plan.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • Stay tuned for the slides for this event.
  • Stay tuned for the recorded presentation.

Meet the Speakers:

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, and Certified Endocrinology Coder

 

Continuing Education:

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session is to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to identify and implement effective healthcare strategies by exploring the Basic Business Strategies for Building a Successful DSMT Program.

We expect that this experience will help participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.

Method of Participation:

There is no fee to participate in this activity. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at service@akhcme.com.

CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

 

Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants:

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Pharmacy:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). UAN 0077-9999-18-032-L04-P; UAN 0077-9999-18-032-L04-T.  Initial Release Date: 10/11/18

Nursing:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.5 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology.  Activity ID #218181.

Dietitians:

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2. Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at www.cdrnet.org.

 

Disclosure of Financial Relationships & Commercial Support:

  • AKH Inc., CRW & Associates, and Telligen do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosures:

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Author Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other author for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product:

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer:

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.


Part 2: The Basics for Achieving Medicare Reimbursement for DSMT

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Registration Required: Register here.

Audience:

This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Call Summary:

After learning the business strategies for developing a best practice DSMT program, this second webinar will review the Medicare reimbursement rules for this benefit, and the current payment rates.

Stay tuned for the event flyer.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • Stay tuned for the slides for this event.
  • Stay tuned for the recorded presentation.

Meet the Speakers:

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, and Certified Endocrinology Coder

 

Continuing Education:

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, AANP, and CDR credit; see final CPE/CE activity announcement for specific details.


Part 3: The Basics of Implementing a Successful Continuous Quality Improvement Plan for a DSMT Program

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

Registration Required: Register here.

Audience:

This event is open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Call Summary:

The final webinar of this three-part series will teach participants how to design a practical CQI plan for a DSMT program, including relevant structure, process and outcome quality measures. Ms. Hodorowicz will also show how educators followed each step of the Plan-Do-Study-Act CQI process to improve the problem of dwindling attendance in their program, and how the data was then used to fulfill their DSMT CQI project for the year.

Stay tuned for the event flyer.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • Stay tuned for the slides for this event.
  • Stay tuned for the recorded presentation.

Meet the Speakers:

Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RD, MBA, CDE, and Certified Endocrinology Coder

 

Continuing Education:

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This activity is eligible for ACPE, ANCC, AANP, and CDR credit; see final CPE/CE activity announcement for specific details.