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Diabetes Technical Assistance

The Transformation Center will be offering technical assistance and resources to support CCOs and clinics working on the following diabetes CCO incentive measures: HbA1c poor control and oral evaluations for adults with diabetes.

Upcoming webinars

National Diabetes Prevention Program: How CCOs can help members prevent diabetes

Learn how CCOs can engage with partners and utilize their system and resources in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • July 15, 2020, noon–1 p.m.
  • Webinar registration
  • Audience: CCO chronic disease coordinators and quality improvement staff

How CBOs can offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to their community members

Are you in a community-based organization that wants to deliver healthy-living training to the people you serve? Learn how community-based organizations can get paid to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program to their community members.
  • August 12, 2020, noon-1 p.m.
  • Webinar registration
  • Audience: Community-based organization staff involved with or considering diabetes prevention programs

National Diabetes Prevention Program: How clinics can help patients prevent diabetes

How can you help your patients avoid developing diabetes? Join this webinar to learn more about the role your clinic can play.

Recorded webinars

Working with pharmacists on a diabetes care team

The Transformation Center invites clinicians who serve Oregonians to a no-cost CME-accredited webinar focused on lowering rates of HbA1c poor control through working with pharmacists as part of the diabetes care team. The webinar features Dr. Andrew Ahmann, director of the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association.
  • View slides
  • Watch recording (once you register, the recording will start automatically and you cannot pause)
  • Audience: Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists
  • Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Oregon Health Authority. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Patient education and engagement in diabetes care

Learn how you can you help educate and engage patients with diabetes to control HbA1c. The Transformation Center-produced webinar features Dr. Andrew Ahmann, director of the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association.
  • View slides
  • Watch recording (once you register, the recording will start automatically and you cannot pause)
  • Audience: Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists
  • Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Oregon Health Authority. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A systems approach to improving diabetes care

Explore how you can lower rates of HbA1c poor control using strategies that span your health system. The webinar will feature Dr. Andrew Ahmann, director of the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association.
  • Watch recording
  • View slides
  • Audience: Quality improvement staff and diabetes/chronic disease care coordinators at CCOs, Tribal health systems and other health systems

Tailoring nutrition programming to fit different communities and populations

The Oregon Food Bank and two of their partner organizations, African Family Holistic Health Organization and Familias en Accion, will share how you can create and work with programs responsive to the diverse populations and different types of communities we serve.

Peer-to-peer learning for CCOs

Columbia Pacific and Trillium CCO staff present on how they share data with clinics, use their incentive dollars to improve diabetes programs, improve care through learning collaboratives, and their other keys to success with this metric. Sara Kleinschmit from OHA’s metrics team also gives an outline of the metric and answers questions.

Peer-to-peer learning for clinics

Presenters from Winding Waters Clinic and Old Town Clinic will share how they create workflows, address social determinants of health, offer team-based care and involve pharmacists, among other best practices for diabetes care.

Resources

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Effective January 1, 2019, the National Diabetes Prevention Program is a Medicaid and Medicare covered benefit in Oregon. Resources are available for CCOs and primary care teams to support work to prevent diabetes at both the system and clinic levels.

See program information and benefit coverage in Oregon, including billing guidance, training opportunities, implementation resources, and more.

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association has released the 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Practice resources include a highlights webinar, abridged standards for primary care providers, and a standards of care app.

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