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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

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.
  • January 22, 2020, 7–8 a.m.
  • Details and registration
  • 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.

  • January 30, 2020, noon-1 p.m.
  • Register here
  • Audience: CCO staff working on clinic quality improvement, diabetes care adn patient nutrition

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 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.
  • February 3, 2020, noon–1 p.m.
  • Details and registration
  • 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 live activity 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 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.
  • February 28, 2020, noon–1 p.m.
  • Webinar registration
  • Audience: Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists

Recorded webinars

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.

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