Other Webinars

Choosing Quality Measures to Maximize your MIPS Quality Score – April 24, 2018

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Participants will understand the major changes in reporting and scoring for the 2018 Performance Year of the Quality Payment Program
  • Participants will understand the benchmarks of measures and how these benchmarks affect the Quality Score
  • Participants will understand how to obtain bonus points under the quality category

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MIPS – What is New in 2018? – February 20, 2018

This educational session will be a presentation that will walk you through the 2018 final rule for MIPS and will cover the following:

  • Overview of the 2018 Rule
  • Performance Categories
  • Who is Included
  • Performance Period
  • Reporting and Data
  • Performance Threshold and Submission Options
  • Payment Adjustment

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Final Count Down: Are you ready to report your Quality Payment Program Data (MIPS Data)?

The Quality Payment Program implements provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and improves Medicare payments to focus on care quality for patients. The Quality Payment Program combines and replaces three separate Medicare related programs with a single system where Medicare clinicians have the opportunity to be paid more for doing what they do best – making their patients safer and healthier. The vast majority of measures in the program are clinician-initiated, ensuring that we are rewarding what matters most to clinicians and their patients. If you do not report data for 2017, you will receive a negative 4% adjustment on all of your Medicare Part B payments in 2019.

On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 GAFP and Alliant Quality offered an educational session explaining the Quality Payment program and walked participants through the steps necessary to successfully report data, even if you have not begun to collect data for 2017.  For additional help in completing the necessary reporting steps, please contact Donna Cohen, Deputy Director, Population Health for Alliant Quality at 678.527.3681 (office) or 912-665–0279 (cell).

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Interactive Webinar: How to Interpret your Quality Resource Use Report

We are exciting to announce a free web based educational opportunity for you on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 7- 8 pm. You will learn more on interpreting your Quality Resource Use Report (QRUR). As the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, Alliant Quality is contracted by CMS to provide this FREE technical assistance.

In preparation for the session, we suggest that you log into the CMS portal and download your report to have on hand during the call. If you have not previously set up the specific EIDM account to access this report you can follow this guide at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeedbackProgram/Downloads/2015-QRUR-Guide.pdf. This guide will walk you through how to set up and EIDM account (page 3) and how to download the report. Please allow 2 weeks to go through this process prior to the call. It will be very helpful for you to have your report with you when you attend the presentation as we walk you through each of the tables in the report.

DONNA COHEN, RN, BSN, CCM ~ Task Manager Population Health
Donna.cohen@alliantquality.org O 678.527.3681 C 912-665–0279

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Public Health Webinars

June 19, 2018 DPH Webinar: Are You Ready to Follow Up Abnormal Newborn Screening for Metabolic Disorders

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  • Become familiar with Newborn Screening workflow in Georgia
  • Understand the important roles of primary care physicians in NBS follow up process
  • Provide useful web-based resources for NBS follow up

Webinar Presenters: Juanita Neira, MD and Angela Wittenauer, FNP-C, RN – Department of Human Genetics, Emory University, School of Medicine.

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational 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.

June 6, 2018 DPH Webinar: “I’m growing up, now what?” The process of Transitioning to Adult Services: Unique Health Care Challenges for Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

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  • Forming a medical home within the framework of your insurance plan
  • Identifying what you need when leaving the pediatrician (medical summary, immunization records, medication history, etc.)
  • Identifying other transitional issues (what happens after school?)
  • Creating a viable emergency plan
  • Establishing long term goals that effect access to legal, health and service options

Webinar Presenters: Andrea Videlefsky, MD – Medical Co-Director, Adult Disability Medical Home, Inc. and Jeffrey M. Reznik, MD, Urban Family Practice

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational 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.

April 25, 2018 DPH Webinar: Preventing Congenital Syphilis

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Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of primary and secondary syphilis, particularly among women of reproductive age in Georgia
  • Apply Georgia state laws and guidelines from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force related to syphilis screening and treatment during pregnancy
  • Describe common barriers to screening for and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy during a clinical encounter, and demonstrate ways to overcome the barriers

Webinar Presenter: Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine

March 28, 2018 DPH Webinar: Innovations in Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care 

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Objectives:

  • Recognize the national case and evidence for pediatric to adult health care transition (HCT) improvements
  • Discuss the 6 Core Element process and tools for Family Medicine clinicians to implement the AAP/ACP/AAFP HCT Clinical Report
  •  Describe lessons learned from implementing HCT process in primary care settings
  •  Discuss HCT reimbursement codes
  • Discuss what you and your practice can do

Webinar Presenter: Patience White, MD – Co-Director of Got Transition

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational 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.

May 31, 2017 DPH Webinar: Out of the Mouths of Babes – How Family Physicians Can Ease the Child Dental Crisis in Georgia

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Objectives:

  • Educate parents about good oral health habits for them and their children
  • Explain why primary teeth are important
  • Encourage that they brush teeth regularly with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste
  • Encourage regular dental visits
  • Outline proper dietary habits

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational 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.

May 24, 2017 DPH Webinar: Adult Disability Medical Home (ADMH) – Transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare

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Objectives: 

  • Strategies for transitioning patients to the adult care system
  • Information about a best practice model of the Patient Centered Medical Home which places the needs of patients at the center of healthcare services.
  • Holistic approach to care for patients transitioning to adult services with respect to health, wellness, living and recreational options.
  • Strategies for a medical partnership

Webinar presenters: 

JEFFREY (JEFF) REZNIK, MD

Dr. Reznik is a partner with Urban Family Practice Associates, Medical Co Director of the Adult Disability Medical Home. He is a member of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and considered a Family Physician Champions for Health Care Transition. Jeff has special interests in treating patients with special needs and their families and has expertise in the areas of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. He and his wife, Jodie, love spending time with their son, Spencer.

ANDREA (ANDI) VIDELEFSKY, MD 

Dr. Videlefsky is a Family Practice Physician of Urban Family Practice Associates, an active member of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and serves as a Family Physician Champion for Health Care Transition. She is dedicated to serving patients through the patient-centered medical home model. She has a special interest and expertise in treating teens and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. She is an active member and leader of the medical research team. She is involved in a non-profit organization focusing on philanthropy and social justice. She received the 2016 Turner Community Leadership Award. Andi and her husband Neill, have 3 adult children Ilana, Joshua, and Karin.

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

April 26th, 2017 DPH Webinar: GA HIV/Syphilis Pregnancy Screening Act of 2015

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Objectives: 

  • Describe the epidemiology and burden of congenital HIV & syphilis in the U.S. & Georgia
  • Understand GA House Bill HB 436 (HIV/Syphilis Pregnancy Screening Act of 2015) & public health challenges for implementing the legislature
  • Describe the risk factors for MTCT of HIV & syphilis
  • Identify strategies to reduce MTCT of HIV & syphilis
  • Apply common methods used in the screening and diagnosis of HIV & syphilis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the recommended prevention and treatment regimens for HIV & syphilis

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


March 22, 2017 DPH Webinar: Healthcare Transitions

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 Objectives: 

  • Understand Public Health’s role in health care transition
  • Recognize the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition
  • Discuss resources available for transitioning youth from pediatric to adult care

May 20th, 2016 DPH Webinar: Developmental Screening

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Objectives:

  • Review rates of developmental disabilities
  • Early identification and intervention leads to improved outcomes
  • Developmental and Autism Screening recommendations
  • Georgia EPSDT recommendations for screening
  • Challenges to screening in practice
  • Referral resources for further evaluation
  • Developmental monitoring and screening resources

May 12th, 2016 DPH Webinar: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Screening

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Objectives:

  1. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the rational for performing newborn screening for SCID/T cell lymphopenia
    • Understand the next steps for testing after an abnormal screening test is reported
    • Identify other non-SCID disorders that may be detected by this screening test

Enduring CME Webinar: Transformative Approaches to Rural Health Care Practice and Delivery

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Speaker:
Samuel “Le” Church, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician and Practice Owner
Synergy Health, Inc.

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description: 
Improving Georgia’s primary care infrastructure is the foundation to achieving high-quality, accessible, and efficient health care for all its citizens. To do this, practices must use novel strategies, like the patient-centered medical home model and team-based patient care, to transform the organization and delivery of primary care, particularly for chronic care management. Implementing these changes in rural practices and communities can be a challenge, but is highly necessary considering that rural Georgia counties are lowest in health rankings. This presentation will examine one practice’s experience in providing this coordinated care to rural communities.

Session Objectives:

  • Identify the readiness of a rural practice to implement changes in healthcare delivery and workflow.
  • Describe the process and challenges of implementation and transformation.
  • Determine the best practice for chronic care management and reimbursement.
  • Summarize the impact on rural communities and their health outcomes.

Continuing Education Information: 
The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Foothills Area Health Education Center as an acceptable provider for continuing education. This activity is approved for 1 continuing education hour toward the continuing competency requirements for Georgia licensure renewal. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Enduring Material activity, Transformative Approaches to Rural Health Care Practice and Delivery, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 11/11/2015. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.