GAFP and Department of Public Health Webinar: Patient Privacy Considerations in Family Medicine

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Webinar Objectives:

Educate family physicians and staff regarding general health information and the law pertaining to minors and those transitioning to adults.

  • Age of majority/emancipation.
  • What are the medical rights of minors (under age 18)?
  • What information can or must be shared with parents?

Learn what exceptions apply to the general rules above?

  • Rules for mental/behavioral/substance health
  • Rules for pregnancy, reproduction, abortion, etc.
  • Emergencies
  • Are there differences for emancipated youth, youth in foster care, youth with developmental delays?

Discuss Best practices for your medical practice.

  • Obtaining consent.
  • How legal rights and privacy change at age 18 and why it’s important to discuss with that topic with parents and patients.
  • Recommendations for policies regarding how the office addresses consent and privacy.
  • What resources are available to you for additional information?

Presenter:

David D. Mackenzie
Partner
Huff, Powell & Bailey LLC

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


GAFP and DPH Webinar: “Sexually Transmitted Infections in Southern Adolescents”

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Webinar Objectives:

  • Review the epidemiology of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in southern adolescent populations
  • List key strategies to optimize sexual history taking and review the recommended STI screenings in adolescents
  • Describe the presentation of common STIs relevant to adolescent populations
  • Describe public health measures for the prevention of STIs among adolescents

Presenter:

Van Wagoner, MD
Associate Professor / Associate Dean
Alabama/North Carolina Prevention Training Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Medicine| Division of Infectious Diseases

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Reopening Georgia – Advice from a Health Care Attorney

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As our members continue to navigate this time of crisis, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Southern Health Lawyers, LLC would like to provide you with critical facts and strategies to limit your practice’s risk and manage the country’s new paid leave mandates throughout this global pandemic.

This webinar will explore the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) and define the “Health Care Provider” Exemption from FFCRA.  We will also review the terms and conditions of the Health and Human Services (HHS) relief funds.

Information will include:

  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) decision trees;
  2. FFCRA healthcare provider exemption notice; and
  3. HHS relief funds terms and conditions

Faculty

Richard Sanders, Esq.
Partner
Southern Health Lawyers, LLC

Jeff Stone, MD, MHA, MBA, FAAFP
President
Georgia Academy of Family Physicians
Moderator

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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Telemedicine and COVID-19: What You Need Know Moving Forward

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Telemedicine can be a useful tool in treating non-urgent patients during the Coronavirus outbreak.  This webinar is designed to offer family physicians and their team information on how to quickly implement telemedicine options into their practice.  They will also receive valuable and timely COVID-19 resources from state and national organizations.

Upon completion of this webinar, users will be able to:

  • Implement or refine your telemedicine resources for the family physician office to include coding and payments
  • Keep abreast of Georgia resources on telemedicine and appropriate rules and regulations for physicians and their clinical and business staff
  • Understand where to get up-to-date clinical information on COVID-19 including appropriate procedures and testing to implement in your office

Faculty to include experts from:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Global Partnership for Telehealth
  • Smart House Calls

If possible, we ask that you submit one-registration per office as this webinar has limited attendee registrations.

This will be recorded and uploaded to the GAFP website immediately following the live webinar.

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


DPH Webinar: Healthcare Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health invites you to participate in an interactive live webinar on Transition of Care: Autism.

The webinar will focus on providing guidance on how to plan and execute better health care transitions for patients with Autism and will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify key skills and contexts that make healthcare transition challenging for transition-age youth with autism.
  • List features of a healthcare transition process and general timelines for transition planning
  • Identify resources and information related to best practices in transition planning for youth with autism.

Presenter:

Matthew Joel Segall, Ph.D.

Educational Consultant & Licensed Psychologist

Program Director, Education and Transition Services

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


NEW! CME Webinar: A Primer for Family Medicine and Primary Care: Focusing on Pompe Disease

Recognizing Pompe disease, a progressive, debilitating and often fatal neuromuscular disease caused by a genetic deficiency or dysfunction of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA), can be challenging, as its signs and symptoms are like those of other diseases and disorders. As a result, Pompe disease may not be readily considered during the clinical work up and significant diagnostic delays are common in many patients. During this activity, we shall review the importance of early diagnosis, how the disease can present at different ages through sample case vignettes, as well as discuss advances in the ongoing monitoring and management of these patients. Early recognition is critical for improved outcomes since the disease continues to progress relentlessly, with many patients going undiagnosed for years, with debilitating and often life-threatening impact.

Learning Objectives

After this educational activity, you should be able to:

  • Briefly define lysosomal storage diseases and discuss newborn screening and its impact on identifying many of these disorders
  • Recognize clinical signs and symptoms and genotype/phenotype diversity in Pompe disease
  • Review management guidelines and available treatment options for Pompe
  • Assess the role of the primary care/internal medicine physician in the multidisciplinary management of Pompe

Accreditation Information

EXCEL Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

EXCEL Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: AANP accepts AMA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Register Here: http://programs.excelcme.com/w/pompe


Primary Care Management of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

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Webinar Overview:

Adults with sickle cell disease have multiple conditions that impact the entire body. Thus, primary care physicians and their care teams need to be empowered with the knowledge and resources to give evidence-based person-centered care.  This webinar series will provide the foundational knowledge and discuss the availability of new regional assessments for care plan development, with telemedicine follow up. It is open to physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and medical assistants.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to care for the patient with sickle cell in the primary care setting.
  • Understand how to manage pain in Sickle Cell Disease.
  • Understand best practices in care coordination through the use of Community Health Workers and the clinical care team.
  • Understand the process of telemedicine follow up.

Presenters:

James Eckman, MD               

Professor Emeritus                              
Department of Hematology and Oncology                                  
Emory University School of Medicine                             

Jeanette Nu’Man, MEd
Operations Manager of the Sickle Cell
Foundation of Georgia
Director, Camp New Hope
 

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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed Credit:

This Enduring Material activity, Webinar: Primary Care Management of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 07/02/2019. 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.

 

Public Health Webinars

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Models of Transition of Care: Autism, Thu, Jun 13, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Objectives

• Define transition and transition quality indicators for individuals with ASD

• Review lifespan approach and barriers to access to care

• Become familiar with transition resources and innovative practices

• Reflect on the role of clinicians to support and empower families of children with autism

May 22, 2019 DPH Webinar: Expedited Partner Therapy Recording 

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Objectives:

  • General overview of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Benefits of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Georgia Law & rules regarding Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Eligibility criteria for Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)

April 18, 2019 DPH Webinar: Steps to Transition Planning

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Objectives:

Medical Transition 
• Background
• Identifying the ages of transition
Education Transition 
• Assistance with IEP
Planning for life after school and options available 
• Inclusion Post-Secondary Education
• Vocational Rehabilitation – employment
• Medicaid Waiver
Emergency planning 
Long term goals 
• Guardianship or options
• Residential
• Legal

Webinar Presenters: Andrea Videlefsky, MD – Medical Director, Adult Disability Medical Healthcare, Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW, Adrienne Melnyk, M.Ed. and Janice Nodvin, Clinic Director

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 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.


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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