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Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT²) Webinars

 

These webinars are part of a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice brought to you by the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2). GCT2 includes partnering organizations with aligned programs and services dedicated to connecting and collaborating to lead Georgia providers in transforming healthcare for improved patient outcomes.

The schedule of topics to-date for 2017 is below. You may register for one or all of the webinars by clicking the webinar titles below!

You may view past GCT2 webinars below or click the webinar titles to view the webinar on a new page.

January 18, 2017 – 2017 Quality Payment Program – MIPS Overview

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explain why insurers are implementing value-based payments
  2. Describe the four components of the MIPS program
  3.  Take the steps needed now to prepare for successful reporting in 2017

 

December 14, 2016 – Contracting with the Pharmacist

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Identify common pharmacist patient care opportunities.
  2. Describe ways collaboration can improve patient outcomes.
  3. Discuss the business case for pharmacist collaboration in various care settings.

 

November 23, 2016 – Diabetes Self-Management Education

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Describe Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME);
  2. Gain knowledge on the national standards of DSME;
  3. Know how to become an accredited site from start to finish; and
  4. Understand the importance of providing DSME to the community for reducing the burden of Chronic Disease in Georgia.

 

October 26, 2016 – Patient Advisory Boards

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles of person/family centered care
  2. Describe the various Person and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) models
  3. Use resources available to establish a PFAC

 

September 28, 2016: Medication Reconciliation

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Perform a literature review regarding medication errors
  2. Discuss the importance of medication reconciliation in the hospital and in the community setting
  3. Identify key healthcare personnel involved in the medication reconciliation process
  4. Discuss the advantages and importance of having a pharmacist to perform medication reconciliation
  5.  Review the common medications involved in medication errors and steps to take toward error prevention

 

August 24, 2016: Transitions of Chronic Care Management

Objectives:

  1. Describe the 3 core requirements needed for billing the Chronic Care Management (CCM) model
  2. Understand the benefits and challenges associated with the CCM model and non-visit based payment
  3. Identify ways to understand gaps in your practice model and use new workflows, tools and processes to transform to a CCM model.

July 27, 2016: Applying the New CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline to Practice

Objectives:

  1. Describe the healthcare and public health concerns related to opioid prescribing for chronic pain
  2. Explain the significance of the prescribing guidelines
  3. Identify common criticisms of the prescribing guidelines
  4. Summarize the prescribing guideline recommendations in the context of primary care practice

 

June 22, 2016: Motivational Interviewing: Improving Medical Adherence

Objectives:

  1. Identify the core principles of Motivational Interviewing
  2. Understand the nature of medication non-adherence, and how MI applies to this problem
  3. Use MI techniques to improve patient interest in medications and align provider and patient expectations

 

May 25, 2016: Incorporating Behavioral Health in to Primary Care Practice

Objectives:

  1. Identify which screening tools are practical to use in primary care
  2. Learn how to interpret screening results
  3. Identify successful workflows to accomplish screening and accurate coding for reimbursement

April 27, 2016: Teachings & Tools for Correct Blood Pressure Management

Objectives:

  1. Examine a team-based approach to high blood pressure management in clinical practice.
  2. Discuss EHR Innovations in the management of high blood pressure
  3. Identify three strategies for promoting patient self-management of high blood pressure

March 23, 2016: Colorectal Screening

Objectives:

  1. Understand current recommendations for colon cancer screening in average risk adults age 50+
  2. Explain the importance of offering both stool blood testing and colonoscopy as colorectal cancer screening options.
  3. Select appropriate colorectal cancer testing for each patient, consistent with screening and surveillance guidelines for different population subgroups.


February 24, 2016: Underdiagnosed Hypertension

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of undiagnosed hypertension.
  2. Identify barriers to early recognition and treatment of individuals with undiagnosed hypertension.
  3. Describe strategies and resources to promote awareness of undiagnosed hypertension, facilitate patient self-management, reduce the burden of illness, and improve health outcomes.

 

January 27, 2016: Top 10 Practices to Avoid: Choosing Wisely Initiative®

Objectives:

  1. Understand the consequences of the overuse of medical procedures
  2. Provide evidence-based recommendations to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on a patient’s individual situation
  3. Identify 10 procedures that are overused in the primary care setting

 

November 25, 2015: New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the recent changes in breast cancer screening guidelines
  2. Participants will become familiar with patient education resources to promote breast cancer screening
  3. Participant will understand the risk factors for breast cancer.

 

October 28, 2015: Smoking Cessation and Accurate Coding for Maximum Reimbursement

Objectives:

  1. Use the 5 A’s approach to supporting smoking cessation
  2. Learn how to document and code cessation counseling
  3. Identify available patient education and support resources

 

September 30, 2015: Team Based Care Protocol – Systems for BP Control and the Role of the Pharmacist in Team Based Care

Objectives:

  1. Review the premises of PCMH and MTM
  2. Illustrate care and services pharmacists are currently providing
  3. Review the evidence and roles for team-based care specific to cardiovascular outcomes
  4. Propose fundamentals to implement collaborative practice focusing on pharmacist-provider teams

 

September 23, 2015: Medication Reconciliation and Medication Adherence

Objectives:

  1. Understand how and when to perform medication reconciliation to keep patients safe
  2. Learn factors that impact patient adherence to medication regimens
  3. Identify tools and resources to assist patients in managing medications

 

July 22, 2015: ICD-10 and Accurate Coding for Maximum Reimbursement

Objectives:

  1. Update of the requirement to upgrade from ICD-9 to ICD-10
  2. Understand compliance dates and the consequences of non-compliance
  3. Discuss strategies for managing their ICD-10 update project

 

June 24, 2015: Stage 2 Meaningful Use – Are You Ready?

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the objectives of the Meaningful Use program
  2. Review the requirements of Stage 1
  3. Describe each Stage 2 Requirement; core and menu objectives, required EHR software, reporting period, CQM’s
  4. Provide information for EP to assess Stage 2 readiness

 

May 27, 2015: Excelling in Diabetes and Cardiac Health Through PQRS Reporting

Objectives:

  1. Understand reporting requirements and implications of not reporting
  2. Identify where to go for help in reporting

 

April 22, 2015: Using a Team Approach to Improving Blood Pressure Control

Objectives:

  1. Identify how to correctly measure blood pressure in the office or at home
  2. Discuss the value of using hypertension treatment protocols
  3. Describe strategies to improve patient adherence

 

March 25, 2015: Using the PDSA Change Model to Increase Diabetes Control in Your Practice

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the value of planning in great detail prior to implementing a project
  2. Use the PDSA template to plan quality improvement projects
  3. Understand how to identify modifiable factors that impact diabetes control