National Learning & Action Network Series: November 2017

Topic: Engaging Physicians & Care Teams to Prevent & Manage Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

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This event was open to beneficiaries, families, healthcare providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 48.3% of adults aged 65 years or older have prediabetes and only 14% of adults in this age group are aware of their diagnosis. Without diagnosis and intervention, many of these people will unnecessarily develop Type 2 Diabetes, which places undue burden on individuals, providers, and the health system. Among adults with diabetes, diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) remains largely underutilized. On the November 8th Learning and Action Network Event, participants will learn about the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strategies and services for helping primary care and health systems implement prediabetes identification and referral processes for effective intervention. Participants will also learn the four critical times primary care should refer for DSMES. Please reference the Joint Position Statement from the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more information on DSMES including referrals, tools, and assistance in implementing a standardized protocol.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strategy to prevent type 2 diabetes by working directly with physicians and care teams to identify patients with prediabetes and referring patients to a diabetes prevention program.
  • Identify the services and resources available through the AMA to implement a screening, testing, and referral process in healthcare organizations.
  • Highlight key considerations relevant to upcoming coverage through Medicare for eligible beneficiaries who participate in a diabetes prevention program.
  • Describe the four critical times to assess, provide, adjust, and refer for self-management education and support.
  • List three tools available to support the dissemination of the recommendations stated in the Joint Position Statement.

Sneak Peek:

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Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Sue Fleck
Diabetes Care Subject Matter Expert
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Dr. Kate Kirley
Director, Chronic Disease Prevention
American Medical Association

Kenneth Henriksen
Director, Physician and Health System Engagement
American Medical Association

Joan Bardsley
Assistant Vice President
MedStar Health Research Institute

Supplemental Resources:

Continuing Education Credit Will Be Offered for Attending the Live Webinar:

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session is to prepare healthcare quality improvement professionals to identify and implement effective healthcare strategies by exploring promising practices to engage physicians and care teams and prevent and manage diabetes.

We expect that this experience will help participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.

Method of Participation:

You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. The link to the online evaluation will be provided after completion of the activity. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.


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AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge-based activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs). UAN 0077-9999-17-037-L04-P; 0077-9999-17-037-L04-T. Initial Release Date 11/8/2017


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is awarded 1.5 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, CRW & Associates and Telligen. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803

This activity is accredited for 1.5 contact hour(s) which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID #21718-8


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  • No commercial support was received for this activity.


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This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.