event date: 
November 8, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

National Learning & Action Network Series: November 2017: Engaging Physicians & Care Teams to Prevent & Manage Diabetes

Registration is Required for this Webinar Event

Audience: This event is 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.

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.


Sue Fleck, Diabetes Care Subject Matter Expert - CMS
Dr. Kate Kirley, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention - AMA
Kenneth Henriksen, Director, Physician and Health System Engagement - AMA
Joan Bardsley, Assitant Vice President - MedStar Health Research Institute

Supplemental Resources:

Continuing Education Credit Will Be Offered:

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.

Registration is Required