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Build a Field-Tested Diabetic Management Program

Posted by Matthew Smith on Feb 25, 2013 11:10:00 AM
Diabetes management, IAFP, Family PhysiciansThis presentation provides an up-to-date analysis of the status of diabetic care in the United States and its likely future, including the growing incidence of both Type I and Type II diabetes. Specific reference is made to quality of life issues pertaining to diabetic patients as well as to the avoidable problems, complications and ER or hospital admissions and their attendant costs which follow upon less-than-adequate management of diabetics.

Specific slides include:

  1. Resources for tracking patient care outcomes
  2. Diabetic care measure crosswalk table
  3. Diabetic care approach: Protocols, Models, Tools
  4. Sample measures by domain
  5. Comprehensive diabetic care outcomes: HEDIS 2012

Following this introduction, the presentation turns to an examination of the benefits of the family practice's conduct of a comprehensive diabetic management program for its patients. Such benefits include:

  • the improvement of a patient's overall health and longevity,
  • cost savings coming from reduction of unnecessary complications of care,
  • occasions to advance clinical integration,
  • and opportunities for physicians to expand the volume of their practices and incomes.

Next, the presentation turns to an extensive and detailed description of a model comprehensive diabetic management program. This description includes topics as its organization and operation; patient identification, contact, induction and orientation; and patient assessment, education, counseling and monitoring. 

The presentation concludes with a brief listing of a practical, "field-tested" procedures and techniques which can strengthen patient commitment to and compliance with the management programs expectations and requirements, thereby enhancing the prospect of achieving the program's main objective: the improvement of the diabetic patient's management and care. 

Health Directions' role within the diabetic management program:

To help physician practices:
  • Achieve CMS EHR “meaningful use” or NCQA PCMH recognition
  • Leverage “reportable” quality of care and outcomes for better reimbursement
  • Participate in pilot programs with local payers
  • Partner with local health systems to create electronic linkages
  • Increase patient satisfaction
  • Improve practice profitability
  • Strategically position themselves for the future 

Topics: EHR, Meaningful Use, Practice Management, Family Physicians, Diabetic Management Program, Physicians, Diabetes, Diabetic Cohort

Climbing Aboard a Comprehensive Diabetic Management Pilot Program

Posted by Matthew Smith on Nov 12, 2012 10:02:00 AM


describe the imageThe presentation provides an up-to-date analysis of the status of diabetic care in the United States and its likely future, including the growing incidence of both Type I and Type II diabetes. Specific reference is made to quality of life issues pertaining to diabetic patients as well as to the avoidable problems, complications and ER or hospital admissions and their attendant costs which follow upon less-than-adequate management of diabetics.

Specific slides include:

  1. Resources for tracking patient care outcomes
  2. Diabetic care measure crosswalk table
  3. Diabetic care approach: Protocols, Models, Tools
  4. Sample measures by domain
  5. Comprehensive diabetic care outcomes: HEDIS 2012

Following this introduction, the presentation turns to an examination of the benefits of the family practice's conduct of a comprehensive diabetic management program for its patients. Such benefits include:

  • the improvement of a patient's overall health and longevity,
  • cost savings coming from reduction of unnecessary complications of care,
  • occasions to advance clinical integration,
  • and opportunities for physicians to expand the volume of their practices and incomes.

Next, the presentation turns to an extensive and detailed description of a model comprehensive diabetic management program. This description includes topics as its organization and operation; patient identification, contact, induction and orientation; and patient assessment, education, counseling and monitoring. 

The presentation concludes with a brief listing of a practical, "field-tested" procedures and techniques which can strengthen patient commitment to and compliance with the management programs expectations and requirements, thereby enhancing the prospect of achieving the program's main objective: the improvement of the diabetic patient's management and care. 

Health Directions' role within the diabetic management program:

To help physician practices:
  • Achieve CMS EHR “meaningful use” or NCQA PCMH recognition
  • Leverage “reportable” quality of care and outcomes for better reimbursement
  • Participate in pilot programs with local payers
  • Partner with local health systems to create electronic linkages
  • Increase patient satisfaction
  • Improve practice profitability
  • Strategically position themselves for the future 

Topics: EHR, Meaningful Use, Practice Management, Family Physicians, Diabetic Management Program, Physicians

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