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CME & MOC Opportunites


Improve Asthma Care for All Children: 3rd Asthma QI MOC Learning Collaborative Begins in February

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CNHN has partnered with Children’s National’s IMPACT DC asthma program to offer our 3rd asthma QI MOC learning collaborative.

Our newest 2015 quality improvement project is an Advanced Asthma QI program- “Putting POP (Population Health) in Your Asthma Care”.

We will work with participating practices and providers to:

  • Identify and track all children PCMH with asthma
  • Develop systems to “risk-stratify” and track children for targeted interventions 
  • Measure seasonal outreach to improve asthma care and reduce ED and convenience care utilization
  • Improve practice resources and billing for asthma management & education (including adding asthma educators)
  • Improve asthma communication and care coordination with schools
  • Leverage new ICD10 asthma codes for smooth transition to ICD10
  • Position primary care medical home practices for asthma quality metrics and incentives

Our QI project will run from February 2015 – November 2015.  Eligible providers can earn 25 points Part 4 MOC credit and up to 20 hours CME credits for participation.

Please see the attached flyer for details and/or listen to recorded INFO session below:

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For additional information, please contact Tamara John @ CNHN (tjohn@childrensnational.org 202-476-5481)


Free 2015 Online Video CME Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs

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Please see the attached flyers announcing HSCSN’s 2015 free online continuing medical education courses:

  • A Fresh Look at Autism Spectrum Disorder – newly released November 22, 2014
    View Flier »  |  Register Online »
  • Health Care Transition for Adolescents and Young Adults – released March 2014
    View Flier »  |  Register Online »
  • Creating a Medical Home for Individuals with Special Needs – coming soon April 2015

All courses follow the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME) standards and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


If you are interested in free continuing medical education credits, go to the link, register and take the online courses. Please share this information with other health professionals.


Improve Mental Health Screening in Your Practice: FREE QI MOC Learning Collaborative

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Universal, annual mental health screening is recommended by AAP Bright Futures and is now required by DC Medicaid for participating EPSDT providers. Yet it is hard to integrate mental health screening into a busy practice workflow and even more challenging to address identified concerns.

We can help! We have designed a Quality Improvement MOC Learning Collaborative to Improve Mental Health Screening in Pediatric Practice. This 6-month Learning Collaborative is designed for both practices that have participated in our 2014 learning collaborative and for new practices. We will assist practices new to screening in beginning the process and we will continue supporting practices that have already begun screening.

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  • ABP and ABFM MOC QI project approval
  • Up to 30 hours of CME credit
  • Access to pediatric mental health resources, including an easy to use resource guide
  • Access to Quality Improvement and Mental Health coaches who can provide on-site support (for DC practices)
  • Free mental health screening resources (ASQ:SE starter kit  & AAP Mental Health Toolkit) for each participating DC practice
  • Access to mental health experts from Georgetown University, Children’s National Health System and government agencies.

For more details, please see our flier and/or call into one of our information sessions on Friday December 12th and Tuesday December 16th (12:15-1:00pm). For details about these information sessions or for questions, please contact Leandra Godoy (lgodoy@childrensnational.org) or Tamara John (tjohn@childrensnational.org).  Please feel free to share widely with your colleagues. 


Improving HPV Vaccination Initiation and Completion in the District of Columbia

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Sponsored by the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Join us for a Webinar on December 4th*
*Note: This event was re-scheduled from November 6th

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Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/632885782

Title: Improving HPV Vaccination Initiation and Completion in the District of Columbia
Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

This webinar will focus on:

  1. Strategies to educate parents and adolescents to improve knowledge and reduce barriers to HPV vaccination initiation and completion
  2. Providing strong recommendations for the HPV vaccination
  3. Identifying missed opportunities for HPV vaccination within health provider clinical practice
  4. Supporting implementation of HPV reminder recall notifications
  5. Providing appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

Presenters:

Sherrie Flynt Wallington, PhD
Department of Health HPV Consultant
Program Director, Health Disparities Initiative
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center

CME Statement:

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
  • This program is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 1.00 contain pharmacology (Rx), (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances), content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


Improve Mental Health Screening in Your Practice & Earn Free MOC/CME Credit – Enroll Today!

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Have you ever wondered how to better care for the behavioral health concerns of the patients in your busy practice?

Did you know that as of July 1, 2013, the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance 5-year contracts with the DC Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s) state that the “{MCO} shall require annual Mental Health & Substance Abuse screenings by the enrollee’s PCP…”?

You can get help here! In partnership with the Children’s National Health Network, the DC Partnership to Improve Children’s Health Care Quality (DC PICHQ), the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the DC Department of Behavioral Health and the DC Department of Health Care Finance, the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care is pleased to offer a Quality Improvement MOC Learning Collaborative to Improve Mental Health Screening in Pediatric Practice.

Some benefits for DC based provider practices include:

  • Free Mental Health Screening Resources
  • Access to Quality Improvement coaching and on-site support from mental health practice coaches
  • Access to pediatric mental health resources, including an easy to use resource guide
  • ABP MOC QI project approval
  • Up to 30 hours of CME credit

Speakers will include experts from Georgetown University, Children’s National Medical Center and government agencies. Participation is free to pediatric providers.

For more details, please see the flyers – Quality Improvement MOC Learning and DC MH LC – Recruitment Flyer

To enroll online, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MH_app

For questions, please contact Leandra Godoy or Tamara John. Please feel free to share widely with your colleagues.


The DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care aims to improve the integration of mental health in pediatric primary care for children in the District of Columbia. We have a strong commitment to addressing the mental health needs of diverse children and their families through culturally competent, family-focused initiatives. Furthermore, we acknowledge that the unmet mental health needs of young children, especially those who have not yet entered school, are great. Thus, although we aim to address the mental health needs of all children and youths, we are particularly focused on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Members include Children’s Law Center, Children’s National Health System, DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, DC Department of Behavioral Health, DC Department of Health, DC Department of Health Care Finance, and Georgetown University.


Earn 4.5 CME Credits at Free Upcoming IUD and Contraceptive Implant Training

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excellentAdvocates for Youth is pleased to announce an upcoming training on Long –Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC), to be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Washington Court Hotel near Union Station (see attached flyer). This training, sponsored by the University of California San Francisco, DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and Advocates for Youth, provides information about the latest research and best practices for the provision of LARC methods.

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As you may know, LARC methods, the IUD and contraceptive implant, are ideal contraceptive methods for many women. They are safe, effective, and reversible, require little to no maintenance, and have much better compliance rates than other hormonal methods.

We are also pleased to provide you with information about new guidelines for family planning services. “Providing Quality Family Planning Services – Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs” released in April 2014 define what services should be offered in a family planning visit and gives providers the information they need to improve the quality of family planning services. The recommendations were developed collaboratively by CDC and OPA based on a rigorous systematic review of the available evidence and extensive input from a broad range of clinical experts. An online version of the recommendations is available as an MMWR Recommendations and Reports on the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6304a1.htm?s_cid=rr6304a1_w

The recommendations:

  • describe what services should be offered in a family planning visit: contraceptive services, pregnancy testing and counseling, advice for achieving pregnancy, basic infertility, preconception health, and STD services. They also describe how these services should be provided.
  • address the needs of both female and male clients; describe how to provide services to special populations such as adolescents; provide detailed guidance on how to provide contraceptive services; and encourage providers to discuss contraceptive effectiveness with clients seeking to prevent pregnancy.
  • encourage using the family planning visit to provide other essential preventive health services such as blood pressure screening and breast and cervical cancer screening.

For further information about the training, please contact Hilary O’Brien, Program Associate, Advocates for Youth by phone at 202-419-3420 or by email: Hilary@advocatesforyouth.org.


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