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Reducing Flu Vaccine Disparities

Thursday, October 20, 2022  |  2:00 p.m. (ET)
Leon Jerrels, M.H.A., M.B.A., R.N., CPQH, Director, Quality Improvement, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic    
Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., President, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, National Minority Quality Forum   

People from racial and ethnic minority groups experience higher rates of severe influenza illness, with disparities in hospitalization rates, intensive care unit admission rates, and in-hospital death rates (more details available here). To help combat this, it is important to increase vaccination rates among minority groups that have historically had lower rates of flu vaccination. The presenters will discuss the implementation of this program on the ground at Kelsey-Seybold.


2022 Midterm Election 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022  |  2:00 p.m. (ET)
Jamie Miller, Senior Director, Government Relations, AMGA
Lauren Lattany, Director, Government Relations, AMGA

AMGA Government Relations staff will discuss hte 2022 election results, its impact on AMGA issue areas, and the future agenda of Congress in the near and long term.


Development of a Standardized Approach to Identify and Engage High-Risk Patients with COVID-19

Wednesday, November 16, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)

Gurvinder Singh Sidhu, M.D., 
Paxlovid Medical Director, Pfizer, Inc.
Deanna Olexia, R.Ph. Antimicrobial Stewardship Enterprise Coordinator, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

The presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of the current COVID-19 disease burden landscape, its impact on the healthcare ecosystem, and potential gaps in care.  The health system case study provides their approach to identification of high-risk patients; how solutions were prioritized, developed and implemented; and associated challenges encountered when initiating these solutions. Topics include examples of the identification of high-risk patients with COVID-19, EHR optimization to help identify these patients, and examples of appropriate follow up care.

2023 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Final Rule

Wednesday, November 30, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)
Darryl Drevna, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, AMGA
Tre Lind, Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs, AMGA

AMGA’s public policy experts will discuss the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule and how changes will likely impact medical groups. Topics include updates to the conversion factor and Medicare Economic Index, the CY 2023 final conversion factor, telehealth and the Public Health Emergency (PHE), changes to evaluation and management (E/M) visits, reforms to behavioral health, updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and more.


Medicare Shared Savings Program Final Rule

Thursday, December 1, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)
Darryl Drevna, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, AMGA
Tre Lind, Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs, AMGA

In the second part of this two-part webinar, AMGA’s public policy experts will review updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 2023. Topics include advanced investment payments to certain ACOs, reforms to the glide path, benchmarking changes and the accountable care prospective trend, adjustment for prior savings for renewing ACOs and re-entering ACOs, quality measure reporting and adjusting for health equity, and marketing and beneficiary notifications.

Making the Connection: High-Impact Organizational Communication

Wednesday, December 7, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)
Holly Witt, Practice Leader, The Partners Group
Wendy Korthuis-Smith, Ed.D., Executive Director, Virginia Mason Institute

The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place. You have important things to tell your clinicians and your employees. Is your target audience actually receiving the message? Do your communication tactics make the connection or create opportunities to drop the call? In this webinar, communication experts walk through bridging the gap between good communication philosophy and the deployment of effective communication tactics. They will discuss starting from the top down, working to ensure important messages or concepts permeate the culture, the deployment of specific strategies that have proven fruitful, and tools that can be used to increase the probability of resonance with your target audience. This work should support everything you do including improving the clinician experience. 


A PROMPT Solution: Results and Next Steps for Bridging Evidence-to-Practice Gaps

Tuesday, December 13, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)
Dr. Ralph J. Riello, Pharm.D., BCBS

Electronic Health Record (EHR) alerts may help bridge the 17-year gap between publication of evidence-based guidelines and consistent implementation in practice by healthcare providers. The Pragmatic Trials of Messaging to Providers about Treatment (PROMPT) studies are investigating the use of informational alerts within the (EHR) to providers that inform them of FDA approved, evidence-based therapies for patients who meet certain inclusion criteria. Dr. Riello will highlight key takeaways from the PROMPT-HF trial and present the results of PROMPT-LIPID trial, recently shared for the first time as a late-breaking clinical trial at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions on November 6. The PROMPT-HF trial results show that prescribers who viewed the Best Practice Advisory (BPA) were 41% more likely to consider prescribing an additional guideline-directed medical therapy class and 79% of alerted providers in the PROMPT-HF trial agreed that the alert was effective. Was the PROMPT-LIPID alert effective at improving adherence to AHA/ACC guidelines for lipid-lowering therapies?  

Continuous Glucose Monitors to Improve A1c Control in Primary Care Patients

Wednesday, December 14, 2022  |  12:00 p.m. (ET)
Elizabeth Ciemins, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., Vice President, Research and Analytics, AMGA
Jake Clary, M.A., Office Manager & Research Coordinator, Piedmont HealthCare
Joy Durham, BSN, CCM, CPC, Executive Director of Value Based Care, Piedmont HealthCare
Stephen Shields, M.P.H., Lead Population Health Research Analyst, AMGA

Partially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, patients have demonstrated increasing interest in addressing health care issues from their homes, through telehealth visits with their doctors, or home-based screening, testing, or monitoring devices. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) help patients self-manage their diabetes from home. This presentation will address a professional practice gap in knowledge about the broader use of CGMs in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes, addressing patient preference for home-based self-management technology, as well as a broader application of CGMs, i.e., prior to insulin therapy initiation.

Upon completion of this session, participants will have a better understanding of the benefits of using CGMs in patients with type 2 diabetes prior to initiation of insulin therapy, how CGM use can be expanded in primary care, including details on workflow and implementation processes, and the patient experience of using a device that empowers diabetes self-management from home.       

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