ManagedCareCGM

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Education for Managed Care, Pharmacy, and Payer Professionals

Free CE Activities

Free On-demand CE Activity:

The Value of Continuous Glucose Monitoring during the COVID-19 Pandemic and New Era of Digital Healthcare

Intended Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses, and other managed health care professionals.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the benefits of remote monitoring in the management of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and dysglycemia
  • Assess the value of rtCGM in improving quality of care and reducing societal health-costs in a new era of digital health
  • Characterize the role of rtCGM as part of an employer-driven diabetes management strategy
  • Identify appropriate benefit design strategies to reduce healthcare system burden and improve quality, clinical, and economic outcomes

EXPERT FACULTY

Daniel DeSalvo, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Jeffrey Dunn, PharmD, MBA
(Formerly) Vice President, Clinical Strategy and Programs Industry Relations
Magellan Rx Management

Troy Ross, MSM
President & CEO
Mid-America Coalition on Health Care

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.managedcarecgm.com/neweraofcgm/

Jointly provided by Impact Education, LLC, and Medical Education Resources.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.

 


Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the Opportunities for Optimal Diabetes Care and Cost Management

Free On-demand CE Activity:
Continuous Glucose Monitoring and the Opportunities for Optimal Diabetes Care and Cost Management

Intended Audience: This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of managed care pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, medical directors, registered nurses, and other managed health care professionals.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for nurses (ANCC), pharmacists (ACPE), and physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Characterize the clinical and economic burden of diabetes in terms of health care resource utilization, indirect costs, and member quality of life
  • Describe the value of appropriate, evidence-based clinical interventions for managing morbidity and minimizing direct expenditures in other categories
  • Review the available consensus recommendations regarding evidence-based care in the management of diabetes
  • Characterize the role and value of CGM as part of a comprehensive diabetes management strategy
  • Discuss the adverse effect of specific benefit design schema and excess cost-sharing on patient access and adherence to clinical interventions
  • Employ pharmacy and medical benefit design strategies that account for the heterogeneity of patient populations and optimize outcomes

EXPERT FACULTY

Osama Eisa, MD
Senior Medical Director
Cigna HealthSpring

Estay Greene, PharmD, MBA
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Anita Swamy, MD
Medical Director, Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
La Rabida Children’s Hospital Lurie Children’s

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.managedcarecgm.com/freece/opportunities/

Jointly provided by Impact Education, LLC, and Medical Education Resources.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Dexcom, Inc.

 


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Evolution of Diabetes Care

 

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Held in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition.
  • Includes unique patient counseling video vignettes

 

 

 

 

Intended Audience: Health-system and retail pharmacists; pharmacy technicians.

Credit Available: Up to 1.5 credit hours available for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE).

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACISTS

  • Investigate the role of monitoring blood glucose and its implications on clinical outcomes in individuals with diabetes
  • Explain the clinical evidence and impact of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) on diabetes outcomes
  • Interpret the data from rtCGM, including the ambulatory glucose profile, time in range, and trends in glucose levels depicted by real-time arrows
  • Maximize patient empowerment by actively participating in dialogue with the patient about monitoring their glucose levels and the role of rtCGM in improving outcomes

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

  • Review the role of monitoring blood glucose in individuals with diabetes
  • Discuss the impact of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (rtCGM) on diabetes outcomes
  • Define terminology relevant to rtCGM, including the ambulatory glucose profile, time in range, and trends in glucose levels depicted by real-time arrows
  • Recognize the role of the pharmacy technician in referring patients who may be interested in learning more about CGM to the pharmacist to optimize glycemic control and improve diabetes management

EXPERT FACULTY

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CGM Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center
Cleveland, Ohio

Dhiren Patel, PharmD, BC-ADM, CDCES, BCACP
Endocrine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
VA Boston Healthcare System
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Boston, Massachusetts

For complete CE information and to access the activites, please go to: 

Pharmacists

https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/continuous-glucose-monitoring-the-evolution-of-diabetes-care

Pharmacy Technicians

https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/continuous-glucose-monitoring-the-evolution-of-diabetes-care-techs

This activity is supported by an educational grant from DexCom, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Using Smart Insulin Pen Integrated Data to Optimize Insulin Regimens for MDI Patients

Intended Audience: Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Certified Diabetes Educators and other Health Care Professionals interested in the management of diabetes.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for Physicians (ACCME), Pharmacists (ACPE), and Nurses (ANCC)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Maximize use of integrated data reports to partner with patient in optimizing insulin regimen on a timely basis, including via potential remote patient monitoring.
  • Apply in clinical practice, case studies of SIP use in conjunction with BGMs/CGMs, in adult/pediatric patients (>12 years of age).

EXPERT FACULTY

Irl Hirsch, MD
University of Washington School of Medicine

For complete CE information and to access the activity, please go to:
https://cgmeducation.net/webcast/index.php?id=37

This activity is supported by an independent educational Grant provided by Companion Medical, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Building a Data-Driven Practice Model with Smart Insulin Pens (SIPs)

Intended Audience: Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Certified Diabetes Educators and other Health Care Professionals interested in the management of diabetes.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for Physicians (ACCME), Pharmacists (ACPE), and Nurses (ANCC)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Ensure patients optimally utilize their SIP to assure success and that Care Team has the necessary data to partner with patient in optimizing insulin regimens by
    • Establishing correct insulin therapy settings
    • Setting up meal schedule to match normal routine
    • Syncing SIP to other data sources (CGM and/or blue tooth enabled BGMs)
    • Providing clear expectations to patient on integrating SIP into daily routine and instructing how/when to send data reports to care team

EXPERT FACULTY

Jennifer Okemah, MS, RDN, CSSD, BC-ADM, CDE
Salute Nutrition, PLLC

For complete CE information and to access the activity, please go to:
https://cgmeducation.net/webcast/index.php?id=36

This activity is supported by an independent educational Grant provided by Companion Medical, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Smart Insulin Pens: Standard of Care for MDI Therapy Patients

Intended Audience: Diabetologists, Endocrinologists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Certified Diabetes Educators and other Health Care Professionals interested in the management of diabetes.

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hour available for Physicians (ACCME), Pharmacists (ACPE), and Nurses (ANCC)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Identify how the new insulin-delivery category of smart insulin pens (SIPs), addresses unmet needs (missed doses, calculating doses, numeracy, stacking insulin, fear of hypoglycemia, lack of data) of patients on injection therapy.
  • Describe the RoadMap to Smart Insulin Pen development.
  • Facilitate shared decision making, with the patient, to determine best method of insulin delivery.
  • Discuss SIPs with MDI patients to obtain their understanding, adherence, persistence, and optimal insulin usage.

EXPERT FACULTY

Nicholas Argento, MD, FACE
Diabetes Technology Director
Maryland Endocrine and Diabetes Center

For complete CE information and to access the activity, please go to:
https://cgmeducation.net/webcast/index.php?id=35

This activity is supported by an independent educational Grant provided by Companion Medical, Inc.


Free On-demand CE Activity:

Optimizing Diabetes Care Through Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Intended Audience:  Physicians (Endocrinologists, Internists, PCPs), Pediatricians, Advanced Practitioners (PAs and NPs), Nurses, and Pharmacists

Credit Available: Up to 1.0 credit hours available for Physicians (ACCME), Physician Assistants (AAPA), Nurse Practitioners (AANP), (ACPE + NABP), and Nurses (ANCC)

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Assess gaps in provider knowledge and perceptions about glycemic control, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and management
  • Differentiate current and emerging CGM devices based on their functionality and the latest clinical evidence on glycemic control
  • Align institutional practices in federal and public healthcare settings with CGM guideline recommendations and evolving glucose management paradigms

EXPERT FACULTY

Douglas S Burgoyne, PharmD, FAMCP
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, UT

Dhiren K Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Boston, MA

Monica E Peek, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research
Director of Research, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

 

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://primeinc.org/cme/online/3341/Optimizing_Diabetes_Care_Through_Continuous_Glucose_Monitoring_(CGM)

This activity is provided by PRIME Education. There is no fee to participate. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Dexcom, Inc. 


 

Free On-demand CE:

Impact of Time in Range on Diabetes Management Explored

Summary: Improving time in range (TIR) can help achieve glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) goals while reducing glycemic variability. Watch this brief video presentation to gain expert perspectives on how TIR can reduce microvascular complications.

Intended Audience: Nurses, Pharmacists

Credit Available: Nurses – 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology); Pharmacists – 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

EXPERT FACULTY

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
CGM Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute Diabetes Center

Nick Galloway, BSN, RN, CDE
Diabetes Educator
Endocrinology
Cleveland Clinic

For complete CE information and to register for this activity, please go to:
https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/923517

Supported by an independent educational grant from Abbott Diabetes Care.