Your Source for Gastroenterology Education and Tools

Challenges abound for patients and clinicians alike when it comes to managing gastrointestinal diseases, making it imperative that all stakeholders on the care team—including the patient—continue to hone their knowledge, confidence, and best practice strategies to improve outcomes.  CME Outfitters’ Gastroenterology Education Hub provides clinicians with the education and resources necessary to optimize their approach clinical care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, and diabetic gastroparesis.

But direct patient care is just one piece of the puzzle. The burden of prior authorization can significantly impact clinical workflows. Yet, according to a recent survey from the AMA, only 30% of surveyed practices reported that their office lacks a formal process for handling the prior authorization workload.
To help offices with best practice strategies, we’ve added CME/CE activities, checklists, and templates for the care team, as well as videos and checklists to share with your patients to help them better understand the process and how they can contribute as advocates for their care. Participants who complete the entire prior authorization series will receive not only CME/CE credit but will also be awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Prior Authorization.

Streamlining Preventive Health for Patients with IBD Through Effective Care Models, Evidence-based Guidelines, and Patient Engagement

Dr. Miguel Regueiro, moderator of this webcast, was instrumental in joining key departments (psychiatry, primary care, specialty pharmacy) to develop an IBD Medical Home to ensure patients receive immunizations, preventive, and mental health services to promote wellness. Success with this model can be replicated in other health systems by sharing insights, tips, and best practices with the gastroenterology community. Education is an important component for creating a roadmap and gaining buy-in among clinicians to implement change more quickly in practice.

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2019 Management of Ulcerative Colitis: Where, When, Who, and What Now?

In this CME Outfitters enduring activity, expert faculty will discuss risk stratification in patients with UC, incorporation of biologies into personalized treatment plans, and integrating the Clinical Care Pathway and real-world data into treatment algorithms.

 

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Stopping Ulcerative Colitis Progression in its Tract: Combining the Latest Evidence and Engaging Teaching Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes

This enduring material provides clinicians with evidence-based direction to achieve sustained remission in UC through implementation of early intervention of treat-to-target approaches as recommended by the AGA UC Care Pathway.

 

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Free 1-on-1 Digital Health Coaching for Your Patients

Enroll your patients in this fully funded digital health coaching program. Over the course of 3 months, Pack Health Advisors provide behavior change support by:

• Creating personalized action plans to change health behaviors

• Providing tangible accountability tools (e.g. medication charts, health budgets, and day trackers)

• Referring to local resources (e.g. transportation resources)

• Arranging for services (e.g. mail-order pharmacy)

• Securing discounts/cost savings (e.g. medication assistance programs)

 

It’s easy to claim your FREE Pack Health Digital Advisor kit:

Step 1: Visit http://www.packhealth.com/cmeoutfitters/ and click “Get Started”.

Step 2: Enter your patients’ information

FAQ for Clinicians | IBD Program Overview | 60-Second Fax Enrollment Form

 

Uncovering the Secret Sauce: Strategies for Increasing Prior Authorization Success Rates for Patients with IBD

The first module of this CME Outfitters 3-part series is designed to provide you with best practice strategies that you can use to improve your success rates for PA and to minimize the impact of prior authorization on staff administrative time, clinical workflow, and patient care. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our faculty your questions during the activity and get answers to your toughest PA concerns.

 

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Best Practices for EHR Documentation to Overcome Barriers to Prior Authorization for Patients with IBD

In the second module of this CME Outfitters 3-part series, expert faculty will share best practices for creating processes that ensure important clinical information needed for PA is routinely gathered and documented in the patient’s EHR to minimize barriers to biologic approval. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our faculty your questions during the activity and get answers to your toughest PA concerns.

 

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No Doesn’t Necessarily Mean No: Strategies for Successful Prior Authorization Appeals for Patients with IBD

In the third module of this CME Outfitters 3-part series on prior authorization strategies, expert faculty will focus on creating a structured appeals process for when their prior authorization request is declined. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our faculty your questions during the activity and get answers to your toughest PA concerns.

 

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Best Practice Approaches to Prior Authorization for Your Patients with IBD: A 3-Part Series for Improving Processes and Success Rates

Interested in a one-stop webcast that includes all 3 modules?  In this 3-part series, faculty will share their best practice approaches for improving PA success rates, including important clinical information that should be routinely gathered and documented in the patient’s EHR to minimize barriers to biologic approval. And when denials happen, they will provide strategies for creating a structured appeal that advocates for the best treatment choice for the patient. Following the successful completion of the series, in addition to credit, CME Outfitters will award a Certificate of Excellence in Prior Authorization. You’ll have the opportunity to ask our faculty your questions during the activity and get answers to your toughest PA concerns.

 

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Clinical Decision-Making in Ulcerative Colitis: Considerations for Improved Outcomes

Join this CME Outfitters mobile case series designed to test your knowledge, confidence, and performance in optimizing treatment for patients with UC. The AGA has developed an evidence-based UC Care Pathway to guide treatment decisions for moderate- to high-risk patients; yet, in clinical practice, many clinicians are not integrating this pathway into their decision-making.

 

Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

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Fact or Fiction? Sorting Out Common Misconceptions About Ulcerative Colitis to Improve Patient Care

It’s time to separate fact from fiction. We invite you to join this Crohn’s and Colitis CongressTM enduring activity as faculty use gaming and case studies to debunk many misconceptions about UC and provide evidence and best practices to pave the way for better patient outcomes.

Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

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Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s visit with his patient Aaron Kubistec

Dr. Regueiro talks with a patient about the vaccinations and screenings he needs, the impact the disease has had on his life, and his treatment goals.

 

 

Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s interview with Stacey Cavagnaro, a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with dietitian Stacey Cavagnaro about her role in the IBD medical home.

 

 

 

Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s interview with Anne Sullivan, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with nurse practitioner Anne Sullivan about her role in preventive care in the IBD medical home.

 

 

 

Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s interview with Anna Bondar, a primary care pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Anna Bondar about the role that pharmacists can play in the care of patients with IBD.

 

 

 

Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s interview with Dr. Baljit Bal, a primary care physician at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Bal about the role of the primary care physician in the medical home/neighborhood, including best-practice approaches for primary care physicians and specialists to collaborate.

 

Dr. Miguel Regueiro’s interview with Dr. Maged Rizk, Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Accountable Care Organization

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Rizk about the development of IBD medical homes, including business-related aspects and the use of digital technology.

 

 

Interview With Mandy Leonard, System Director of Drug Use Policy and Formulary Management in the Department of Pharmacy at the Cleveland Clinic

Mandy Leonard, a pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic, discusses value-based care and cost savings in the context of the IBD medical home. She also shares tips for overcoming obstacles related to payers.

IBD Medical Home Interview

Download this podcast that reflects all of the video interviews with Dr. Regueiro to listen during your next workout, road trip, or when you want to relax with a good listen.

 

IBD Medical Home Workflow – Download PDF

Patient FAQs on Preventive Health in IBD – Download PDF

CCF Health Maintenance Checklist – Download PDF

ACG Guidelines for Preventive Care – Download PDF

PROMIS Measures (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) – Download PDF

AGA Institute Guidelines For The Identification, Assessment and Initial Medical Treatment in Crohn’s Disease: Clinical Decision Support Tool – Download PDF

AGA Ulcerative Colitis Clinical Care Pathway: Clinical Care Pathway – Download PDF

Tip Sheet For Minimizing Prior Authorization Delays: Tip Sheet – Download PDF

Patient Checklist of important information about the PA process to share with patients – Download PDF

Prior Authorization Status Tracker Spreadsheet – Download PDF

Helping Patients Understand the PA Process

Patients are used to seeing their physicians and heading to the pharmacy to fill the prescription. For many who are prescribed a biologic, the prior authorization process may be a new experience. This video can be downloaded and shared with patients to help them better understand the PA process.

 

 

 

Four Steps Patients Can Take to Minimize PA Delays

Patients are stakeholders in the PA process. It is important that they keep the care team apprised of changes to insurance and contact info. This video outlines four steps patients can take to ensure they receive the medicines they need.

 


Download this Patient Checklist of important information about the PA process to share with patients.

 Deep Remission, Mucosal Healing, and Top-Down Treatment Strategies in Ulcerative Colitis: An Infographic Journey

This CME Outfitters interactive infographic explains the importance of initiating early targeted biologic therapy and provides evidence-based strategies to take action to achieve sustained remission and long-term clinical outcomes.

 

 

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Learn more about diabetic gastroparesis

In the United States, an estimated 5 million people suffer from some form of gastroparesis. One-third of these patients have diabetes. Learn more about diabetic gastroparesis in this informative virtual whiteboarding session.

Diabetic Gastroparesis Resource

A helpful resource for patients with diabetic gastroparesis that includes questions to ask their physicians, as well as treatment options. – Download PDF