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.

Live Stream: Application to Practice: Translating the New Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines for the Optimal Management of Your Patients with UC

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This CME Outfitters interactive symposium will feature expert faculty presenting real-world cases that illustrate challenges, knowledge and practice gaps, application of principles to practice and how best to incorporate into practice.

Symposium Date/Time: Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

Application to Practice: Translating the New Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines for the Optimal Management of Your Patients with UC

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This CME Outfitters interactive symposium will feature expert faculty presenting real-world cases that illustrate challenges, knowledge and practice gaps, application of principles to practice and how best to incorporate into practice.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CT Lonestar Ballroom ABC Grand Hyatt San Antonio, TX 28205

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

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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?

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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.

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

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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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IBD Preventative Health

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 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 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 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.

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

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IBD Medical Home Interview

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

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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. Have questions for our faculty? Use the comment box below the presentation. The faculty will be checking in to respond to learners!

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

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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. Have questions for our faculty? Use the comment box below the presentation. The faculty will be checking in to respond to learners!

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

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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. Have questions for our faculty? Use the comment box below the presentation. The faculty will be checking in to respond to learners!

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

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In this three-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.

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

PROMIS Measures (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) – Click Here To View

CCF Health Maintenance Checklist – Download PDF

ACG Guidelines for Preventative Care – Download PDF

IBD Medical Home Workflow – Download PDF

Patient FAQs on Preventative Health in IBD – Download PDF

Helping Patients Understand the PA Process

 

 

Patients are used to seeing their physicians and heading to the pharmacy to ll 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.

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

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

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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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