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October 2016 Edition

Welcome to Goal Post, our monthly newsletter highlighting Together 2 Goal® and the latest campaign news and updates.

We encourage Together 2 Goal® participants to register for and attend AMGA’s upcoming Institute for Quality Leadership (IQL) focused on “Succeeding Under MACRA and Risk-Based Payment” in San Francisco. A number of diabetes-related activities are incorporated into the agenda. Be sure to book your travel around these three educational and networking opportunities!

Monday, November 14: Together 2 Goal® Pre-Conference Session (1-5 pm Pacific)

Participate in a unique, abridged 4-hour preview of Principal Corporate Collaborator Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems’ CORE Program—a hands-on, interactive, in-person training approach for providers to improve diabetes care for their patients—during this pre-conference session. The entire 8-hour program will be offered to Together 2 Goal® participants at no cost in 2017 and beyond (selection is based on application process). Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible! Session is open to AMGA members only. The first 25 individuals to register for this complimentary pre-conference session will receive an honorarium (note: honorarium will not be offered for the full CORE program in 2017 and beyond).

To register, please RSVP here. No cost to AMGA members.

Tuesday, November 15: AMGA Quality Improvement Leadership Council Meeting (8am-4pm Pacific)

Learn how two Together 2 Goal® participants are implementing the campaign in their organizations. Dr. Frank Colangelo of Premier Medical Associates, P.C. will share information about assessing and addressing the risk of cardiovascular disease, while Dr. Rae Ann Williams at Park Nicollett HealthPartners Care Group will discuss their team-based approach to diabetes care.

To register for the Leadership Council meeting, please click here. Cost: $275 for AMGA members.

Wednesday, November 16: Together 2 Goal® Peer-to-Peer Breakout Session (3:45-5pm Pacific)

Attend the “New Approach to Improving Diabetes Care with In-Person Professional Education Training Model” breakout session to discover an innovative program designed to improve practitioners’ knowledge and skills related to their diabetes practice. Together 2 Goal® participating organization Sentara Medical Group and Principal Corporate Collaborator Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Systems will share how the CORE Program is designed to shift the focus from an acute care/provider-centric model to a chronic care/patient-centric one. Attendees can earn continuing education credit for this and other peer-to-peer breakout sessions at IQL. Select components of the CORE Program will also be previewed during the pre-conference session on Monday. The CORE Program will be offered to Together 2 Goal® participants at no cost in 2017 and beyond (selection is based on application process).

To register for IQL (registration includes access to all general and peer-to-peer breakout sessions), please click here. Cost (with early-bird discount for AMGA members, which ends October 7): $825.

Questions about Together 2 Goal®? Please reach out to your Regional Liaison or email together2goal@amga.org.

-The Together 2 Goal® Team
Upcoming Dates

October 7: IQL Early Bird Registration Ends

October 20: Monthly campaign webinar (register here)

November 3: National Day of Action 

November 14-17: IQL Conference

Campaign Spotlight

Together 2 Goal® will host its first annual National Day of Action on November 3. Learn how your “actions” can empower the nation to better manage diabetes.

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Resource of the Month

How does the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) affect diabetes care? This question was the focus of our recent Chronic Care Roundtable meeting with industry partners. AMGA Foundation President Dr. Jerry Penso recaps this meeting and shares key takeaways for your organization.

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