Live Virtual CME
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, we will be hosting a live, virtual CME session about implicit bias.
Implicit Bias Training
The learning objectives are:
- Define what implicit bias is and how it works;
- Understand how implicit bias plays a role in healthcare, everyday life and the work of CAFP.
- Normalize the fact that we are all biased while striving to be better.
- Learn and discuss strategies to reduce implicit bias.
The presenter is Roxi Radi, MD, MPH. Dr. Radi provides primary care through Denver Health’s Lowry Family Medicine FQHC, and is very passionate about the patients and community she serves. Dr. Radi is also a Public Health Faculty Fellow, and continues to provide full-spectrum care through Denver Health while pursuing her MPH in Health Systems, Policy and Management. Dr. Radi has volunteered in the healthcare systems of China, Chile and Kenya and is passionate about using her skills and experiences to improve the health of all Americans, especially the undeserved in Colorado. As a Suboxone provider in a primary care setting, she is committed to finding ways to promote and fund these services as the front line of the opioid epidemic.
There is no cost for CAFP members. Registration through this form is mandatory to receive a zoom link.
The AAFP has reviewed Implicit Bias and deemed it acceptable for up to 2.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 07/28/2021 to 07/28/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
On Wednesday, August 25, at 12:15 p.m., we are co-hosting with CORHIO a Live, Virtual CME event focused on improving risk coding.
Steps to Improve Risk Coding for Accurate Reimbursements Description
Description: Managing financial risk is challenging. Documentation and coding are foundational to success. Join this session to learn more about how to improve documentation and coding accuracy for accurate risk score calculation.
Invite your team to join the session as it will cover the following aspects of coding and reimbursement:
- High-level insight into risk-based models
- Impact of low Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) scores
- Documentation guidelines – the do’s and don’ts
- Strategies for improving documentation and frequent inaccuracies to avoid
- What an RADV audit entails
- How documentation can improve coding
- Increase understanding of risk-based models, what’s required to succeed, and how to manage performance.
- Gain insight into key aspects of documentation that can be improved and issues to avoid for risk-based contracts.
- Understand a RADV audit and what to expect.
- Learn how documentation can improve risk score accuracy.
There is no cost for CAFP members. Register at this link.
The AAFP has reviewed “Steps to Improve Risk Coding for Accurate Reimbursements” and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following event has been delayed. We will update this page with more detail once we are able to reschedule.
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, we will be hosting a live, virtual CME session about long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives – Troubleshooting Difficult Insertions and Removals
The learning objectives are:
- Anticipate difficulties with LARC insertion and removals; and
- List instruments and techniques needed to address these difficulties with step by step strategies.
The presenter is Mollie Jacobs, MD. Mollie Jacobs is a Family Medicine physician at the University of Colorado with special interest and expertise in Family Planning and the provision of comprehensive reproductive healthcare in Primary Care. Dr. Jacobs works at the Women’s Integrated Services in Health (WISH) Clinic at the University and also trains residents in Family Planning. Dr. Jacobs leads the Reproductive Health Access Project’s Colorado Cluster. This group focuses on supporting providers ability to deliver comprehensive reproductive healthcare in Primary Care. Dr. Jacobs was born in Denver where she lives with her family.
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CAFP Town Hall
We are hosting a Town Hall event for members to chat with new CAFP President, Craig Anthony, MD. He will provide updates on the latest happenings at CAFP, and will be answering questions from members. The Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at 12:15pm. Register here.
As a part of our commitment to providing Live Virtual CME to family physicians, we are also providing a limited number of Enduring CME. The below sessions include materials from our annual summit that are available on an ad hoc basis.
We are able to provide 5 CME credits from the 2021 Virtual Annual Summit.
- Medical Management of Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults (.5 CME), presented by Melissa Batt, MD (description here).
- Basics of Dementia Care (1 CME), presented by Sarah E. Beck, MD; Janna Hardland, MD; and Sarah Tietz, MD (description here)
- Gender Affirming Care (1.5 CME), presented by Jerrica Kirkley, MD (description here)
- Opioids Cluster Session (2 CME), presented by Don Teator, MD’ Kyle Leggott, MD; and Robert Valuck, MD (description here)
Registration details are below:
Enduring CME: 5 Credits from the 2021 CAFP Virtual Annual Summit
We have partnered with COPIC to discuss Critical issues in the Opioid Crisis. This CME will qualify for the state’s opioid training requirement. Click here for more information.
The Opioid Crisis Part I: The Pain That Won’t Go Away
This seminar examines the scope of the opioid problem, and how to effectively use the guidance of the CDC, FDA, medical boards, and other best practices. Based on these resources, we describe practical approaches to practice more safely with opioids.
- Describe the current opioid epidemic, state and national data, and the various contributions to it.
- State the difference between tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.
- Distinguish the specific liability risks in the medical treatment of pain; including misdiagnosis, overprescribing or under prescribing, overdose, abandonment, diversion, and vicarious liability.
- Review materials related to recently adopted guidelines from the CDC and/or state medical boards for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
- Apply tools to use in prescribing in the setting of chronic pain, including risk assessment, clinical and functional diagnoses, PDMP, opioid agreements, MED calculations, indications for pain specialist consultation, and appropriate documentation.
The Opioid Crisis Part II: Strategies for Reducing the Burden
In response to the opioid epidemic and the role of health care professionals in it, this seminar reviews the reasoning and criteria for opioid dose reduction and discontinuation, teaching techniques to encourage patient buy-in while overcoming fear and resistance.
- Review candidate selection and standard of care monitoring practices for patients taking chronic opioid therapy (COT). • Learn to communicate the risks of COT and to instruct patients on harm reduction techniques.
- List appropriate scenarios for opioid dose reduction or discontinuation.
- Learn behavioral strategies to overcome patient resistance to dose change and to encourage buy-in, including gaining comfort with difficult patient interactions around opioid dose changes.
- Master dose reduction schedules and aggressive opioid withdrawal management to promote successful weaning and discontinuation.
- Recognize diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.