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Date: 12/17/2017
Subject: Virginia Diabetes Council September Newsletter
From: Virginia Diabetes Council



Virginia Diabetes Council September 2017 Newsletter

News from the Virginia Diabetes Council

Important Dates: 


JDRF One Walk Richmond: October 1
ADA Step Out Walk Hampton Roads: October 7
AADE Virginia State Meeting: Expanding the Spectrum of Diabetes Care October 12-13
JDRF Type One Nation Summit - Richmond, VA October 28
ADA Tour de Cure Step Out Walk Central Virginia: October 28
VCDPE Lifestyle Coach Training Charlottesville, VA:  November 30 - December 1




Seeking Community Health Workers

The VA CHW Association and the VA CHW Advisory group are requesting your help in identifying Community Health Workers (CHWs; also known as promotoras, navigators, outreach workers, etc.) across the state of Virginia.  The purpose of this survey is to ensure that we have identified and captured all of the many roles CHWs may hold within an agency, organization, health department, FQHC, nonprofits, etc.   Once collected and analyzed, the information will be used to demonstrate the total number of CHWs across the state for certification efforts, demonstration projects, pilot activities and legislative initiatives.   The results of the survey will be available to all interested parties in late Fall.  We appreciate your support and look forward to future communications about CHWs in Virginia.

- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chwsurvey2

DiabetesLocal.org

DiabetesLocal.org is a website of local community resources for individuals with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare professionals, case managers, and social workers. The VDC is using DiabetesLocal.org as its source for local diabetes resources and services. If you provide a service or know of a local community resource please add it to DiabetesLocal.org.  We will be using this website for our PSA' s and therefore want to ensure that all DSME information is current. 
All recognized DSME programs will be receive a copy of their listing in the next few weeks Please review for accuracy.  Please contact admin@DiabetesLocal.org.with any questions.   

Advocacy

One of the roles of the VDC is to be an advocate for persons with diabetes.    We hope to establish ourselves as a strong advocacy organization.  We are asking you, as a healthcare professional to become engaged in advocacy. In Virginia our legislative sessions are short, so it is important to establish a relationship with your state legislators before the General Assembly convenes. 

The Virginia Nurses Association has partnered across the state to offer legislative dinners. You will learn how to be a powerful advocate for nursing and for the health of all Virginians. Plus, examine the critical issues facing nursing and healthcare. Be sure to check out the full agenda as soon as it is available.  

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to meet with legislators to exchange ideas and explore solutions to improve access to healthcare in the Commonwealth. Please participate for this FREE event open to all members of the healthcare community. 

Northern Virginia Legislative Reception
10/04/2017 - 10/04/2017
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Tidewater Nurses Legislative Reception
10/05/2017 - 10/05/2017
Old Dominion Higher Education Center

Southwestern Virginia Nurses Legislative Reception
10/16/2017 - 10/16/2017
Smyth County Community Hospital

Central Virginia Nurses Legislative Reception
10/17/2017 - 10/17/2017
Old City Bar, Richmond, VA

Hill City/Lynchburg Nurses Legislative Reception
10/19/2017 - 10/19/2017
Centra Lynchburg General Hospital


Diabetes Prevention

Supporting New Models for Screening, Testing, and Referral to CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Programs

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) announces a call for grant proposals for health care providers and health systems to develop new practice setting models that address the national type 2 diabetes epidemic. This grant program aims to increase awareness, screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized diabetes prevention programs to prevent type 2 diabetes.
 
ACPM will provide awards to six organizations (two from each category listed below):

  • Community Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Rural Health Clinics and free/charitable clinics
  • Independent Physician Associations (IPA)
  • Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS)

Instructions and guidelines can be found at  www.acpm.org/dpp. Proposals are due by October 10, 2017. 
 
ACPM will hold a second webinar to answer questions and review the call for proposal requirements. 
Webinar registration: September 14 at 12:00 pm EDT 
 

CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Question and Answer Column

Do you have questions regarding the National Diabetes Prevention Program? Over the next few months we will feature a column that addresses questions about the program. Joyce Green Pastors 

of our VDC board members, participated in a webinar on May 24th for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics about diabetes prevention. We thank them for sharing information from this webinar with us.

How long will Medicare pay for maintenance sessions?

Beneficiaries will have access to ongoing maintenance sessions after the MDPP core benefit (1st 12 months of the program). At the time of the webinar CMS had not placed any limits on how long CMS will pay for ongoing maintenance sessions. Eligible beneficiaries will have access to ongoing maintenance sessions after the MDPP core benefit if they achieve and maintain the required minimum weight loss of 5%. CMS is defining maintenance of weight loss, which allows a beneficiary to access ongoing maintenance sessions, as achieving the required minimum weight loss from baseline weight at any point during the previous 3 months of the core maintenance or the ongoing maintenance sessions. CMS will propose a limit on the duration of CMS payments for ongoing maintenance sessions in future rulemaking. As a reminder, there are six monthly core maintenance sessions in months 6 through 12 of the year-long program in which beneficiaries are eligible to participate, regardless of weight loss, but CMS has not issued final rules about payment for the core maintenance component or any component of the MDPP benefit.

It was mentioned that NDPP will only be reimbursed from Medicare for face-to-face groups initially. Would a live, telephone group be considered face-to-face?

No, telephonic delivery is not considered face-to-face. CMS will not pay for non-face-to-face delivery of the program in 2018. Future rulemaking will address virtual delivery and payment.

How different is the CDC approved DPP from the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program?

The National DPP and Diabetes Self-Management and Education (DSME) program are different programs altogether. The National DPP is intended to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in populations with prediabetes. DSME programs provide standardized education and training for populations already living with diabetes. DSME programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association or accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Programs that deliver the National DPP are recognized/accredited by the CDC. DSME programs that also wish to deliver the National DPP must go through the process to become CDC- Recognized (full) and enroll as a Medicare Supplier to deliver the National DPP to Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes.

Does one need to be a certified diabetes educator (CDE) to be a DPP Lifestyle Coach?

One does not have to be a CDE, health care provider, or have certain credentials to become a DPP Lifestyle Coach.

Is the NDPP/MDPP a voluntary program that RDNs engage in? Is there a financial incentive, billing etc.?

The National DPP is the overarching program/framework for implementation of the lifestyle change intervention for those with prediabetes/high risk for type 2 diabetes. The MDPP refers to the new Part B benefit for the National DPP lifestyle change intervention for Medicare beneficiaries. The National DPP and MDPP are linked and are not really two separate programs. Organizations must become part of the National DPP since they must attain full recognition by the CDC to deliver the MDPP benefit to enroll as a Medicare Supplier and be paid by Medicare. CDC Recognition for DPP programs is voluntary, but is increasingly being used by payers as a requirement for reimbursement/payment as it is with the MDPP benefit. 

Programs with CDC recognition have the ability to offer the National DPP to consumers with private insurance who have benefits and coverage for diabetes prevention programs, and/or to provide the program for a fee in instances where consumers do not have an insurance benefit for diabetes prevention programs. Not all payers require full recognition to begin offering the program. Some payers may provide consumer coverage and pay for programs with pending status, but are likely to expect the program to achieve and maintain full recognition. Depending on the setting, there can be numerous benefits from offering the National DPP, not to mention the benefits of providing a program demonstrated to prevent the onset of disease.

 Diabetes Self-Management Education Services

Let’s Prevent and Manage Diabetes

Acording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2017 Nataional Diabetes Statistics, 48.3% of adults aged 65 years or older have prediabetes and only 14% of adults in this age group are aware of their diagnosis. Without diagnosis and intervention, many of these people will unnecessarily develop Type 2 Diabetes, which places undue burden on individuals, providers, and the health system. Among adults with diabetes, diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) remains largely underutilized. On the November 8th Learning and Action Network Event, participants will learn about the American Medical Association’s (AMA) strategies and services for helping primary care and health systems implement prediabetes identification and referral processes for effective intervention. Participants will also learn the four critical times primary care should refer for DSMES. Please reference the Joint Position Statementfrom the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for more information on DSMES including referrals, tools, and assistance in implementing a standardized protocol.

Topic: Engaging Physicians & Care Teams to Prevent & Manage Diabetes

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

WebEx: https://qualitynet.webex.com/

Registration Required! Register here..

 

Diabetes and Schools

            It's a Team Effort

The start of a new school year is an important time to ensure a safe learning environment for students with diabetes. NDEP's School Guide includes information about diabetes, as well as actions for school personnel. Find guidance for each member of the diabetes care team and learn why coordinating care is essential

Meetings                            

JDRF TypeOneNation Summit
October 28, Richmond, VA

Free - registration is required. TypeOneNation Summit is a free, all-day educational and networking opportunity for the T1D community. The Summit brings together T1D experts to share their knowledge on the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and the psycho-social aspects of living (and thriving!) with T1D. The Summit will feature talks from leading JDRF-funded researchers and other experts in the field, breakout sessions, and a separate Youth Program and Teen Track for children and young adults ages 5-18. Summit includes a vendor fair with representatives from diabetes medical device companies, insulin manufacturers, diabetes camps, local healthcare providers, and other diabetes related organizations. The TypeOneNation Summit is designed for all ages at all stages of type 1 diabetes and offers something for everyone: parents, children, teens, adults, grandparents, caregivers, school nurses, healthcare providers, and more. Breakout Session Topics Include: 1) Taking T1D to School 2) The Psychological Side of T1D – Addressing Diabetes Burnout 3) Technology and T1D – UVA’s Artificial Pancreas System 4) Tips, Tricks and T1D FAQ’s 5) Post Meal Blood Sugar Swing – “Strike the Spike” and Carb Counting Techniques as a Tool for Managing One’s Diet - both presented by Gary Scheiner.

Register 



Expanding the Spectrum of Diabetes Care

Sponsored by the Virginia AADE Coordinating Body

October 13 7:30 AM–4:00 PM

The Place at Innsbrook, 4036-C Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

The Virginia Coordinating Body of the American Association of Diabetes Educators is providing an opportunity for Diabetes Educators and those interested in diabetes education to update their knowledge regarding all aspects of the diabetes spectrum, including diabetes prevention, technology, medications, and psychological needs. Register today

 Resources

Supporting New Models for Screening, Testing, and Referral to CDC-recognized Lifestyle Change Programs

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) announces a call for grant proposals for health care providers and health systems to develop new practice setting models that address the national type 2 diabetes epidemic. This grant program aims to increase awareness, screening, testing, and referral of patients with prediabetes to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized diabetes prevention programs to prevent type 2 diabetes.
 
ACPM will provide awards to six organizations (two from each category listed below):

  • Community Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Rural Health Clinics and free/charitable clinics
  • Independent Physician Associations (IPA)
  • Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS)

Instructions and guidelines can be found at  www.acpm.org/dpp. Proposals are due by October 10, 2017. 
 
ACPM will hold a second webinar to answer questions and review the call for proposal requirements. 

Webinar registration: September 14 at 12:00 pm EDT 
 

Insurer offering $10,000 grant for small business project to enhance community health

For the second year, a major national health insurer is planning to give $10,000 to a small, Richmond-area business with a good idea for a project to enhance community health and wellness. Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare is accepting applications through Sept. 17 for its second annual Community Care Award.

Businesses in the Richmond region with two to 100 employees are eligible to submit project ideas. All must involve a partnership with a local nonprofit organization.

Online applications and contest rules are available at www.uhc.com/communitycare.

View NIDDK's Physical Activity Webinar On Demand

If you weren't able to attend NIDDK's webinar, Physical Activity: Making Sense of Current Research, Persistent Myths, and Common Barriers, you can now watch it on demand. In the webinar, guest speaker Dr. Jessica Unick provides ways you can support your patients in reaching their physical activity goals, using evidence-based strategies. Supporting resources and tools from the NIDDK are also provided.

Dr. Kevin Hall on truTV's Adam Ruins Everything


NIDDK scientist Dr. Kevin Hall recently guest starred on the show's episode
Adam Ruins Weight Loss. Host Adam Conover interviewed Dr, Hall to debunk some weight loss myths, learn about the science behind weight loss, and discuss his research with The Biggest Loser participants. Discover more weight loss and nutrition myths from the NIDDK.

BD Magni-Guide™ insulin syringe magnifier

Do you have patients that have vision or dexterity problems, BD provides a device that can act as insulin syringe scale magnifier and a needle guide

The BD Magni-Guide™ device works as both an insulin syringe scale magnifier and a needle guide. It is designed to offer dexterity for patients who need help stabilizing the insulin syringe and vial while injecting, and magnification for patients who need help reading the scale on the syringe.

 



 


 

Join the VDC and make a difference in diabetes in Virginia contact Alexa Painter at ed@virginiadiabetes.org
Contact Information: Kathy Gold, RN, MSN, CDE, FAADE, Editor
Kathy.gold@DiabetesLocal.org
Virginia Diabetes Council
www.virginiadiabetes.org
ed@virginiadiabetes.org