PA PQC QI Collaborative Virtual Session March 24, 2021

March 24, 2021

The PA PQC sites have limited knowledge of the resources available to them via the Managed Care Organizations that are now covering Home Visiting for mother and child, especially in the presence of significant Social Determinants of Health issues. The hospitals are unaware of the racial discrimination surrounding Opioid and Substance Use Disorders and how it affects the treatment of people with Opioid and Substance Use Disorder. PA PQC sites are in the beginning stages of their "Plans of Safe Care" journey, designing a plan to ensure the safety and well-being of the infant with prenatal substance exposure, and are looking for updates or guidance from the state.

Target Audience

Nurse

Physician

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

• Describe the PA PQC’s collective successes, 2021 initiatives, and future directions

• Describe the Plans of Safe Care and how it relates to the PA PQC’s key interventions for maternal OUD and NAS

• Describe when and how to submit the NAS Notification Forms to DOH, how this form aligns with the PA PQC’s quality measures, and initial findings and trends

• Describe how to operationalize empathy and center on the most vulnerable in the context of maternal SUD

• Describe the domestic violence services that are available, how to identify these needs, and how to collaborate with the domestic violence services in the community

• For your PA PQC initiative, discuss how to problem-solve the challenge, improvement opportunity, or question you are working on with your team

• Identify action items and ideas to take back to your PA PQC team to inform your quality improvement initiatives

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 ASWB
  • 4.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/24/2021
Course expires: 
05/31/2021
Event starts: 
03/24/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
03/24/2021 - 1:00pm

Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. – PA PQC Successes & Future Directions – Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)

8:35 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. – Update: Plans of Safe Care – Michele Walsh, PhD, Executive Assistant, Office of Children, Youth and Families, PA Department of Human Services

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. – Update: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Notification Form –
Tara Trego, Director, Bureau of Family Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH); Patricia Alexander MSN, RN, Nursing Services Consultant, Newborn Screening and Genetics, PA DOH

9:35 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. – Maternal Home Visiting Program – Michele Robison, RN, MSN, Director, Quality & Special Needs Coordination, Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP), PA Department of Human Services (PA DHS); Laurie Rock, Director, Bureau of Managed Care Operations, PA DHS

9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Break 

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Drug Policy, Pregnancy, and Discrimination: Care in Context – Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Friends Research Institute; Adjunct Faculty, UCSF, National Clinical Consultation Center

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. – Spotlight on Community Resources: Collaborating with Domestic Violence Resources – Mae Reale, Health Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. – PA PQC Initiative Breakouts: Problem-Solving Challenges & Improvement Opportunities – Co-facilitated by Physician Responders and PA PQC QI Coaches

Each participant will be asked to have one question or challenge ready that they want to ask their peers for feedback and guidance on in order to inform their quality improvement project. During the session, each PA PQC participant will join one of the following virtual breakouts that pertains to their PA PQC quality improvement project, and the participants will raise their questions or challenges for feedback from their peers, the physician responders, and the PA PQC facilitators.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Breakout

Physician responders: James Cook, MD, Executive Director & Neonatal Lead, Geisinger Health System; Michael Goodstein, MD, Division Chief WellSpan Neonatology, WellSpan Health York; Elizabeth Imboden, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist, WellSpan Health            

Maternal OUD Breakout

Physician responders: Elizabeth Krans, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Reproductive Sciences, UPMC; Gary Stoner, MD, Director, Women’s OUD Program, Geisinger Health System, Geisinger Medical Center

Immediate Postpartum LARC Breakout

Physician responders: Sarah Horvath, MD, OB/GYN, Penn State Health; and Danielle Johnson, DO, Director, Family Planning, St. Luke’s University Health Network 

Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) Breakout

Physician responders: Mario DeMarco, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, Penn Medicine; Priya Gopalan, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Magee Women’s Hospital; Sarah Homitsky, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Behavioral Health, Pediatrician, Greentree Medical Associates, Allegheny Health Network; Nazanin Silver, MD, MPH, Gynecologic Psychiatrist, UPMC Pinnacle Women’s Behavioral Health Specialists

PA AIM Initiative Breakout: Severe Hypertension and Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Physician responder: Kelley Clark, MD, MFM Specialist, WellSpan York; Amanda Flicker, MD, Chief of Obstetrics, Vice-chair Quality, Lehigh Valley Health Network

 12:20 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wrap-Up & Next Steps – Pauline Taylor, Program Specialist, JHF

 

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)

Michele Walsh, PhD, Executive Assistant, Office of Children, Youth and Families, PA Department of Human Services

Tara Trego, Director, Bureau of Family Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH)

Patricia Alexander MSN, RN, Nursing Services Consultant, Newborn Screening and Genetics, PA DOH

Michele Robison, RN, MSN, Director, Quality & Special Needs Coordination, Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP), PA Department of Human Services (PA DHS)

Laurie Rock, Director, Bureau of Managed Care Operations, PA DHS

Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Friends Research Institute; Adjunct Faculty, UCSF, National Clinical Consultation Center

Mae Reale, Health Education Specialist, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

James Cook, MD, Executive Director & Neonatal Lead, Geisinger Health System

Michael Goodstein, MD, Division Chief WellSpan Neonatology, WellSpan Health York

Elizabeth Imboden, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist, WellSpan Health            

Elizabeth Krans, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Reproductive Sciences, UPMC

Gary Stoner, MD, Director, Women’s OUD Program, Geisinger Health System, Geisinger Medical Center

Sarah Horvath, MD, OB/GYN, Penn State Health

Danielle Johnson, DO, Director, Family Planning, St. Luke’s University Health Network 

Mario DeMarco, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health, Penn Medicine

Priya Gopalan, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Magee Women’s Hospital

Sarah Homitsky, MD, Medical Director, Women’s Behavioral Health, Pediatrician, Greentree Medical Associates, Allegheny Health Network

Nazanin Silver, MD, MPH, Gynecologic Psychiatrist, UPMC Pinnacle Women’s Behavioral Health Specialists

Kelley Clark, MD, MFM Specialist, WellSpan York

Amanda Flicker, MD, Chief of Obstetrics, Vice-chair Quality, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Pauline Taylor, Program Specialist, JHF

 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.0 continuing education credits

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.00 ASWB
  • 4.00 Attendance
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