More LA Smiles includes a Primary Care Practice – Quality Improvement component, which provides free on-site or virtual training to promote practice-based oral health quality improvement (QI) for 1,500 medical providers. This component helps primary medical practices integrate oral health services into well-child visits for children ages 0-6. The offering includes a 1-hour training module, 6 months of expert QI technical assistance tailored to individual clinics or practices, plus 30-50 CME and 20-25 MOC Part IV credits.
This activity is directed to pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical staff interested in expanding their knowledge of pediatric oral health and preventive oral health services and who serve children on Medi-Cal.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: incorporate oral health screenings and fluoride varnish applications into clinical work flow, successfully refer children in need of a dental home to an accepting dentist, code and bill for the preventive oral health services, monitor progress implementing preventive oral health services, and become Smiles for Life certified.
Altarum, in joint-providership with Michigan Medicine, is offering a unique opportunity for clinicians to earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at no charge to participants:
*This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School, Altarum, and the University of California, Los Angeles. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Goal: Provide free on-site or virtual training and comprehensive technical assistance to promote practice-based oral health quality improvement to help primary medical practices integrate oral health services into well-child visits for children ages 0-6
Incentive: 30-50 CME and/or 20-25 MOC Part IV credits
Who: Pediatricians, family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical staff
Duration: 6-month cycle
Focus: Prevention, primary care, care coordination
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