Rochester, Mich.—May 8, 2013 — Practice Transformation Institute (PTI), an organization providing the health care community with Continuing Medical Education and customized learning programs that improve patient health outcomes and the individual care delivery experience, will begin its next Moderate Care Management Program in July. An outgrowth of the patient centered home concept, Moderate Care Managers are generally PA-Cs, NPs, MSWs, Advanced Practice Nurses and RNs. Their role is to provide care management and coordination to adult and pediatric patients with mild to moderate illness, with the ultimate goal being to control and minimize the risks associated with chronic conditions while helping prevent the development of chronic conditions in at-risk patients.
The Moderate Care Management program is a series of four day-long classes held on July 23-24, July 31 and August 1. Classes are held at the Physician Training Center in Madison Heights. The curriculum content is appropriate for both a Moderate Care Manager and a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Care Coordinator (medical assistant) and is comprised of activities, exercises and homework assignments based on real world experiences from a primary care practice. Topics of the program include:
- Shared decision making
- Transitions in care
- Health literacy and cultural competency
- Evidence-based guidelines
- Model for improvement and quality improvement
- Motivational interviewing
The cost of the program is $800 but a $300 discount is available by registering with promotional code SUMMER13. The registration link and a detailed curriculum description can be found on the PTI website at http://www.transformcoach.org/moderate-care-manager-program/.