The Physician Health Program endeavors to promote and support the physical and mental well-being of healthcare professionals, thereby contributing to safe and competent patient care in Rhode Island.
Prevent Diabetes STAT Rhode Island Screen/Test/Act Today
Over one third of Rhode Islanders are pre-diabetic and the vast majority are not aware that they are. Left untreated, between 15 and 30 percent of pre-diabetics will develop full type 2 diabetes within five years. Diabetes Prevention Programs have proven to be very effective in preventing pre-diabetics from progressing to diabetes, which is the single most costly chronic condition in Rhode Island.
Representatives from the American Medical Association and Rhode Island Department of Health will provide detailed data regarding the effectiveness of Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP). This educational activity will focus on the importance of performing routine pre-diabetic screenings, how to perform such screening, and how to refer patients to free, evidence-based DPPs in their communities. Given these tools, physicians will not only establish new clinical habits, but will also empower patients to take better care of themselves.
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) invites providers to join us on Friday, March 27th, from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for a conference call with our medical directors, who will provide updates on the actions BCBSRI is taking during the COVID-19 pandemic, including detailed information on affected policies.
We encourage you to submit any questions you would like addressed during the call to ProviderRelationsSeminars@bcbsri.org by end of day Thursday, March 26th. Following the call we will post a summary of topics covered. Additional meetings are planned for each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the COVID-19 pandemic, as needed.
To join the session please call 888-330-1716; participant code is 6540228. This call will be in a listen-only mode, so kindly submit questions in advance.
Rhode Island Medical Society