CVA-Drug Use Management Updates - Emergency Medicine Providers Meeting

April 1, 2020

NCQA updated the HEDIS measure regarding avoidance of antibiotics in acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infection. The updates promote antibiotic stewardship and reserving antibiotics for the right indication. There is also increased focus on reduction of intravenous acetaminophen as put forth by the regional Drug Utilization and Review Group (DRUG). These changes may not be widely known. Physician knowledge of these recommendations and changes is essential to the provision of evidence-based high-quality, affordable care.

The desired practice is to implement medication initiatives in physician practice in order to promote the highest quality, most cost-effective prescription drug therapy for our members.

Target Audience

Emergency Medicine providers will be part of closing the gap

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the changes in HEDIS measure for avoiding antibiotics in acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infection
  • Discuss updates in reduction of intravenous acetaminophen initiative
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/01/2020 - 11:00am PDT
Event ends: 
04/01/2020 - 12:00pm PDT

Osagie Omoruyi, PharmD, PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Resident, Pharmacy Clinical Operations,;
Abdul S. Ghorbandi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Drug Education Coordinator, Pharmacy Clinical Operations,;
Sonia V. Boothe, PharmD, Drug Education Coordinator, Pharmacy Clinical Operations,;
Utsav J. Patel, PharmD, BCOP, Drug Education Coordinator, Pharmacy Clinical Operations,

Disclosure: The presenter & planning committee members for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee/faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.

Kaiser Permanente Central Valley is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Permanente Central Valley designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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