Tue, 12/17/2019 - 12:30pm


Abraham Thomas, MD


Hamraz Bainotti, PharmD


Physicians, NPs and PAs - Primary Care


As a result of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the impact of prescribing high risk medications (HRM) in the elderly.
  2. Review current performance at ROS MC and determine effective strategies used to reduce prescribing of HRM and meeting Regional targets
  3. Recognize HEDIS Quality initiative Changes:
    • Polypharmacy CNS and Anticholinergics
    • Antibiotic use measure in uncomplicated Acute Bronchitis (AB) and Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)
  4. Update on up-coming Pharmacy conversions:
    • Select Overactive Bladder (OAB’s) Agents to Generic Vesicare (Solifenacin)
    • Asmanex or Pulmicort to Preferred 1st line Corticosteroid Asthma Inhaler, Alvesco (Ciclesonide)
    • Ranitidine to Famotidine
    • REVERSAL of previous conversion due to shortage of Levothyroxine 112 mcg daily to Levothyroxine 75 mcg
  5. Utilize Regional New Member Referral in eConsult and Opioid Retool.
  1. Utilize clinical practice guidelines of various chronic disease management and decrease variation in practice. Standardize care in harmony with best practice standards.  
  2. Effective use of pConsult with more phone advice and direct bookable if appropriate guideline is satisfied.
  3. Improve physician satisfaction in terms of professionalism as indicated in the physician survey. Translate physician satisfaction into satisfying delivery model for patient care.
  4. Consider culture, health literacy and language in caring for patients and provide resources to address concerns.

Hamraz Bainotti and the planners of this activity have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with a commercial interest that constitute a relevant financial relationship.    

A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests - unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.


    CME credit will be granted to participants who attend the conference and complete the evaluation survey.

    Accreditation Statement

    The Sacramento Valley CME Program is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Sacramento Valley CME Program takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

    Credit Designation Statement

    The Sacramento Valley CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of   1   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

    Nurses may report  1  hour participation toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

    Session date: 
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
    Kaiser Permanente
    2155 Iron Point Road
    Folsom, CA 95630
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Geriatrics

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    CME Office: 
    Folsom Medical Offices
    Conference room: 
    FOL CR 1