Pharmacy QI Learning Collaborative

  • 04 Dec 2023

CTC-RI is improving Population Health / Reducing Low-Value Care in Primary Care through Professional Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (Pro CGM). The final year of the Pro CGM project is focused on sustainability and spread of the program. Practices enrolled in the initiative presented their plans to spread beyond the pilot practice site and how they plan to sustain their efforts. Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA, RPh from University of RI, presented aggregate data on the program. So far, 309 patients have received a Pro CGM device to help manage their diabetes. Preliminary results show an overall drop in patients’ A1c. A comment shared by a care team member surveyed as the most important benefits of the Pro CGM was “visualization of hyper- and/or hypoglycemia as a tool for education and pattern recognition; identification of hypoglycemia in patients with hypoglycemic unawareness who don't use personal CGM.” The meeting concluded with a discussion on billing for CGM services using the 95250 and 95251 billing codes. Special thanks to UnitedHealthcare and RIDOH who are providing the funding for this important quality improvement initiative.