The following have been posted to the Effective Health Care Web site.
Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid and Tools for Health Care Professionals and Patients
This new decision aid and toolkit were developed to help patients between the ages of 55-80, who have smoked for many years, make informed decisions with their health care professionals about getting screened for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The resources will help patients and their health care professionals prepare to talk about whether lung cancer screening is appropriate as well as the possible benefits and harms of screening using this method. Low-dose computed tomography is the only recommended screening test for lung cancer.
The lung cancer screening decision aid and toolkit are available at https://www.
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ tools-and-resources/patient- decision-aids/lung-cancer- screening/.
To access all Effective Health Care decisions aids, go to https://www.
effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ index.cfm/tools-and-resources/ patient-decision-aids/.
Register for Free Webinar on Using AHRQ’s New Decision Aid for Lung Cancer Screening
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a webinar Thursday, April 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET, to discuss how AHRQ’s new lung cancer screening decision aid and toolkit can be used in shared decision-making and patient counseling as required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare coverage of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography.
This webinar will address: (1) why shared decision making can be helpful to patients and providers in deciding whether to participate in lung cancer screening; (2) the key components of AHRQ’s new lung cancer screening decision aid toolkit for use in primary care settings; and (3) how the new decision aid and other tools included in the toolkit can help health care professionals meet the CMS shared decision-making and patient counseling requirements for Medicare coverage of lung cancer screening.
Confirmed speakers and topics:
- Robert Volk, Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Evidence-based Policy Recommendations about Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening and Introduction of an Implementation Toolkit that Meets Current Policy Requirements
- Richard Street, Jr, Ph.D., Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine: Practical Strategies for Implementing High Quality Shared Decision Making Processes in the Primary Care Setting
The webinar will be moderated by Monique D. Cohen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
This activity will be accredited for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and certified health education specialists. Determination of continuing education credit through Professional Education Services Group is pending.
To register, visit: http://bit.ly/22jZWOk
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