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Self-Management Education - For Providers​​

Managing a chronic condition can be complex and frustrating for you and your patients. Evidence suggests that nonpharmacological treatments are an important part of chronic disease management. Give patients the tools they need to improve their health by recommending a self-management education workshop.​

How Do Workshops Help My Patients?

Evidence-based self-management education teaches patients:

  • Techniques to manage pain, fatigue, frustration and depression
  • Ways to increase their energy level
  • Appropriate medication use
  • Problem-solving and goal-setting skills
  • To be an active partner in managing their health

How Do Workshops Help My Practice?

  • Providers who make referrals may be able to use this process as evidence to support meaningful use reimbursement as well as practice improvement activities in the Quality Payment Program
  • Patients are happier, healthier, better educated, and more involved.​


This material was prepared by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-GPQIN-KS-GEN-08/0914