2023 NC Medicaid Quality Symposium - Partnering for Performance

Register now for the diabetes self-management presentation on May 11 and adolescent immunization on May 16.

The 2023 NC Medicaid Quality Symposium will highlight two topics that coincide with NC Medicaid Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs). The presenters will share their high priority quality initiatives that improve outcomes for Medicaid members.

Here are the details for each presentation, including topics, dates, presenters and registration. Click on each registration link to learn more and register. 

Umbrella Program Support of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Services

May 11, 2023 – 1-2 p.m. EDT | Register


  • Describe benefits of diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services to people living with diabetes.
  • Describe the history and structure of DiabetesSmart, and American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized DSMES umbrella program through NC DHHS.
  • Describe the administrative and program benefits of ADA recognition and participation in DiabetesSmart.
  • Describe the barriers and facilitators to DSMES implementation.


Angie Watson, RDN, LDN, CDCES
Diabetes Program Coordinator
Pitt County Public Health Department

Corissa Payton, MA, CHES, ACSM-EP
DSMES Quality Coordinator 
NC Division of Public Health, Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch

Increasing Adolescent Immunization Rates; Strategies to Eliminate Missed Vaccination Opportunities

May 16, 2023 - 1-2 p.m. EDT | Register


  • Understanding the keys to success; implementing effective evidence-based interventions.
  • Prioritizing immunizations for adolescents; optimizing opportunities to ensure all immunizations are up to date and visible in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Addressing the challenges associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation and completion.


Dr. Lyn Nuse, MD, FAAP 
Sr. Medical Director
Primary Care Pediatrics, Teen Health, Child Protection, 
Atrium Health Pediatric Care Division

Stephanie Raines, BSN, RN-BC, CPHQ 
Performance Improvement Coordinator
Atrium Health Quality

Holly Bates, BSN, RN
Performance Improvement Coordinator
Atrium Health Quality

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