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CMS Sends Letter of Support Recommending Nursing Homes Partner with their QIO

As the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIOs) for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma, Telligen understands the uniqueness of nursing home culture and practices across our four-state region.  Because of our quality improvement expertise, CMS is encouraging nursing homes to accept our cost-free expert assistance to strengthen care processes and more effectively protect the Medicare …

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Covid-19: Driving Opioid Overdose Roundtable

Guest speakers, Jose Esquibel, Colorado Consortium and Bobby Makkamala, MD, Chair Elect Board of Trustees, American Medical Association discussed and shared experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic is how it is effecting Opioid misuse mortality/morbidity/overdose/impact on hospitalizations. Is COVID-19 impacting relapses, overdose? What can be done? Webinar Recording, PowerPoint, and Transcript  

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Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-2021 Season

The CDC has provided information on the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming flu season. Find out what you need to know here.

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Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season. More Download the Recommended …

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Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

Under President Trump’s leadership to respond to the need to limit the spread of community COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes …

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Join Telligen QI Connect™!

Improving healthcare quality for people living and working with Medicare Telligen QI Connect™ is a comprehensive quality improvement program that places healthcare providers and consumers at its center. You’ll join Affinity Groups designed to make an impact on the most challenging healthcare issues facing our communities today. Because whether you’re providing healthcare or receiving it, …

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Sharing Antibiotic Stewardship Program Improvement Strategies

Join Telligen for this webinar recorded in May 2019 as Telligen program specialist Betty D. Wendford reviews the core elements of antibiotic stewardship program as it relates to quality reporting and improvement for critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and inpatient psychiatric facilities.

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July 2019 Coffee Talk: Data Submission = Data Reporting in QPP

In this Quality Payment Program (QPP) Coffee Talk recorded in July 2019, Telligen explores how the claims data you submit is factored into the QPP risk-adjustment methodology. This methodology is the process the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses in the calculations for the Cost category measures, Complex Patient Bonus for the Merit-Based …

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Sepsis Quality Improvement Interventions

Sepsis is the number one-cause of hospital admissions and readmissions for people with Medicare. This Telligen presentation recorded in July 2019 offers insights into the problem of sepsis-related admissions and readmissions, an overview of sepsis data and quality improvement tools to target causes of sepsis and alert caregivers, patients and families to warning signs of …

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2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for the nation’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. The …