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Post-Stroke Checklist: Improving Life After Stroke

The Post-Stroke Checklist (PSC) created by the World Stroke Campaign was developed to help healthcare professionals identify post-stroke problems that can be addressed with treatment or referral. The PSC is a brief and easy-to-use tool that patients can complete with the help of a caregiver, if necessary. PSC administration provides a standardized approach to identify …

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The Role of the Antibiogram in Nursing Homes

Join Chris Czaja, MD, MPH, antimicrobial stewardship medical epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in this Telligen webinar recorded in October 2018 as he describes what an antibiogram is and how it is used, explains how to interpret and apply an antibiogram and identifies information in the Colorado antibiogram that can …

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Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management

A primary patient concern is often the presence of discomfort or pain. While pain medications are warranted for some conditions, non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management can be used in conjunction or in place of medication. In this Telligen webinar recorded in October 2018, Steve DeToy of the Rhode Island Medical Society presents Rhode Island’s initiatives …

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Everything You Need to Know About the MIPS Payment Adjustment

Confused about how the payment adjustment, whether up or down, will follow the MIPS eligible clinician for the MIPS program? Did you realize this is different from the previous years with the PQRS program? In PQRS the adjustment was applied to the TIN/NPI combination and if a clinician left the TIN the adjustment did not …

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Coffee Talk September 2018: Demo of a Free Online 2018 MIPS Estimator Tool

Make your plan to succeed in the Quality Payment Program. Use the free online Stratis Health MIPS Estimator to determine which measures and data submission methods give you the highest baseline MIPS final score. Then, make workflow changes to improve patient outcomes and work towards improving your MIPS score to achieve the highest possible reimbursement. …

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Post-Training Materials for Home Health Webinars Related to Implementation of the OASIS-D

CMS’ Home Health Quality Reporting Training Website NOW AVAILABLE! Post-Training Materials for Home Health Webinars (August 28 and September 5, 2018) Related to Changes Associated with the January 1, 2019, Implementation of the OASIS-D. Click the title above for post-training materials (includes answers to knowledge checks) for the Introduction to the OASIS-D and Section GG: …

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Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several Medicare proposals in recent weeks. In this letter from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, she unpacks the agency’s goals and approach. She asks for providers to comment and provide feedback on the recent proposals. To submit comments, use the normal comment process for any proposed …

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Recording of CMS Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed historic changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with their patients by reducing the burden of paperwork that clinicians face when billing Medicare. We have held listening sessions all over the country and heard from …

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Skin Care – Pressure Injury Prevention

This Telligen skin care webinar recorded in September 2018 will take you through the Pressure Ulcer/Injury Critical Element Pathway, with a special focus on skin care and putting forth your best efforts to improve the adverse effects of skin issues in your facility. This presentation will nurture growth in your certified nursing assistants’ (CNA) performance …

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Illinois Nursing Home Infection Control and Prevention: What Do You Report to Whom?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires nursing homes to have a written infection control policy and a procedure outline that details “when and to whom possible incidents of communicable disease or infections should be reported.” In addition, nursing homes must also comply with the appropriate Illinois administrative codes. The Illinois long-term care …