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Iowa Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Resources

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Who is MAT Waiver Training For? Physicians Nurse Practioners Physician Assistants What is the Primary Purpose of MAT Waivers? …

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Barrier Busters: Flu Edition – for Nursing Homes, Home Health and Care Coordination

Flu season is always just around the corner! Join Telligen for a roundtable discussion recorded in October 2018 with Dr. Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, Dr. Gregory Gahm, MD, MS, FACP and Misty Kevech, RN, MS to learn strategies to overcome vaccination barriers across nursing home, home health and primary care settings. The discussion addresses vaccination …

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Utilizing EHRs in Antibiotic Stewardship

In this Telligen webinar recorded in May 2018, learn how to effectively use electronic health records (EHRs) to track and monitor antibiotic prescribing at your facility.

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Patient-Provider Talk: Addressing the Elephant in the Exam Room

This Telligen webinar recorded in July 2018 addresses the varying perspectives that exist between patients and providers about antibiotic treatment and immunizations that sometimes go unaddressed.  

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State Maps of Hypertension Rate by County

These maps provide a visual representation of each state’s county-level hypertension diagnosis rates among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, based on Medicare fee-for-service Part A and B claims – 10/1/16 to 9/30/17 and 2017 Medicare enrollment database.      

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National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers

These Colorado, Illinois and Iowa nursing homes have been recognized by the Telligen QIN-QIO as National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers for contributing nearly two years of Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The database tracks C. diff infections in nursing homes to help …

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National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll

What is the National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll? National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer recognition comes to select long-term care facilities in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. These homes voluntarily contributed nearly two years of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The data is …

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American Heart Month 2019: Let’s Talk About Cholesterol

Did you know that nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? High blood cholesterol can be hard to detect, as it often shows no signs or symptoms. This year, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) will focus …

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Grand Rounds in the Nursing Home Setting – Driving Quality with Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration

This 30-minute Telligen webinar recorded in January 2019 brings forward the concept of grand rounds in the post-acute care setting. Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team using a grand rounds approach places nursing home residents in the center of their care decision process, driving a united approach toward personalized objectives while achieving their highest possible level …