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Antipsychotic Medications: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Improving the quality of dementia care being delivered and reducing antipsychotic drug use should be a priority in all nursing facilities. Federal and state regulators have made antipsychotic drug reduction a major survey focal point and it is also an expectation of today’s consumer and family members. This Telligen presentation recorded in October 2018 focuses …

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Coffee Talk October 2018: Closing the Referral Loop is a Team Sport

As the Quality Payment Program matures, we see Health Information Exchange (HIE) and closing the referral loop evolve into a higher priority. To assist your practice in facilitating improved referrals, information flow and responsible designation between the primary care and the specialty practice this webinar explores “Care Coordination Agreements.” Dr. Carol Greenlee shares the High …

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Diabetes & Immunizations

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a goal everyone shares. This is especially true for individuals with diabetes. One of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to ensure that you are up to date on your recommended vaccinations. As we enter another flu season, it is important to learn more about the flu …

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I Choose to Vaccinate Because…

Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional, you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza. To help our collaborative members communicate with patients and encourage vaccinations, Telligen has created a video and accompanying brochure for you to use this flu season. Video: This free video can …

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Antibiotic Awareness Week Toolkit

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives participating organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. Be Antibiotics Aware, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational effort, complements U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week with up-to-date information to help …

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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. …