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Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating System: Resetting Your Course

The April 2019 changes to the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System will significantly affect nursing homes nationwide. These changes will impact your overall score and all three Five-Star domains: the Health Inspection domain, the Staffing domain, and the Quality Measures (QM) domain. This includes the unfreezing of the Health Inspection domain, new and …

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May 2019 Coffee Talk: Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) is designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale health transformation. In this Telligen Coffee Talk recorded in May 2019, Telligen advisors share resources and discuss the work of TCPI.    

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Using Telephonic E&M Codes to Improve Cardiac Rehab Outcomes

This webinar recorded in April 2019 will help primary care physicians use new Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes to improve cardiac rehabilitation outcomes by ensuring that patients are being referred for appropriate care and that the clinician is being paid for providing the services. You’ll also learn how these activities can count as an improvement …

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Partnering with Patients and Families: Strategies to Enhance Quality and Safety

The greatest compliment to a practice or organization is a happy and healthy patient. Have you heard the buzz about patient and family engagement (PFE) and wondered what it is and if it’s something you should be doing in your healthcare setting? This Telligen webinar recorded in May 2019 is the ideal place for you …

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To Join or Not to Join an ACO

This resource looks at the pros, cons and key questions for practices to ask before committing to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).  ACOs provide a novel payment delivery model that is intended to improve patient outcomes by holding providers to certain quality standards.  Practices interested in joining one of these organizations must be aware …

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Leveraging Outside Resources and Addressing Patient and Family Stigma (Behavioral Health Series – 5 of 5)

This Telligen webinar recorded in May 2019 covers the guiding principles of behavioral health recovery. Concepts and practices to address mental disorders and substance abuse disorders are explored, including social determinants of health, the importance of partnerships and reducing stigma through the use of a universal screening for behavioral health in medical settings.

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QPP Quick Bites On Demand: Risk Adjustment in Today’s Value-Based Care

Telligen Program Specialist Sandy Swallow hosts this 30-minute Quality Payment Program (QPP) Quick Bites on Demand webinar recorded in May 2019. This session focuses on the factors used in the risk-adjustment methodology. Risk adjustment is a process the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses in the calculations for the Cost category measures, Complex …

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The American Dental Association Commitment to Ending the Opioid Crisis

The American Dental Association (ADA) website provides information for dental professionals and patients on the opioid crisis. It provides practical guides for safe prescribing, free online continuing education and tools for managing dental pain. Patients can learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using opioid pain medications, questions to ask the dentist and how to …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Prescribing Opioids for Dental Pain

Find answers to frequently asked questions about prescribing opioids for dental pain, especially for patients who are at risk for drug overdose or addiction, on this American Dental Association webpage updated in November 2018.

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Opioids – Information for Dentists

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a wide selection of helpful tips and resources for dentists to stay up-to- date on opioid issues. This webpage reviewed in January 2019 includes the American Dental Association’s current opioid policy, tips on counseling patients on opioid use and access to state dental regulations.