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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 …

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2018 MIPS Reference Sheet

This document provides details about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) final requirements for full participation in MIPS during the 2018 performance period. It also provides a full breakdown of the 2018 Composite Performance Score which is evaluated out of 100 points based on the weighted combination of the …

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Infection Prevention Wins

Telligen recognizes our partners for their infection prevention efforts during International Infection Prevention Week! Sweeping new federal nursing home regulations have made infection prevention a big priority for long-term care (LTC) facilities in 2018. Genesis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island created a seminar series for hospital infection preventionists to share their expertise with …

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2018 MIPS Reporting Plan & Checklist

Need a resource to help you stay on track for 2018 MIPS Reporting? Use this checklist to plan your participation year and track your progress. Click here to download

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Berg Balance Scale

The Berg Balance Scale is a 14-item scale is designed to assess balance of older adults. Shared by the Internet Stroke Center. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff …

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INTERACT Falls Care Path

The INTERACT Falls Care Path shared by Florida Atlantic University provides a comprehensive overview of what to do in the event of a fall. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs …