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Bridging Communication Between Dialysis and Long-Term Care

This January 2019 presentation, a collaborative effort between HSAG: ESRD Network 15, Telligen, and the Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living (CHCA), provides essential information regarding: The nutritional needs of long-term care residents who have an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) diagnosis. Resident rights regarding their diet and fluid intake. Fluid management and …

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Telligen’s Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Measure Rating Calculation Tool: A Super Power Tool for 2019

Do your 2019 goals include sustaining or improving your Five-Star Rating on Nursing Home Compare? Nursing home administrators, directors of nursing and minimum data set (MDS) teams in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa are invited to learn how to use Telligen’s updated and free downloadable tool in this Telligen webinar recorded in January 2019. The tool …

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Rush University’s Substance Use Intervention Team (Behavioral Health Series – 2 of 5)

Substance Use Intervention at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is a team-based service of healthcare providers working together to identify and treat patients at risk for using opioids and other substances. Join Dr. Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, for this Telligen webinar recorded in January 2019 to hear how Rush University Medical Center pulled …

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The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Pain Management Toolkit: Iowa’s Guide to Opioid Stewardship

Use the Iowa Guide to Opioid Stewardship as your guide for safe and wise use of opioids. Along with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, the following organizations contributed to this pain management toolkit developed in October 2018: Telligen, Broadlawns Pain Management Center, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Hospital …

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Opioid Education for the Emergency Department

The E-QUAL Opioids Toolkit is an all-inclusive opioid education resource for emergency department (ED) professionals from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Posted in January 2019, it includes pain management policies and guidelines for safe opioid use, lectures and webinars for ED staff education, and opioid use disorder treatment and harm reduction strategies.

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Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Incorporate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knowledge, tools and best practices into everyday clinical practice for chronic pain management! This change package posted in January 2019 includes evidence-based prescribing guidelines, practice-level strategies and quality improvement measures that will help integrate the CDC Guidelines into everyday workflows. Practice leaders can use the tools provided …

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Answers to Top Questions ACO Participants Have about MIPS

Do you participate in a Medicare Shared Savings ACO? Are you puzzled about how ACO eligible clinicians participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program? Please join Sandy Swallow, Program Specialist at Telligen, as she navigates through the Quality Payment Program and the requirements for ACOs. Exploring the special reporting and scoring for ACO …

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January Quality Payment Program Coffee Talk: MIPS 2018 Data Submission and Reporting

Please join the Telligen quality improvement advisors for our January Quality Payment Program Coffee Talk event. The focus of this presentation includes exploring the MIPS 2018 data submission process as well as reviewing validation criteria tips organizations need to know to be successful in the QPP program. Transcript: Presentation: Recording:

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MIPS 2019 Timeline

The 2019 MIPS performance period is from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. For the Cost and Quality performance categories, data is collected for the full year. For the Improvement Activities and Promoting Interoperability performance categories, data is collected for at least a continuous 90-day period. If you submit 2019 data for MIPS by …

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Patient Safety Measures Improvement

Join Telligen Program Specialist Betty D. Wendford in this Telligen webinar recorded in November 2018 for a discussion of the 2018 National Patient Safety Goals and related program safety measures for hospital inpatient quality reporting (IQR), outpatient quality reporting (OQR) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) programs.