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Putting HHA Casper Reports to Use – For Agency Success

Join Telligen and Betty Metz, BS, c-SSBB, MDS-CCP to take a deeper dive into utilization of your agency Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-generated information and more. Learn how to access and customize other useful reports, such as the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Report (CASPER) and how to best apply them to your quality …

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New 2019 Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans effective January 1, 2019. The new policies include: Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at the pharmacy Drug management programs for patients at-risk for misuse or abuse of opioids or other drugs Training materials include: Slide decks …

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2018 QPP Series: A Closer Look at the Performance Requirements for 2019

The Quality Payment Program for Year 3 (2019) demonstrates steps toward maturity with a ramp up on the thresholds, incentives and penalties. The Year 3 Final Rule increases the requirements, yet still provides much flexibility and strives to reduce burden to clinicians. View this recording of the experts from Telligen QIO and SURS, Sandy Swallow …

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Telligen Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Patient and Family Perspectives

In this Telligen webinar recorded in December 2018, learn about the roles and responsibilities of primary care providers to educate patients about pain and to share the principles of pain self-management as they counsel patients about non-opioid pain management options.

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Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Information by State

In this graph prepared by Telligen in December 2018, red boxes indicate the top six highest relative ratios of overdose deaths as compared to naloxone prescriptions filled (indicating a negative relationship). Green boxes indicate the top six lowest relative ratios of overdose deaths as compared to naloxone prescriptions filled (indicating a positive relationship). As the …

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American Medical Association STEPSForward™ Pain Management Education

The American Medical Association (AMA) STEPSForward™ module posted in January 2019 outlines six steps that practices can implement to safely manage acute and chronic pain for their patients. The module promotes a team-based approach for the management of pain. Steps include: Engaging the team Engaging the patient Assessing the patient Trying non-pharmacologic and non-opioid therapies …

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Trauma-Informed Care Resources for Nursing Homes

Gain an understanding of what trauma-informed care is, the six key principles of trauma-informed approaches and resources and activities to support trauma-informed care in these excerpts from the  Resources to Support Trauma Informed Care for Persons in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings document developed for nursing homes by Telligen’s National Coordinating Center (NCC) in …

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Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Tobacco Cessation and Management of Cardiovascular Health

It can be difficult for patients to change their behavior, even if they know a behavior isn’t healthy. In this webinar presented in December 2018 by Telligen and Health Quality Innovators, clinical health psychologist Dr. Angela Pfammatter presents a motivational interviewing approach to patient care when dealing with tobacco use and managing cardiovascular health. She …

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Holiday Blues: Effective Coping Strategies to Assist Clients & Patients Webinar (Behavioral Health Series – 1 of 5)

The holidays can be a difficult time, particularly for those who struggle throughout the year with mental illness. One in four Americans experience mental illness at some point each year. This webinar focuses on how to equip healthcare providers with effective strategies to assist their patients during the holiday season. Part 1 of 5.

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Coffee Talk December 2018: Seeing the Value in MIPS

Feeling frustrated with all your MIPS efforts and what may seem like little reward in return? Review this webinar to better understand the value in the MIPS track, how it aligns with other payer incentive programs and prepares you for future payment reform initiatives. Listen to one of Colorado’s exceptional performers speak about their journey …