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Improving Opioid Prescribing: the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and Considerations for Dentistry

This 2017 webinar hosted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on non-opioid strategies for pain management following dental surgery and how chronic pain recommendations can be applied to manage acute pain.

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Association Between Long-term Opioid Use in Family Members and Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery Among Adolescents and Young Adults

Dentists should consider this risk factor for opioid dependence: Young adults undergoing surgical or dental procedures who have long-term opioid use in their families, according to this study published in the February 2019 issue of JAMA Surgery.

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Training Experiences Regarding Pain Management, Addiction, and Drug Diversion of Dentists Enrolled the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Training on pain management, addiction, and drug diversion can have a positive impact on dentists’ opioid prescribing practices, according to this study published in the March 2019 issue of Substance Abuse Journal.

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Implications of Use of Opioid-Containing Analgesics for Palliation of Acute Dental Pain

This study, published in the January/February 2019 issue of the Journal of Opioid Management, suggests that use of opioid pain relievers does not resolve underlying dental conditions and contributes to drug misuse and adverse interactions.

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Opioid Prescribing Practices from 2010 Through 2015 Among Dentists in the United States

This study published in the April 2018 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) offers implications to help reduce the number of opioid prescriptions in dentistry, and reports on opioid prescription rates, dosages, types of opioids prescribed and types of dental visits in which dentists prescribed opioids.

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Benefits and Harms Associated with Analgesic Medications Used in the Management of Acute Dental Pain

Discover the analgesics which offer the most favorable balance between dental pain management and low risk for adverse drug events in this 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

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Nutrition Therapy for Adults With Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report

This new release from the American Diabetes Association is intended to provide clinical professionals with evidence-based guidance about individualizing nutrition therapy for adults with diabetes or prediabetes. Strong evidence supports the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of nutrition therapy as a component of quality diabetes care, including its integration into the medical management of diabetes; therefore, it is important …

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How to Access Your MDS 3.0 CASPER Facility Level Report

Use this tool, created by Telligen in April 2019, to learn how to access the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Facility Level Quality Measure (QM) Report through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) Reporting System. This report displays each QM’s numerator …

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Moving From MIPS to an APM Part Two: Overcoming the Challenges of Transitioning to an APM

This webinar is part two of our series “Moving from MIPS to an APM,” hosted by experts from the Telligen QIN, Telligen SURS and COMPASS PTN. In this webinar recorded in April 2019, Dr. Donald Klitgaard explores some common challenges practices encounter when transitioning from the fee-for-service model to an alternative payment model or an …

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April QPP Coffee Talk: What You Need to Know About Integrating the Collaborative Care Model to Provide Support for Medication-Assisted Treatment in Your Practice

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 115 people die every day from an opioid overdose (46 of those involving prescription opioids) and declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. In this Telligen webinar recorded in April 2019, Dr. Lori Raney, a board-certified psychiatrist and principal with the Health …