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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 …

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Behavioral Health in Aging Populations (Behavioral Health Series – 4 of 5)

Approximately 7.5 million Americans aged 65 and older have a mental illness. This number is anticipated to double by 2030. Mental health has the ability to impact physical health; for example, people with conditions like heart disease have higher rates of depression. Older adults are often misdiagnosed and under-treated, which can result in poorer health …

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Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes: Barriers and Mitigation Strategies, Part Two

In part two of this webinar series recorded in April 2019, Dr. Elizabeth Soda and Telligen Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator Stacy Gordon review the current recommendations for hand hygiene as well as hand hygiene misconceptions, barriers and strategies for success.

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How to Share the Telligen #StopSepsis Quiz

More than 1 million people are hospitalized with sepsis each year. Sepsis kills more people in the U.S. each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined. And up to 80 percent of sepsis cases start at home, work or school. That’s why it’s so important to increase awareness of sepsis among your patients, …

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Managing Pain and Understanding Opioids: A Guide for Residents and Families in Nursing Homes

Nursing home teams and other healthcare professionals can use this Telligen presentation developed in March 2019 to help educate nursing home residents, families and representatives about pain management and opioid therapy. . This presentation is intended to be used as an educational resource to share directly with your residents and families or their representatives, so …

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QPP Quick Bites On Demand: 2019 MIPS Payment Adjustment based on 2017 MIPS Performance Period

In this QPP Quick Bites On Demand episode, Courtnay Ryan discusses who should be receiving a MIPS payment adjustment based on their participation and performance in 2017. She explains how the payment adjustments are posted on Medicare Remittance Advice documents based on the type of adjustment earned. Resources, links and contact information for no-cost technical assistance …