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MIPS 2019 Timeline

This document is a timeline to help you stay on track throughout the 2019 performance year. It provides descriptions of key dates that will help your practice succeed and avoid a penalty. The first step to MIPS success is to be prepared and this timeline will help you stay prepared throughout the year!   Return …

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Improvement Activities – What’s New for MIPS 2019

View this list to see the six activities added to the MIPS Improvement Activity performance category.   Return to 2019 QPP Toolkit

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Combating the Opioid Crisis with QPP

This document was designed to help you be successful with the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and combat the opioid crisis efforts by aligning specific quality measures and improvement activities.   Return to 2019 QPP Toolkit

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Improving Care for Persons Living with Dementia in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes and partners across the country are working to improve care for persons living with dementia, with particular focus on reducing inappropriate antipsychotic drug use. This Telligen webinar recorded in March 2019 focuses on successful practices of high-performing nursing homes. These practices are included in a change package that reflects how the nursing homes …

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My Diabetes Yearly Passport

This Diabetes Passport is just for you! Use it to record your personal healthcare information, track your medications and set health-related goals. There’s also a blood glucose log, diabetes tests chart and food journal. Take your Diabetes Passport to all your medical appointments to ensure this information is being seen and recorded by your providers. …

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Sepsis 911 – Suspect Sepsis. Save Lives.

Sepsis is a medical emergency. You can help save a life just by learning the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Join Telligen for Sepsis 911 – an educational presentation to raise sepsis awareness. Learn what sepsis is, how to spot it and how to advocate for yourself and your loved ones. This webinar recorded in …

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Hand Hygiene Heroes: Engaging Staff Residents and Families

It takes a village to maintain effective hand hygiene practices within your community. Nursing home staff must identify ways to engage residents and families with hand hygiene. Tammy Woolsey, infection control nurse for the Heritage Operations Group, shares a successful strategy deployed for the past five years that engages staff, residents and families. Resources and …

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes, Part One

Hands are the number-one way that germs are transmitted. Despite the more than a 170-year focus on improving compliance, hand hygiene rates among healthcare providers are reported to be approximately 40 percent. Improving hand hygiene compliance will reduce the opportunity for transmission of microorganisms and facility-associated infections. In part one of this Telligen webinar series …

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How to Access the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating Preview Report

Use this tool, created by Telligen in March 2019, to learn how to access the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating Preview Report through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) Reporting System. This information lets you preview your facility’s quality measure scores …

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The Year of Cessation

To bring attention to the critical role of cessation as part of a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has declared 2019 the Year of Cessation. The Year of Cessation emphasizes the importance of quitting tobacco and highlights resources and initiatives that …