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A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new policies for Medicare drug plans to follow starting on January 1, 2019. These policies involve further partnership with providers and prescription drug plans. Providers are in the best position to identify and manage potential opioid overutilization in the Medicare Part D population. Medicare prescription drug …

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Colorado Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training & Resources

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Who is MAT Waiver Training For? Physicians Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants What is the Primary Purpose of MAT Waivers? …

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Illinois Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training and Resources

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Who is MAT Waiver Training For? Physicians Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants What is the Primary Purpose of MAT Waivers? …

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Iowa Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Resources

What is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Who is MAT Waiver Training For? Physicians Nurse Practioners Physician Assistants What is the Primary Purpose of MAT Waivers? …

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Barrier Busters: Flu Edition – for Nursing Homes, Home Health and Care Coordination

Flu season is always just around the corner! Join Telligen for a roundtable discussion recorded in October 2018 with Dr. Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, Dr. Gregory Gahm, MD, MS, FACP and Misty Kevech, RN, MS to learn strategies to overcome vaccination barriers across nursing home, home health and primary care settings. The discussion addresses vaccination …

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Utilizing EHRs in Antibiotic Stewardship

In this Telligen webinar recorded in May 2018, learn how to effectively use electronic health records (EHRs) to track and monitor antibiotic prescribing at your facility.

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Patient-Provider Talk: Addressing the Elephant in the Exam Room

This Telligen webinar recorded in July 2018 addresses the varying perspectives that exist between patients and providers about antibiotic treatment and immunizations that sometimes go unaddressed.  

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State Maps of Hypertension Rate by County

These maps provide a visual representation of each state’s county-level hypertension diagnosis rates among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, based on Medicare fee-for-service Part A and B claims – 10/1/16 to 9/30/17 and 2017 Medicare enrollment database.      

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National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers

These Colorado, Illinois and Iowa nursing homes have been recognized by the Telligen QIN-QIO as National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers for contributing nearly two years of Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The database tracks C. diff infections in nursing homes to help …

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National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll

What is the National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll? National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer recognition comes to select long-term care facilities in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. These homes voluntarily contributed nearly two years of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The data is …