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COVID-19 Holiday Leave Recommendations Letter to Nursing Homes, Residents, and Resident Family Member(s)/Representatives from CMS

To Nursing Homes, Residents, and Resident Family Member(s)/Representative(s), The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) has been one of our nation’s greatest challenges and has especially taken a toll on the nation’s nursing home residents. CMS is committed to protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents at all times and especially …

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Learning from Past Mistakes is Nothing to Sneeze At

In an effort to identify process failures related to infections spread through respiratory droplets (sound familiar?), the authors of this Patient Safety article analyzed patient safety breaches reported to one state’s patient safety reporting system last year. Two culprits that are within the power of any care setting to improve: incorrect use of personal protective …

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CMS Sends Letter of Support Recommending Nursing Homes Partner with their QIO

As the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIOs) for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma, Telligen understands the uniqueness of nursing home culture and practices across our four-state region.  Because of our quality improvement expertise, CMS is encouraging nursing homes to accept our cost-free expert assistance to strengthen care processes and more effectively protect the Medicare …

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Covid-19: Driving Opioid Overdose Roundtable

Guest speakers, Jose Esquibel, Colorado Consortium and Bobby Makkamala, MD, Chair Elect Board of Trustees, American Medical Association discussed and shared experiences related to the COVID-19 pandemic is how it is effecting Opioid misuse mortality/morbidity/overdose/impact on hospitalizations. Is COVID-19 impacting relapses, overdose? What can be done? Webinar Recording, PowerPoint, and Transcript  

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Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-2021 Season

The CDC has provided information on the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming flu season. Find out what you need to know here.

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Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to change how they operate to continue to provide essential services to patients. Ensuring immunization services are maintained or reinitiated is essential for protecting individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks and reducing the burden of respiratory illness during the upcoming influenza season. More Download the Recommended …

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Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

Under President Trump’s leadership to respond to the need to limit the spread of community COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. These policy changes …

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Join Telligen QI Connect™!

Improving healthcare quality for people living and working with Medicare Telligen QI Connect™ is a comprehensive quality improvement program that places healthcare providers and consumers at its center. You’ll join Affinity Groups designed to make an impact on the most challenging healthcare issues facing our communities today. Because whether you’re providing healthcare or receiving it, …

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Sharing Antibiotic Stewardship Program Improvement Strategies

Join Telligen for this webinar recorded in May 2019 as Telligen program specialist Betty D. Wendford reviews the core elements of antibiotic stewardship program as it relates to quality reporting and improvement for critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and inpatient psychiatric facilities.

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July 2019 Coffee Talk: Data Submission = Data Reporting in QPP

In this Quality Payment Program (QPP) Coffee Talk recorded in July 2019, Telligen explores how the claims data you submit is factored into the QPP risk-adjustment methodology. This methodology is the process the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses in the calculations for the Cost category measures, Complex Patient Bonus for the Merit-Based …