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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 …

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Sepsis Quality Improvement Interventions

Sepsis is the number one-cause of hospital admissions and readmissions for people with Medicare. This Telligen presentation recorded in July 2019 offers insights into the problem of sepsis-related admissions and readmissions, an overview of sepsis data and quality improvement tools to target causes of sepsis and alert caregivers, patients and families to warning signs of …

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2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for the nation’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. The …

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Trauma-Informed Care Resources for Nursing Homes

Gain an understanding of what trauma-informed care is, the six key principles of trauma-informed approaches and resources and activities to support trauma-informed care in these excerpts from the Resources to Support Trauma Informed Care for Persons in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings document developed for nursing homes by Telligen’s National Coordinating Center (NCC) in …

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Scoring Minimum Data Set (MDS) Section GG for Patient-Driven Payment Model (PPDM)

Section GG has been a part of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for some time, but its role in skilled nursing facility (SNF) care planning and reimbursement becomes critical under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) taking effect on October 1, 2019. Under PDPM, Section GG becomes essential to compute each patient’s clinical classification and SNF …

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Telligen QIN-QIO Support Pauses on July 17, 2019

Dear Telligen partners: We wanted to let you know about some important news that will affect the quality improvement support that Telligen provides to your organization as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). As you may know, Telligen has been preparing for a new project cycle to continue to serve you as quality improvement …

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Triggering Staff Reliability

Join Telligen for this webinar recorded in June 2019 as long-time licensed nursing home administrator David Farrell offers his insights and stories of his experiences leading transformational change in struggling inner-city nursing homes. David presents a person-centered approach to leadership that offers practical strategies that engage the staff, improve care and reduce staff absenteeism. You’ll …

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Hypertension Control Champions

The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions are clinicians, practices, and health systems that have successfully completed the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. The Challenge is an opportunity for clinicians, practices, and health systems to demonstrate excellence in hypertension control. Hypertension Control Champions must reach 80% control rates among their hypertensive patients. Learn more about the Challenge rules. To achieve …