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Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several Medicare proposals in recent weeks. In this letter from CMS Administrator Seema Verma, she unpacks the agency’s goals and approach. She asks for providers to comment and provide feedback on the recent proposals. To submit comments, use the normal comment process for any proposed …

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Antibiotics: Take a Time-Out

This Telligen QIN presentation recorded in July 2018 with Telligen Medical Director Dr. Christine LaRocca, MD, discusses what an antibiotic time out is, when it should be done and how it fits into your antibiotic stewardship plan for your nursing home.

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The MAX Method Helps Reduce Readmissions for “High-Utilizer” Patients

Readmission strategies that are successful for patients at “high risk” typically do not work for patients who are “high utilizers.” Both have high readmission rates, but different concepts and methods are required. The MAX (Medicaid Accelerated eXchange) method was developed in New York state to improve care for high utilizers and was specifically designed to …

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Million Hearts Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) Forum

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), also known as home BP monitoring, plus clinical support helps people with hypertension control their blood pressure. The Million Hearts® SMBP Forum will gather SMBP implementers, facilitators, and others quarterly to exchange knowledge, identify obstacles, and surface solutions in order to advance the practice of SMBP nationwide. Active participants from …

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Reframing Culture Through Leadership: The Leadership and Organizing in Action Approach

The Leadership and Organizing in Action (LOA) approach sets out to empower leaders – not just those in leadership positions, but anyone who is leading change. This Telligen webinar series presented by Risa Hayes in May 2018 will help you develop the skills and capacity for leading change, improving the way you work in teams, …

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Medicare Chronic Care Management Resources

The Connected Care initiative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes tools that can help healthcare professionals implement chronic care management (CCM) and receive payment for providing these services.

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CDC E-Cigarette Infographic

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) e-cigarette infographic illustrates the health effects of e-cigarettes and usage trends among youth and adults.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Communication Strategies

This Telligen QIN-QIO tool posted in July 2018 has specific examples of communication strategies that clinicians can use when discussing antibiotic use with their patients.

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Colorado 2018 Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) Report

Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) reports provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare. In this report posted in July 2018, the Telligen QIN-QIO shares the history and use of Leadership and Organizing in Action (LOA) in two Colorado community groups addressing unnecessary hospitalizations on a grassroots level. LOA …

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Illinois 2018 Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) Report

Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) reports provide a framework for reporting new knowledge about how to improve healthcare. In this report posted in July 2018, the Telligen QIN-QIO team shares how they partnered with one Illinois community to help improve transportation services and education in clinical care settings to effectively engage and manage …