Key Drivers for Improving MIPS Scores on Improvement Activities

There are 106 Improvement Activities to choose from for MIPS eligibility when submitting data. This lesson takes a look at the Improvement Activities category that measures improvement of clinical practices and patient care outcomes. You'll be asked to answer three questions to determine your knowledge prior and after the lesson. Sign-in is required to participate.

MIPS – First Reporting Year MIPS Easy Button

MIPS measures the quality of care, the costs of care, health IT interoperability and practice improvement all in one. But knowing how to report the appropriate data correctly is essential for accuracy and incentive qualifications. This lesson provides you the basics of reporting requirements and categories. You need to take a pre-test and a post-test to assess your knowledge on MIPS reporting.

Self Care: Managing Everyday Professional and Personal Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

This webinar will address the impact and experience of COVID on staff in the Long TermCare setting. We will explore how to identify stress in yourself and your peers, how to manage stress in healthy ways and how to support your peers and friends as they face challenges during this unprecedented time of global crisis. Learning Objectives 1. Identify the impact and experience of COVID on staff in the Long Term Care setting. 2. Provide strategies to identify stress in yourself and your peers. 3. Describe how to cope with [...]

Constructive Responses for Residents Experiencing Neurocognitive Challenges

COVID 2021: Managing Difficult Behavior Constructive Responses for Residents Experiencing Neurocognitive Challenges This 60 minute webinar education provides constructive applicable responses to resident “difficult behaviors” related to dementia-related neurocognitive impairments and/or mental illness. Speaker Cynthia E. Baker, Regional Clinical Director for Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Solutions, provides education and constructive interventions that are applicable for both direct care and leadership professionals working with and on behalf of residents with dementia. Baker describes common behaviors, their purpose, triggers, and constructive interventions along with a discussion of common emotional disturbance and differentiating [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Preparedness

The Scouts’ motto of “Always Be Prepared” can be applied to the healthcare setting. Whether it is making sure staff is aware of care needs, appropriate measures are taken to ensure safety or understanding the correct billing requirements, being prepared makes for better care. In this lesson, you will learn about: Module 4: Preparedness Protect the health and safety of everyone in your building Create a comfortable, safe environment for your residents, your visitors, and your staff F-tags that outline requirements for the physical environment in long-term care facilities Preventing [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Prevention

The old saying an ounce of prevention is work a pound of cure rings true when providing care in a nursing home setting. Close contact and constant interaction between residents, visitors and staff can make preventative measures difficult, but not impossible. In this lesson, you will learn about: Module 3: Prevention Prevention of infections Workplace illness and injury Pressure injury prevention Protect the health and safety of nursing home staff, residents, and visitors Established guidelines and regulations F-tags pertaining to Infection Prevention and Control Environmental cleaning In order to assess [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Person Centered Care

Reminding ourselves that the patient we are caring for is a person with wants, needs, history and emotions is important to remember each time we interact with them. Understanding how to provide care that is person-centered and not just clinical is essential to a patient’s overall well-being. In this lesson, you will learn about: Module 2: Person-Centered Care Prevent problems and treat them when necessary Empathy for residents and provide compassionate care Foster healthy relationships with your residents Initiate a learning circle Understand the CMS definitions of abuse Understand behavioral [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Partnerships

Improving care involves partnering with those who can bring knowledge, experience and determination to the effort for success. In this lesson, you will learn about: Module 1: Partnerships Survey and certification process Resident’s rights and family engagement How the Eden Alternative Domains of Wellbeing tie back to resident’s rights Quality Assurance Performance Improvement concepts like effective teamwork, leadership Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques like “the 5 Whys” In order to assess your knowledge prior to this lesson, you will need to complete the following pre-test. Once you’ve viewed the [...]

Infection Control – Getting Back to the Basics

COVID-19 has consumed healthcare's priorities for more than seven months and we continue to learn new ways to fight the virus. But a lot of the tactics used in the battle comes down to what we already know and how to best implement that knowledge. Let's get back to the basics when it comes to infection control and have an open discussion about preventive tactics. During this webinar, we: discuss the basics and importance of Infection Control for Nursing, Dietary and Housekeeping review of COVID-19 Color Zones discuss and review [...]

Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19 for Physician Practices

In our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 many practices are closing or running with minimal staff. This could potentially result in gaps of care for patients as well as financial strain on small practices. Telehealth is a new revenue stream for most. The loosening of guidelines by the CMS in this time of COVID-19 makes it easier to implement telehealth to help practices weather the resulting financial storm and maintain access to care for patients. Dr. Steven E. Waldren VP and Chief Medical Informatics Officer AAFP Theresa Wilkes [...]