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Syndication

PCMH/HH/BHH webinar discussed the potential risks associated with the use of atypical antipsychotic medications;determine best practices for metabolic monitoring in children and adults; and how targeted learning and feedback measures can rapidly alter utilization metrics.


With the many changes coming in value-based care, you and your practice may be unaware of the variety of resources available to you.  
This session will help prepare you and your office to leverage CMS' quality reporting tools, such as the QRUR report, in preparation for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  

 

This webinar will offer information to improve the financial success of your practice by:
  • Identifying CMS' quality reporting tools, including QRUR, PQRS Feedback Reports, and the QMAT tool.
  • Understanding the report schedules and knowing how to access them.
  • Recognizing how quality reporting tools can help inform decisions around quality and cost of care in preparation of new payment models

06/21/2016

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{Chris Hopwood Joan Orr Maryellen Thoma}


Interested in helping your patients afford their medications? Listen to this webinar to learn how two Maine health provider organizations, MaineHealth and Penobscot Community Health Care, have established, and are sustaining their own prescription assistance programs.

Direct download: audio_only__6-21-16.m4a
Category:Health Care, Prescription Assistance Programs, MedAccess -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

A major provision of Maine’s new opioid prescribing law will soon require providers to limit the daily opioid dosages of chronic pain patients. But how can providers meet this legal requirement while also limiting their patients’ distress? This webinar offers answers by exploring the effectiveness of high dose opioids, looking at pain control alternatives, delving into Morphine Milligram Equivalents  and sharing techniques for effectively and compassionately tapering opioid dosages to below legal limits and, ultimately, to zero. Noah Nesin, Eva Quirion and KariLynn Dowling present.

Direct download: opioidtapering6.14.16.m4a
Category:Health Care -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injury among the elderly in the U.S., resulting in 2.5 million ED visits and 734,000 hospitalizations annually. Falls, and the fear of falling, also reduce quality of life for our growing elderly population, reducing engagement in social and physical activities outside the home and leading to isolation, depression and feelings of helplessness.

Primary care providers can help prevent falls using the CDC’s STEADI tool, a simple-to-follow algorithm for screening older adults for fall risk, and for conducting risk assessments for those determined to be at risk. During this webinar, the CDC’s Dr. Deborah Hastings will introduce the STEADI tool and provide guidance on how to integrate fall prevention screening into your practice.

Direct download: STEADI_webinar_audio.mp3
Category:Health Care -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Explore ways to use your practice Patient Experience data to improve patient experience and increase Access and Identify resources to support your practice in improving patient experience and engagement

A video conference to explore the implications of MACRA and its likely impact on Maine clinicians.  We'll plan to do some sense-making and offer an opportunity to start learning how to navigate MACRA programs, including the Quality Payment Program, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS), and Advancing Care Information (ACI).


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