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Apr
16
Tue
2019
Great 8 WebEx: ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for Patient-Driven Payment Model
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Participation Instructions:

Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start.

  1. https://qualitynet.webex.com/ec
  2. Locate the event, click “Join
  3. Enter your name and email
  4. Enter the password: ICD (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
  5. Call: 1-888-332-7137; Access code: 48165830
Overview and Purpose:

With the implementation of Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) slated for October 1, 2019, diagnosis coding will become even more important. Skilled nursing facility and hospital diagnoses will be reported on the MDS and have major impact on reimbursement. Reinforcing coding skills now will prepare facilities for Clinical Case Mix Groupings assignment under PDPM.

Featured Presenter:

Maureen McCarthy, President of Celtic Consulting LLCMaureen McCarthy, RN  BS  RAC-MT  QCP-MT  DNS-MT  RAC-MTA – Celtic Consulting LLC

Maureen McCarthy is the president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and the chief executive officer and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a post-discharge care management service provider. Recognized as an industry leader in clinical reimbursement for long-term care, she has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with experience as an MDS coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director and a Medicare biller.

Adding to her numerous recognition and leadership roles, McCarthy was recently presented the ACHCA 2018 Education Award and has been selected to join the American Health Care Association (AHCA) PDPM Academy Training Team, which provides education to the nation’s state affiliates regarding the new PDPM system. McCarthy is certified in the resident assessment process, QAPI and Director of Nursing Services by nationally recognized organizations and holds Master Teacher status in all three certifications.

Target Audience:

All long-term care professionals engaged in quality improvement implementation and reporting.

 

Objectives:

As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Review intermediate ICD-10 principles
  2. Prepare for the transition by learning PDPM components relevant to diagnosis coding
  3. Explore ‘real world’ coding examples

 

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Apr
8
Mon
2019
Pre-Hospital Identification and the Management of Sepsis @ Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use of case studies. EMS professionals will apply their knowledge of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria, identification of sepsis and treatment to improve outcomes and decrease mortality. A personal story of the devastating impact of sepsis will be shared.

Objectives: 
Following the presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize SIRS and its components
  2. Develop an EMS plan for rescue of septic patients
  3. Interact with Emergency Departments to facilitate more rapid treatment of septic patients
  4. Recognize the differences among sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, with attention to evolving definitions of sepsis

Dr. Simpson PhotoSteven Q. Simpson, MD
Acting Director, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Director, Fellowship Training, Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
University of Kansas

 

Event Details:
For up-to-date event information, continuing education and handouts, stay tuned to this web page. For those that cannot travel to Norfolk, a live stream will be available. Details on connecting virtually will be posted here when available.

Continuing Education:
The Nebraska Department of Emergency Medical Services has approved this session for Continuing Education.  All other state EMS personal should contact their respective departments.

Fee:
There is no cost to attend.

Contact information: 
Krystal Hays, DNP, RN, CADDCT, RAC-CT |  Quality Improvement Advisor
402/476-1399; Ext. 522 |  krystal.hays@area-a.hcqis.org

Hosted by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska

 

In addition to the event listed above, we will also be hosting a Connecting the Dots [Antibiotic Stewardship, Immunizations and Sepsis] Conference for healthcare providers and a Community Town Hall Meeting on April 9, 2019. Visit our website for complete details.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Great 8 WebEx: Patient-Driven Payment Model, Quality and Value: How to Succeed in 2019 and Beyond
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Participation Instructions:

Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start.

  1. https://qualitynet.webex.com/ec
  2. Locate the event, click “Join
  3. Enter your name and email
  4. Enter the password: PDPM (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
  5. Call: 1-888-332-7137; Access code: 48165831
Overview and Purpose:

The recently finalized Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) along with the Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program will have significant impact on long-term care ratings for 2019 and beyond. Comprehending the major fundamentals of these key evaluation metrics will be imperative to safeguard success in the future.

This presentation is the first of two related to preparing for PDPM implementation. The second webinar is titled ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for Patient-Driven Payment Model  and is scheduled for April 16, 2019.

Featured Presenter:

Maureen McCarthy, President of Celtic Consulting LLCMaureen McCarthy, RN  BS  RAC-MT  QCP-MT  DNS-MT  RAC-MTA – Celtic Consulting LLC

Maureen McCarthy is the president of Celtic Consulting, LLC, and the chief executive officer and founder of Care Transitions, LLP, a post-discharge care management service provider. Recognized as an industry leader in clinical reimbursement for long-term care, she has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with experience as an MDS coordinator, director of nursing, rehab director and a Medicare biller.

Adding to her numerous recognition and leadership roles, McCarthy was recently presented the ACHCA 2018 Education Award and has been selected to join the American Health Care Association (AHCA) PDPM Academy Training Team, which provides education to the nation’s state affiliates regarding the new PDPM system. McCarthy is certified in the resident assessment process, QAPI and Director of Nursing Services by nationally recognized organizations and holds Master Teacher status in all three certifications.

 

Target Audience:

All long-term care professionals engaged in quality improvement implementation and reporting.

Objectives:

As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Discover best practice ideas for monitoring compliance and reporting in the CMS program
  2. Understand how spending, or the cost of care, will be monitored and how the new PDPM system will encourage cost savings
  3. Review the various CMS reporting structures

 

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Feb
27
Wed
2019
QPP Power Hour: New MIPS Eligible Clinicians
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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CMS released the Quality Payment Program Final Rule last November. A prominent Year 3 policy adopted in this final rule expands the definition of MIPS eligible clinicians to include new clinician types (physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, clinical psychologists, and registered dietitians or nutrition professionals). This QPP Power Hour will address the specifics of how these newly eligible clinicians can get started on the road to MIPS reporting.

Presenter

Patti Kritzberger, RHIT, CHPS
HIT Quality Improvement Specialist
Great Plains QIN

Let’s have a lively, interactive discussion!

We look forward to hosting this discussion on February 27. Please feel free to invite other team members who will benefit from participation.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Know Your Diabetes by Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Presentation Handout/Slides

People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about half recognized their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their healthcare providers.  Attend this webinar to increase awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and to learn how to empower people to better manage their risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.

 

Target Audience:  

Providers, nurses, practice managers, certified diabetic educators and clinical staff are invited to join this event.

 

Objectives:

Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe pathophysiology of the diabetes connection to cardiovascular disease
  2. Discuss risk factors that increase risk for heart attack and stroke
  3. Discuss techniques that can be employed to educate and engage patients to decrease risk of heart attack and stroke in the context of diabetes
  4. State recommended blood pressure targets (AHA and ADA), blood glucose targets (ADA), and A1C (ADA)
  5. Discuss how to use data to drive change and avoid clinical inertia

 

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credit has been requested and is pending approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing for this event.

 

Presenter:    

Eric L. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.   He serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Diabetes Center at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, North Dakota. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Johnson completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of North Dakota-Fargo Program and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

As well, Dr. Johnson serves as Chair of the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Group, President of the Board of the American Diabetes Association-North Dakota Affiliate and President of Tobacco Free North Dakota Board of Directors.  Dr. Johnson has publications in the areas of diabetes, tobacco related disease, interprofessional education, liver disease and oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease.   Dr. Johnson also has strong interests in technology management of diabetes and simulation in health sciences education.