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Sep
26
Wed
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Medication_bottles

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Only 20% of people with opioid use disorder receive treatment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic lists expanding access to treatment as a key area of focus.

This webinar will offer the perspective of a physician dedicated to treating opioid use disorder. Topics to be discussed include: impact of opioid addiction, overview of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and understanding benefits of MAT.

Target Audience:

Clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, home health, hospice, public health, consumers and families, and all community partners who will benefit from a discussion addressing medication assisted treatment.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand impact of opioid addiction
  2. Define medication assisted treatment (MAT)
  3. Identify medication used in treatment of opioid use disorder
  4. Discuss benefits of MAT and how to address associated stigmas

Presenter:

Melissa_Henke_MDMelissa J. Henke, MD
Medical Director
Heartview Foundation
Bismarck, ND

 

Dr. Henke, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, serves as Heartview’s Medical Director. In that capacity, Dr. Henke participates in interdisciplinary case review, develops and oversees patient medical protocols, reviews nursing assessments for appropriate withdrawal management, and confers with the interdisciplinary team regarding patient care management. She also provides medical oversight to the Medication-Assisted Therapy program and ongoing care to individual patients.

 

Sep
20
Thu
Chronic Care Management: Medicare and Beyond
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Clinic nurse and patient

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Learn how a large system practice and rural clinic practice are using Chronic Care Management Programs to better coordinate care, increase communication to providers, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits, empower the patient to reach their healthcare goals and keep patient well more of the time.

Target Audience:

Qualified health professionals (physicians, PAs, NPs), clinical staff (nurses & pharmacists), and non-clinical staff (pharmacy staff & office managers) in clinics, hospitals, FQHCs, rural health clinics, pharmacies, consumers and their families, and all community partners who will benefit from a discussion addressing chronic care management.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Review steps to implement a streamlined chronic care management workflow, leveraging registry data, risk scoring, and automatic charge triggering functionality
  2. Describe recommendations to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to providing chronic care management; efficiently identify eligible patients, complete enrollment, and document time spent coordinating care in between visits
  3. Relate impact on emergency room utilization and inpatient admissions

Presenters:

Ann BlanchardAnn Blanchard, BSN, RN
Director, Ambulatory Clinics
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, NE

Ann Blanchard, BSN, RN, is an Intensive Care nurse by background with over thirteen years of experience in trauma and transplant. Transitioning out of direct patient care, she was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt working in Continuous Quality Improvement. Later moving into informatics as the Manager, Enterprise Ambulatory and Oncology Clinical Applications.  For the past three years, she has served in the role as Director of Primary Care and Immediate Care Clinics; utilizing her complement of experience and expertise to become a transformational leader in primary care.

Gayla HasenkampGayla Hasenkamp, LPN
Care Coordinator
McCook Clinic
McCook, NE

Gayla HasenKamp is from McCook Clinic in McCook, NE, where she is one of two Care Coordinators. Gayla’s varied nursing experiences have given her a good knowledge base in many aspects of patient care, but her heart has always been led towards caring for the elderly. Gayla was hired at the clinic primarily to start the Chronic Management program. To date, she has enrolled approximately 119 patients in the program and the benefits of CCM are being recognized by providers, nursing staff and patients themselves.