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Lake Superior QIN events

Through our regional Medicare Quality Improvement Program work, we offer a number of training and events. See listings below and find details on the Lake Superior QIN website.


Webinar | Merit-Based Payment System Reporting and Audit Readiness

December 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The webinar will provide an overview of reporting options and mechanisms. Documentation requirements to prepare for potential audits will also be discussed, including a tool to organize audit documentation. More >

Webinar: Resident and Family Engagement in the Nursing Home

December 7, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Learn methods of increasing resident and family engagement in nursing homes. Speaker is Lisa Juliar, Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety. More >

AHRQ’s On-Time Safety Program for Nursing Homes: Preventing Pressure Ulcers by Improving Risk Assessment and Communication

December 12, 1:00 p.m.

Participants worried about pressure ulcers can understand how to better prevent them by improving risk assessment and coordination. Learn about the results from AHRQ’s recent research study to disseminate its On-Time Safety Program for Nursing Homes and how it can help decrease pressure ulcers. More >

  • Candy Hanson, program manager, Stratis Health, is one of the speakers and Lisa Gall, Stratis Health, will be one of the two handling questions.

Quality Payment Program (QPP)

December 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The QPP (Quality Payment Program) Office Hours event will offer clinicians, managers, and practices the opportunity to ask individual questions about QPP – MIPS; MIPS APMs / Advanced APMS; Quality, Improvement Activities, Advancing Care Information categories; etc. – and provide a forum to share experiences as you move to the new payment model. More >

Heart Failure Webinar Series | Managing CHF When Treatment Becomes Comfort

December 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

When heart failure progresses to an advanced stage, difficult decisions must be made. Is quality of life more important or is lengthening life through aggressive treatment the goal? These decisions aren’t easy. A partnership between patient and healthcare provider in which the medical options are honestly discussed and decisions are made based on what the patient wants is the goal. This webinar will describe the options for managing CHF when symptoms are difficult to control. Steps on how to develop a treatment plan with the patient to achieve those bucket list moments will also be discussed. This webinar is the sixth in a series to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care. More >

Call | Medicare Learning Network: National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI

December 14, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

During this call, learn how to work with physicians to ensure compliance with the new psychotropic medication prescribing requirements for long-term care facilities. Also, find out how nursing homes are putting the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements into practice. Additionally, CMS experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI. A question and answer session follows the presentations. More >

Webinar | Hospital Incentive Programs: Review and Update FY2018-FY2019

December 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This session will be focused on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital incentive programs. The objectives are to understand the current and future status and program specifications of hospital value-based purchasing, readmission reduction and hospital-acquired condition programs; share tools to understand and support CMS hospital incentive programs; and identify improvement strategies for each of the hospital incentive programs. More >

2018 Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow

June 14, 2018

Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director at Harris County Public Health and current President of the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCO), is a featured speaker. As Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, Dr. Shah serves the nation’s 3rd largest county with 4.5 million people, including the City of Houston, Texas. He brings extensive knowledge and experience, both as a physician and leader, of leveraging e-health to improve health outcomes. Dr. Shah has responded to numerous large-scale emergencies such as Hurricanes Harvey, Katrina, Rita, and Ike, novel H1N1 influenza, the devastating earthquakes in Kashmir and Haiti, and the HCPH responses to Ebola and Zika. For More information and for information sponsoring and exhibiting, contact Terri Swanson at (952) 885-4323.