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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.

 


 

Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Webinar Series: Analyzing MSPB Data to Identify Primary Drivers

August 22, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This three-part webinar series will provide an outline of the Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure and methodology, how MSPB measure calculations are performed, primary drivers of MSPB including regional and state trends, and more. More >

 

Webinar | Antibiotic Stewardship in LTC Facilities: Where Do We Start?

August 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, MS, will describe the relationship between C. Difficile infections and antibiotic stewardship, and then describe the fundamentals and first steps in initiating an antibiotic stewardship program. This is the last of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. More >

Webinar: Standardizing Heart Failure Education and Engaging Your Patients in the Standard

August 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Heart failure care can be complex for providers, yet alone patients and their families. This presentation will demonstrate the value of standardization of heart failure education and how to engage your patients in that standard to reduce readmissions. It will discuss one hospital’s method for engaging patients and the effect it had on patient care and satisfaction. More >

Webinar | Understanding MACRA Quality Payment Program: Using MIPS Scores to Inform Improvement Interventions

August 24, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Understand your 2017 MIPS score, how your current activities have an impact on your MIPS score, and identify areas of opportunity for improvement.  More >

  • Speakers are Dr. Lisa Gall, clinical program manager at Stratis Health and lead developer of the MIPS Tool, and Candy Hanson, program manager for Stratis Health and co-developer of the MIPS Tool.

Webinar: Impacting the Quality Measures with Innovative Person Centered Care

August 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Five nursing homes in Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin will present innovative strategies they used to improve their Quality Measures. Learn from peers about innovative ways to improve residents’ quality of life, reduce the use of antipsychotic medications, and learn how colleagues at other nursing homes have reduced their antipsychotic rates. More >

Webinar | QPP Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Special Considerations

August 30, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This webinar will discuss the Quality Payment Program: Merit-based Incentive Payment System providing an overview of participation special considerations. Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and learn more about the program that will reform Medicare Part B payments for more than 600,000 clinicians and improve care across the entire health care delivery system. More >

Webinar: Understanding Physician-to-Patient Communication Strategies to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing

August 30, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

An Antibiotic Stewardship National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Event, focusing on successful physician-to-patient communication strategies to avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Learn cutting edge techniques from guest speaker Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith on how to manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care. More >

Implementing Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring in Practice

September 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In this webinar clinicians will be provided with a summary of evidence establishing the significance and effectiveness of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP), and have outlined action steps on implementing SMBP in their patient population. More >

Quality Payment Program (QPP)

September 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The QPP 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 >

Webinar: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Advance Care Planning

September 14, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Questions of ethics often arise in advance care planning. This session will cover common issues and recommended procedures to avoid problems, as well as offer suggestions on resolving issues should they arise. More >

Medicare Spending per Beneficiary Webinar Series: Cross-Setting Quality Improvement Strategies for MSPB

September 20, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

This three-part webinar series will provide an outline of the Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) measure and methodology, how MSPB measure calculations are performed, primary drivers of MSPB including regional and state trends, and more. More >

Heart Failure Webinar Series: Supporting CHF Patients in the Home Setting through a Comprehensive Community Approach

September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. Providing targeted assistance to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) patients in the home setting after discharge can lead to better patient outcomes and reductions in readmissions. This webinar is the fourth in a series of webinars to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care. More >

2017 CHAIN Fall Conference

September 27, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

The Minnesota Collaborative Healthcare-Associated Infection Network presents the 2017 CHAIN Fall Conference. Learn about the latest evidence-based approaches for reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antibiotic resistance in Minnesota. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. More >

Webinar | Motivational Interviewing for Home Health Professionals: Part One

October 10, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Our success, as home health professionals, in helping people manage their chronic conditions and maintain a state-of-wellness often depends upon our ability to effectively communicate and promote healthy behavior change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers an evidence-based model for effective conversations about change. This two-part webinar series will introduce home health professionals to MI. Webinar one will offer a brief overview of the evidence base for MI and the foundational spirit of this approach. Webinar two will introduce the core skill of reflective listening and explore an MI strategy for sharing information in a way that promotes patient engagement. More >

Quality Payment Program (QPP)

October 12, 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 >

Webinar | Motivational Interviewing for Home Health Professionals: Part Two

October 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers an evidence-based model for effective conversations about change. This webinar, the second in a two-part series, will introduce the core skill of reflective listening and explore an MI strategy for sharing information in a way that promotes patient engagement. More >

Quality Payment Program (QPP)

November 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The QPP 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 >

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 >