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Practice Transformation Companion Newsletter: December 2022

Dec 29, 2022 | News




ATTENTION: New CE added, MICMT has added Registered Dietitian’s credits! Get your education credits before 2023!


The Introduction to Team-Based Care course helps the learner better understand how to work in a multidisciplinary care team and in collaboration with the patient. Open to all members of the practice to gain foundational knowledge in Team-Based Care.

Introduction to Team-Based Care will include:
•    Why, What, Who and How: Team-Based Care
•    Care Management Process
•    Outcomes and Triple AIM
•    Billing Applications

*This course is required for all care team members new to their role in order to bill PDCM codes.



• There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.
• Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Team Based Care Course, the participant will earn 5.5 Nursing CE contact hours
• This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
• ONA Activity# 2020-0000001417

Social Work:

• Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Team Based Care course, the participant will earn 5.5 Social Work CE Contact Hours
• Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved provider Number: MICEC 110216.

Registered Dietitian:

• Upon successful completion, Registered Dietitians can use the MICMT Nursing CE certificate for their CPEUs.  See CDRnet core criteria for details

Registration Details: (Live Virtual)

December 7, 2022      8:00am – 12:30pm
December 8, 2022      9:00am – 11:30am
(Must attend both days to receive credits)

Cost: $300

To register, please visit:


The big December holidays are upon us. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! This month is the largest gift giving and gift receiving month of the year. What will the children we love want for 2022? It is such a joy to see their eyes light up with excitement when they open a gift. Their reactions are priceless. As we search for the most popular or most imaginative or most fun toys, it’s important not to forget about toy safety. Ask yourself if the toys you are choosing are age-appropriate and safe.

Toymakers have toys recalled every year due to safety concerns. These recalls and other helpful information can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. The CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency that works to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths from products out in the market. They closely monitor and regulate toys. Any toys either made in the United States or imported into the United States after 1995, must follow the CPSC standards.

Toy-related injuries and emergency room visits happen year-round. But this time of year, is the most problematic. We need to take our own precautions as we shop for our loved ones.

The following advice can be helpful:

  • Check the age, skill level and abilities on a toy before you purchase it to make sure it is a good match for the child you are buying it for
  • Avoid buying toys that have parts that fly off, especially if there are younger children in the household
  • Toys shouldn’t have any sharp or pointed edges
  • Sports equipment gifts should have protective equipment given along with them
  • Don’t give toys that heat up or have ropes, cords or straps
  • Inspect toys your child receives as gifts
  • Stuffed toys should be able to be washed
  • Toys that are made from fabric should be labeled flame retardant or resistant
  • Be especially cautious of toys for infants and children under the age of three
  • Make sure markers and crayons are listed as nontoxic
  • Supervise your children when they are playing, especially young children
  • Don’t give toys with small parts to young children who may put everything into their mouths, due to a choking risk. Choking hazards can also include small balls, broken balloons and marbles. Button batteries and magnets can cause serious injury or death if ingested.
  • Keep children safe from toys that contain lead. Be a smart consumer and learn about lead exposure and its symptoms. Painted toys must use lead-free paint.
  • Older toys passed down in the family might not meet current safety standards
  • Make sure toys aren’t too loud for your child. Toys can damage hearing, especially if a child holds it directly to their ears.
  • For children with special needs, choose toys that can appeal to their different senses. Think about their abilities as you choose.
  • Look for a label from the ATSM (American Society for Testing and Materials) on toys you are purchasing. It proves the toy meets certain consumer safety standards.
Whatever holidays you celebrate in December, all of us here at Practice Transformation Institute wish you and your families a wonderful and injury-free holiday season.