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Practice Transformation Companion Newsletter: July 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | News

 

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE
The Foundational Care Management Codes & Billing Opportunities course builds upon team-based care focusing on reimbursement for care management services.  This course was designed to support and train physician organizations and practice staff on care management billing.  This course will be opened for identified PO billing subject matter experts, care management staff and administrators.

Topics will include:

  • Care Team Coding and Billing is a Team Sport
  • Billing Optimization
  • Billing Applications
  • Billing Resources

For additional details: https://micmt-cares.org/training/foundational-care

Cost: $150

Successful Course Completion includes:

  • Attendance at the entire course
  • Use of webcam during training is strongly encouraged 
  • Completion of the course post-test:  need to have a score of 80% or greater on the post-test
  • Completion of the course evaluation

If you have any questions, contact:
Yang Yang at (248) 475-4839 or yyang@transformcoach.org

OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS

Nursing: 

  • Upon successful completion of the Foundational Care Management Codes and Billing Opportunities the participant will earn 3.5 Nursing CE contact hour.
  • Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91)

Social Work:

  • Upon successful completion of the Foundational Care Management Codes and Billing Opportunities participants will earn 3.5 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.

Billers/Coders:

  • Upon successful completion of the Foundational Care Management Codes and Billing Opportunities the participant will earn 3.5 continuing education hours, American Academy of Professional Coders.

 REGISTRATION DETAILS
Course Dates and Times (Live Virtual):

☐       July 14, 2022              
12:00pm-4:00pm
Register here: https://cvent.me/2OPkG1 


☐       September 15, 2022  
8:30am-12:30pm
Register here:     https://cvent.me/GQVw7X

Download the flyer here

 

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.

OPPORTUNITY to EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS
Nursing:

  • 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
  • Expiration date:  7/16/23

 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

Registration Details
Course Dates and Times: (Live Virtual)
July 20, 2022        8:00am – 12:30pm
July 21, 2022        9:00am – 11:30am
(Must attend both days to receive credits)

To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/VDl4bn


August 17, 2022        8:00am – 12:30pm
August 18, 2022        9:00am – 11:30am
(Must attend both days to receive credits)

To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/XDE9Do


September 28, 2022        8:00am – 12:30pm
September 29, 2022        9:00am – 11:30am
(Must attend both days to receive credits)

To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/58GQME

Download the flyer here

This training will provide care team members with a foundation by which to begin introducing Palliative Care into the primary care practice.

Course Content Includes:

  • An introduction to Palliative Care
  • Focus on the Eight Domains of Palliative Care
  • The Multidisciplinary team
  • Communicating Palliative Care to patients and families

For additional details: https://micmt-cares.org/training/introduction

Cost: $150

Successful Course Completion includes:

  • Attendance at the entire course
  • Use of webcam during training is strongly encouraged 
  • Completion of the course post-test:  need to have a score of 80% or greater on the post-test
  • Completion of the course evaluation

If you have any questions, contact:
Yang Yang at (248) 475-4839 or yyang@transformcoach.org

OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS
Nursing:

  • Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Palliative Care Course, the participant will earn 2.4 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# 2020-0000000632
  • Expiration date:  9/16/2022

 
Social Work:

  • Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  
  • Approved provider Number: MICEC 110216

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Course Dates and Times (Live Virtual):

July 21, 2022              1:00pm – 4:00pm
To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/bn957k 


August 18, 2022         1:00pm – 4:00pm
To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/e2R5l0 


September 21, 2022  1:00pm – 4:00pm
To register, please visit: https://cvent.me/43GNrP

Download the flyer here

 

 
 


Welcome to Summer!

This summer is already proving to be a hot one in Michigan. It has been in the high 80s and 90s quite a few different times. Although I love the heat, it is important to be careful out there. The sizzling summer days of July are obviously a good time to discuss heat-related illnesses and their warning signs, so here we go.

When we sweat in the warm weather, our body naturally cools itself as the sweat evaporates. When the weather becomes extreme, it is difficult for the sweat to evaporate. This causes our bodies to get too hot.
Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than the average. People who are the most at risk are older adults, infants, children, people who are overweight, people who overexert during work or exercise, people with mental illnesses and those who have chronic diseases, such as diabetes, respiratory conditions and heart disease. Even young, healthy people can be affected during the hot weather if they participate in strenuous activities.

According to the CDC, there are 4 different types of heat-related illnesses:

  • Heat rash
  • Heat cramps
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat stroke
Heat rash is caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather causing a skin irritation. Keep the rash area dry, apply powder (like baby powder) to increase comfort to sooth the rash and stay in a cooler environment. It most commonly affects young children.
Symptoms include:
  • Red clusters of pimples or small blisters on the neck, chest, groin, under the breasts and elbow creases
Heat cramps affect people who sweat a lot during strenuous activity. Low levels of salt in muscles and loss of fluids causes painful cramps. It can also be a symptom of heat exhaustion. Have water to drink and a snack or drink (such as a sports drink) to replace carbohydrates and electrolytes. No caffeine or alcohol please. Stop the activity and go to a cool place to rest. Get medical help if the cramps don’t subside in an hour.
Symptoms include:
  • Muscles cramps, pain or spasms in the abdomen, arms or legs
Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to a loss of water and salt through excessive sweating. It is most likely to affect the elderly, those working in a hot environment, and people who have high blood pressure. Treatment includes rest, a cool shower or bath, air-conditioning, drinking cool, non-alcoholic drinks such as sports drinks.
Symptoms include:
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Irritability
  • Heavy sweating
  • Thirst
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Decreased urine output
Heat stroke is the most serious of the heat-related illnesses. It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. The body’s temperature rises quickly, it is unable to sweat and unable to cool down. The body temperature can rise to 104 degrees in a short period of time and usually happens in the summer months. It can be caused by simply being in the hot weather or too much strenuous activity in hot weather. Heat stroke can cause disability or death if emergency treatment isn’t received in time. Call 911, get the person indoors or into shade, remove excess clothing and cool them however you can.
Symptoms include:
  • High body temperature
  • Confusion, altered mental state, slurred speech, seizures, dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Flushed skin
  • Rapid beathing
  • Fast pulse
  • Headache
Stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed when it is hot outside.
  • If you have air conditioning at your home or office, stay inside as much as possible
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, sit in the basement. You could also go to a shopping mall or library even for a few hours to help yourself cool down.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing
  • Don’t engage in strenuous activities in the heat
  • Take a cool shower or bath
  • Do necessary outside activities earlier in the day or later in the evening
  • Take breaks when working outside and sit in the shade
  • Avoid exercising and being outside during the hottest part of the day
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses
  • Put on a sunscreen of SPF 30 before going out
  • Keep informed of the weather in your area for heat alerts and safety tips
  • Drink lots of fluids
  • Stay away from sugary or alcoholic drinks
  • Avoid hot and heavy meals
  • Take care of your pets. Always make sure they have cool water to drink. During extreme days, don’t let them stay outside for very long.
  • DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN A PARKED CAR EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS CRACKED
    • To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. Once the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front seat with the driver.
    • When leaving your car, check to make sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook sleeping children.
It is important to use common sense when we are in a heat wave to protect ourselves and our families. Let’s enjoy the glorious warm weather of summer while we can. Take advantage of the longer days to spend more time with your family and do something fun outdoors. Stay cool and have a happy and healthy summer!
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

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