Upcoming & Past Events

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 29: Primary Care During a Crisis

Thursday, October 29, 10:30-11AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on alternating Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. The COVID-19 public health crisis had an unprecedented impact on the healthcare system across the country. The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) considers a three-phase approach for practices to best respond to the crisis, meet the needs of their patients, and …

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Pre-Launch Webinars: National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

As training centers and nursing homes around the country continue to join the Network and prepare to embark on their respective cohorts, we’re offering a series of pre-launch webinars to explore some of the key themes that will later be featured more deeply over the 16-week sessions. These interactive, pre-launch webinars will feature national experts …

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Telehealth Webinar on October 20: Telehealth for Physical Therapy

Tuesday, October 20, 1-2PM EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Join us on October 20 as our speaker shares valuable insight about creating a telehealth service line for physical therapy. Travis Clappa, PT, Director of Community Relations at Rehabilitation Performance Institute in Owensboro, KY, will talk about his …

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CMS Webinar: Staffing Challenges & Solutions: Insights from the Frontline

Tuesday, October 20, 2–3PM EDT Please join us for a National Learning and Action Network (LAN) event on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. A LAN is a group of health care professionals and stakeholder organizations, convened by the QIO Program. The goal of the LAN is to improve patient care and population …

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Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

Join an interactive community of practice to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control in nursing homes. Supported by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Project ECHO is virtually bringing together small groups of peers and experts to learn about …

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CMS Call on October 7: Substance Use Disorder Treatment during COVID-19

Treatment for Substance Use Disorder During the Public Health Emergency Wednesday, October 7, 3PM-4PM EDT CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow primary care providers, psychosocial support specialists, addiction medicine specialists, and other interested parties to ask questions on CMS’s actions to address the opioids crisis during the public health emergency …

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Telehealth Webinar on October 6: The Impact on Care Transitions

Tuesday, October 6, 1-2PM EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Materials Recording Slides On October 6, our speakers discussed the impact telehealth has on care transitions. First, Kelly Baxter, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN shared how a Palliative Care Telehealth Pilot helped meet a nursing home’s needs. Next, Roger Herr, …

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NHSN Webinars on Oct. 1 & 6: New Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module Updates

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) offers two new features for long-term care facilities to track weekly influenza vaccination data beginning with the 2020-2021 influenza season for health care personnel and residents. Please join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a webinar on Thursday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at …

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 1: Surgery During the Pandemic

Thursday, October 1, 10:30-11AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on alternating Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. Join us on October 1 for a conversation with a person who recently had major brain surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear her perspective on the supportive hospital staff and the transition to follow-up telehealth visits with both her surgeon and …

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Free Webinar Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation: Preventing Influenza Amid COVID-19

Wednesday, September 30, 11:30AM-12PM EST National partners, the National Kidney Foundation hosts a free webinar “Protecting Yourself and Your Patients: Preventing Influenza in the COVID-19 Era,” to discuss the implications of healthcare team immunization on people with kidney disease. Strategies for encouraging influenza vaccination will also be discussed. Influenza can be associated with serious illnesses, …

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IPRO Webinars Sept 21 & 29: On-Site Home Dialysis in SNFs

Join the IPRO End-Stage Renal Disease Network of New England on September 29 from 11AM-12PM as we learn about on-site home dialysis in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Join us and learn about: Challenges that skilled nursing facilities face with residents undergoing dialysis Impact of on-site home hemodialysis (HHD) Obstacles that previously blocked the implementation of …

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Anticoagulation Forum Virtual Boot Camp: Sep. 25-26

September 25-26, 2020 The Anticoagulation Forum moved its course online and now you can learn from anywhere! View the same solid curriculum and bonus content on COVID-19 with 10.75 hours of continuing education (CE) credit. This program is delivered virtually by a phenomenal faculty including Dr. Scott Kaatz, Dr. Geoff Barnes, NP, Diane Wirth, and …

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Telehealth Webinar on September 22: A Physician Office’s Transition Experience

Tuesday, September 22, 1-2PM EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Join us on September 22 as Dr. Chris Campanile and Marisol Carcamo, Office Manager, describe how their office staff modified their practice to accommodate telehealth use and ensure their patients’ needs were met. Materials Recording

CMS Stakeholder Calls: September 8-24

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. CMS COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 Workshop on Sept. 17: CDC’s Influenza Resources & Infection Surveillance

Thursday, Sept. 17, 10:30-11AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on alternating Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. Join us to learn about the most current resources regarding the upcoming Influenza season and infection prevention and surveillance best practices. Materials Presentation Recording Have specific questions? Let us know and we’ll address them in our upcoming webinars. Email us at: …

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Telehealth Webinar on September 8: Multi-Presentation Event

Tuesday, September 8, 1-2PM EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Materials Slides Recording Telehealth During COVID-19 and Beyond: An Integrative Approach The first presentation will be from Brooke Yeager McSwain, MSc, RRT, Health Policy Lead at SPROUT, a national telehealth research collaborative. Ms. Yeager will discuss recent telehealth …

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Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19

Twice a month on Friday, 12:30–2:00 PM EDT Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their …

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 27: Nursing Home Social Services and COVID-19

Thursday, August 27, 10:30-11AM EDT Starting August 27, our COVID-19 Workshop Series will continue on alternating Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. Join us to learn about the role of social services in nursing homes and how COVID-19 has impacted that role. Learn about the: Socio-demographic characteristics of people serving as social services directors Connection between social service staffing …

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Telehealth Webinar on August 25: Telehealth Then & Now – A Provider’s Perspective

Tuesday, August 25, 1-2PM EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Join us to learn the evolution of telehealth technology and how providers are using it during the pandemic. Our speaker will share provider challenges, barriers, lessons learned, and his experience consulting with nursing homes as they navigate telehealth. …

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CMS Webinar on August 24: Medicare Care Compare

August 24, 2-2:45PM EDT Requires Login. You’ll get an email and appointment after registration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making improvements to help people with Medicare find information about health care providers and services, as part of the eMedicare initiative to modernize and personalize your experiences with Medicare information. Care Compare …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: August 21-27

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Lessons from …

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 20: Pain Management in COVID-19

Thursday, August 20, 10:30-11AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. Join us as we discuss pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll cover obstacles and and share insights. Materials Recording Have specific questions? Let us know and we’ll address them in our upcoming webinars. Email us at: QIO-info@ipro.org. Our Speakers Dr. Jeffrey …

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CDC Webinar on August 20: 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination

August 20, 2-3PM EDT | Free CE Credits Available Recommendations and Clinical Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic Presenters will discuss updates to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2020-2021 influenza vaccination season. Topics include: Standards for Adult Immunization Practice Flu vaccination planning General vaccination guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic Guidance for …

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CMS Webinar on August 18: CHART Model Overview

August 18, 1–2:30PM EDT The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on August 18, 2020 to provide an overview of the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model. The CHART Model will test whether upfront investments, predictable capitated payments, and operational and regulatory flexibilities will enable rural health care …

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CMS Call on August 18: Rural Health Open Door Forum

August 18, 3-4PM EDT Conference Call Information: Dial: 1-888-455-1397 | Passcode: 9375124 Join the Rural Health Open Door Forum on August 18 from 3-4PM. The forum will consist of opening remarks, announcements, and updates. The Conference Leaders will give an also update on the CHART Model and Physician Fee Schedule NPRM – Telehealth Proposal. The …

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 13: Family Perspectives: Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions & Communication

Thursday, August 13, 10:30-11AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30–11AM. COVID-19 has changed how we interact within nursing homes and how we visit loved ones. Join us as we share strategies for facilities, families, and residents including: Communication strategies used between residents, families, and facilities during the pandemic How communication or lack …

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Listening Session: CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Thursday, August 13, 1:30-3PM EDT Proposed changes to the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, removing unnecessary measures, and making it easier for clinicians to be on the path towards value-based care. During this listening session, CMS experts briefly cover …

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CMS Webinar on August 12: Overview of the 2021 Proposed Rule for the QPP

Wednesday, August 12, 2–3:30PM EDT The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET to provide an overview of proposed policies for the 2021 performance year of the Quality Payment Program.   During the webinar, CMS subject matter experts will: Provide an overview of …

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Telehealth Webinar on August 11: Medicare Billing and Coding for Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 11, 1-2pm EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series Learn how to bill Medicare for expanded telehealth services under the CMS 1135 Waiver. The presentation, by Susan Whittaker, CPC, CPMA, Senior Program Coordinator, Healthcentric Advisors will include information on: Medicare telehealth coding and billing based on care setting …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: August 11-14

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Call details …

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 6: COVID-19 & Telehealth Advance Care Conversations

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us as Michele Carignan, RN and Courtney Lamothe, MSW, LCSW from Continuum Care of Rhode Island, discuss the importance of advance care conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance and challenges of having …

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New England Town Hall on July 29: Substance Use & COVID-19: A Way Forward

July 29, 2020 @ 2-3:30PM EDT The US. Department of Health & Human Services hosted a New England Virtual Town Hall with the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, entitled Substance Use and COVID-19: A Way Forward. This virtual, live New England Town Hall was designed to help our region chart a …

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CDC COVID-19 Webinar on July 29: Promising Practices in Health Equity

July 29, 2020 @ 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET Please join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for another webinar focused on sharing promising public health practices to reduce COVID-19 related disparities. During this webinar, presenters will discuss actions taken to mitigate the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, …

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Telehealth Webinar on July 28: Telehealth 101 & Lay of the Land

Tuesday, July 28, 1-2pm EDT Part of the Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series An overview of telehealth, presented by Reid Plimpton, MPH, Program Manager of the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center. Learn about: The Telehealth Resource Center’s mission Strategies for implementation Telehealth modalities, uses, value and costs Associated laws Real-life examples Materials …

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COVID-19 Workshop on July 23: Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for People Residing in Nursing Homes

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us on July 23 as we share dementia care practice recommendations for people residing in nursing homes. Learning Objectives: Increase awareness on the key topic areas that define quality dementia care Increase knowledge of the person-centered …

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HHS Telemedicine Hack

A 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers Wednesdays, July 22—Sept 23, 12-1PM ET Although telemedicine use has grown exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, many ambulatory providers still lack the knowledge and skills needed to implement video-based telemedicine into their practices. To support wide adoption of telemedicine, the U.S. Department of Health …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Call details …

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CMS Call on July 17: COVID-19 Lessons from the Front Lines Call

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (Twice a month on Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern) Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, …

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Register Now: IHI Hosts Weekday Nursing Home Huddles

The impact of COVID-19 on older adults is difficult to measure. Memories not made, questions unanswered, and loved ones separated for extended periods of time. We may never know the full effects of this pandemic on older adults in our communities, but we do know that there are actions we can take today to improve …

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COVID-19 Workshop on July 16: Resiliency – Coping & Recovering During a Pandemic

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties—so what does that look like across the health care spectrum during this pandemic? Join us as we discuss fostering community resilience and how it impacts those you serve. …

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Webinar on July 16: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Billing and Claims

July 16, 2020 @ 12:30pm EDT This webinar provides an overview on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Billing and Claims process. During this webinar, participants learn key terms and entities involved in the billing and claims process, understand the MDPP payment structure and how it applies to billing, and learn how to successfully submit …

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Webinar on July 16: Supporting Family Caregivers of Older Adults through Times of Stress and Isolation: A Panel Discussion

Thursday July 16, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EDT In April, Resources for Integrated Care (RIC) held a highly attended webinar on supporting caregivers of older adults through times of stress and isolation. Due to continued interest in this topic, MMCO is sponsoring a panel discussion offering additional information in response to audience questions. We also …

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COVID-19 Workshop on July 9: COVID-19 Related Thrombosis in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Thursday, July 9, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us for a COVID-19 Workshop on July 9 as we share strategies on preventing and treating COVID-19 related thrombosis in skilled nursing facilities. Learning Objectives: Review the association between COVID-19 infection and thrombotic events Discuss recent …

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Enrollment Tutorial Webinar

Want to help people with Medicare stay healthy and prevent diabetes? Become a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) supplier. As a supplier, you’ll help people with Medicare make lasting behavior changes through group-based training & individual support. There have been some changes to the MDPP enrollment process due to COVID-19. Specifically, the emergency declaration waives the PECOS …

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National Nursing Home Training on July 9: Managing Staffing Challenges

July 9, 2020 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. This Week’s Topic: Managing Staffing Challenges Join CMS …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/29/20 and July

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Call details …

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National Nursing Home Training on July 2: Transparency – Resident and Family Notification

July 2, 2020 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. This Week’s Topic: Transparency – Resident and Family …

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COVID-19 Workshop on July 2: Nourishing the Mind, Body, & Soul During COVID-19

Providing Compassionate Food & Nutrition Services Thursday, July 2, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us for a COVID-19 Workshop on July 2 as we host a conversation with registered dieticians. Together, we’ll learn about: Successful practices to stabilize resident food intake Monitoring and managing …

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Webinar on July 1: Dialyzing Patients in Skilled Nursing Homes During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 3-4pm Special COVID-19 Webinar Presentation Nursing home residents who need dialysis treatments are at high-risk for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infection. You will hear from leaders with Dialyze Direct and Concerto Renal Services about how they are minimizing risks of contacting COVID-19. Dialyze Direct offers in-house dialysis machines and staffing in …

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Webinar on June 30: Berkshire HealthCare Systems’ COVID-19 Journey – Getting to the Gold

June 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT The COVID-19 pandemic created enormous pressure on our health care system. Nursing Homes, where over 85% of the residents are among the most vulnerable, were immediately impacted with several thousand residents confirmed positive in only a few weeks. As of June 18th, Massachusetts reported over …

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National Nursing Home Training on June 25: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Strategies for COVID Care

June 25, 2020 @ 4–5 PM ET The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. This Week’s Topic: PPE Strategies for COVID Care Following today’s …

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COVID-19 Workshop on June 25: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Nursing Homes

Thursday, June 25, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. The COVID-19 pandemic presented healthcare professionals with enormous challenges related to PPE. Some challenges include reusing equipment, using odd or never-before-seen equipment, and having to endure unlimited hours of use. On June 25, join us as the …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/22/20

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Call details …

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COVID-19 Workshop on June 18: Health Equity & COVID-19 – Mitigating Impacts on Minority Populations

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us on June 18 at 10:30am for a COVID-19 workshop on health equity. Better understand how and why COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting minority and vulnerable populations Learn actionable strategies for mitigating the impact of the pandemic …

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National Nursing Home Training on June 18: Clinical Care: Managing COVID Positive Residents

Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET The National Nursing Home Training Series is brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the QIO Program, a national network of Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs) serving every state and territory. This Week’s Topic: Clinical Care: Managing COVID …

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Conference Call: Applying COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Strategies in Nursing Homes

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 @ 2:00pm-3:00pm (ET) During this CDC Clinician Outreach and Communications Activity (COCA) call, presenters will use case-based scenarios to discuss how to apply infection prevention and control guidance for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that are preparing for and responding to COVID-19.  If you are unable to attend the …

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 6/15/20

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Call details …

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COVID-19 Workshop on June 11: Current Best Practices for COVID-19 Management in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Part 2

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:30-11:00 AM EDT Our COVID-19 Workshop Series continues on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am. Join us for a continuation of our conversation with an infectious disease physician, a nursing facility medical director and a pharmacist as they discuss the latest COVID-19 scientific findings with a focus on the nursing home setting. …

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