Virtual Educational Events

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Virtual Educational Events

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Each month, Alliant hosts an array of virtual educational events for Nursing Homes, Community Coalitions, Clinicians, Hospitals, and Medicare Beneficiaries in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) and Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP SURS) initiatives and goals.

Registration links and information for events occurring in the next month are listed below. Recordings of previous events and on-demand learning programs are on Alliant’s QIN-QIO YouTube channel.

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HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Anticoagulants & Glycemic | Nov. 30, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 30, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Readmissions | Dec. 1, 2021

These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

December 1, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
Georgia

Psychological First Aid: Alliant Health Solutions & DBHDD – Session One

Alliant Health Solution is proud to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to offer Psychological First Aid Training.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.

December 1, 2021
9am ET | 8am CT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: IP (C. diff/MRSA, CLABSI, CAUTI) | Dec. 9, 2021

These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

December 9, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Opioids & Opioid Stewardship | Dec. 9, 2021

These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

December 9, 2021
11:30am ET | 10:30am CT | 9:30am MT
Georgia

Psychological First Aid: Alliant Health Solutions & DBHDD – Session Two

Alliant Health Solution is proud to collaborate with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities to offer Psychological First Aid Training.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.

December 9, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Remote Patient Monitoring: AdventHealth’s SARS-CoV-2 Response and Outcomes

Join us to learn about one health system’s experience implementing remote patient monitoring (RPM). This approach has helped to provide a safe transition of care for patients suspected of having COVID (PUI) and COVID positive patients who were discharged from the ED. When properly implemented, remote patient monitoring prevents avoidable readmissions. Together, we will learn about the elements of an effective RPM program used during COVID and consider the potential for future RPM use in helping to manage patients with chronic diseases.

December 14, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
QIO States

Signs of Opioid Addiction: Screening Tools to Assess Opioid Use Disorder and Referral to Treatment

December 15, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT

Past

Multi-state

The Power of Engaging Local Government in Community Coalitions: Chattanooga-Hamilton County COVID-19 Community Task Force Successes and Lessons Learned

July 30, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. CT
Multi-state

How to Create a Trauma Responsive Environment: Covid-19 Protective Factors and Responses

July 21, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

This Changes Everything: Grief in the Time of COVID-19

Join us on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:30pm ET/ 11:30am CT for the Community Coalition Learning & Action Network webinar, This Changes Everything Grief in the Time of COVID-19. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Janie Mardis will provide guidance about managing grief and loss in the wake of COVID-19. We’ll gain practical strategies that can be used to help our community.

June 25, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Infection Prevention “Surveillance, Tracking and Reporting” (STAR) Facilities Shop Talk

To help LTC facilities with the new CMS requirement, Alliant Quality will host a 30-minute webinar event on Wednesday, June 24th at 2pm ET/1PM CT to review the COVID-19 Module in NHSN and address frequently asked questions data submissions.


By the end of this session, you will be able to:
• Understand how to log in and submit COVID-19 data for your facility into the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
• Understand how to add users, deactivate users, and change the NHSN administrators for your facility.
• Review frequently asked questions for the following but not limited to: data quality, reviewing your data on the CMS website, withdrawing duplicate facility IDs, and changing your CCN and facility type.

For more information or technical assistance, please contact Marilee Johnson, MBA, MT (ASCP), Technical Advisor, Infection Prevention at marilee.johnson@allianthealth.org or 919-695-83

This event is hosted by Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

June 24, 2020
2 p.m. EST / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care

Join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT for the Nursing Home Learning & Action Network webinar, Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care. Together, we’ll learn from expert safety pharmacist, Dr. Tanya Vadala, about the current CMS regulations, guidelines and policies to assess and reduce Opioid prescribing in LTC.

June 16, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Community Coalition LAN: Essential Communication for Cross Continuum Infection Control: Lessons Learned

Join us on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. CT for the Community Coalition Learning & Action webinar, Essential Communication for Cross Continuum Infection Control: Lessons Learned

This 30-minute session will provide an overview of lessons learned from the frontline by New York healthcare professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic including the importance of cross-setting communication and care coordination for infection control during care transitions.

This Learning & Action Network event is hosted by Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, you will be able to:
→ Discuss the importance of Best Practice Tools for Cross Continuum Communication and Care Management.
→ Identify tools and resources for effective Infection Control Communication across Care Settings.
→ Discuss lessons learned from the field for improved cross continuum care management of patients with Infections.

May 28, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Nursing Home LAN: COVID-19 in LTCF: Keeping it Out and Keeping it Together

Join us on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT for the Nursing Home Learning & Action Network webinar, COVID-19 in LTCF: Keeping it out and keeping it together.

During this 30-minute webinar, we’ll receive guidance from two experts in the field:

  • Jeanne Negley, MBA, the state lead for the Healthcare Associated Infections program in Georgia
  • JoAnna M. Wagner, RN, BSN, BHSA, Nurse Epidemiologist/Lead Infection Preventionist for the Acute Disease and Epidemiology Section Healthcare Associated Infections Team at the Georgia Department of Public Health

This Learning & Action Network event is hosted by Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this session, you will be able to:
→ Describe methods for Department of Public Health long term care facility outreach
→ Explain additional COVID-19 resources which can enhance infection prevention efforts.

May 19, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Alliant Quality QPP April 2020 Quickinar: “Seeing” Your Patients Virtually with Telehealth- Workflows and Billing Consideration

Join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:00 pm ET for a 30-minute quickinar to learn about Telehealth-Workflows and Billing Considerations.

Learning Objectives
Following this session, learners will be able to:
– Explain the recent billing changes for telehealth services
– Recognize acceptable platforms to provide telehealth services
– Conceptualize workflows that can be used to implement telehealth services

April 28, 2020
12 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Telehealth Services in our Communities—Implementation and Billing Considerations

CMS recently announced a waiver for telehealth services –
what does this mean for Medicare beneficiaries and our
communities?

Alliant Quality’s Donna Cohen will explore this topic during
this 30-minute Learning & Action Network event on 4/23.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of the event,
email carecoordination@alliantquality.org

Learning Objectives:
→ Understand the 1135 waiver impact on billing for
telehealth services for Medicare-eligible patients
→ Understand multiple methods of providing telehealth
services
→ Implement various of telehealth services in the
community

April 23, 2020
12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT
Multi-state

Providing Telehealth Services in Nursing Homes: Implementation and Billing Considerations

CMS recently announced a waiver for telehealth services, so
what does this mean for nursing homes?

Alliant Quality’s Donna Cohen will explore this topic during
this 30-minute Learning & Action Network event on 4/21.
If you would like to submit questions ahead of the event,
email nursinghome@alliantquality.org

Learning Objectives:
– Describe the 1135 waiver impact on billing for telehealth
services for Medicare-eligible patients
– List multiple methods of providing telehealth services to
Nursing Home residents
– Implement various types of telehealth services for
residents in Nursing Homes

April 21, 2020
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT