Webinar Wednesdays: Webinar Replays

Check back monthly to catch replays of our Webinar Wednesdays, covering educational topics relevant to medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, health systems, laboratories and clinics.

How to Maximize CMS Incentives and Improve Patient Outcomes

April 19, 2017

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MHA, MBA, Vice President - MedTrainer

  • Take a micro view of MACRA 2017 and the MIPS with a focus on specific CPT codes and resources for diabetes and hypertension clinical improvement activities
  • Review the processes involved in generating the required data for MIPS reporting in 2017, and learn how to review and compare your results to similar organizations and patient populations
  • Find out how to identify and manage common mistakes with quality reporting requirements from the CMS and private payers
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Medical Assistants at the Epicenter of Coordinated Care

March 15, 2017

Presented by Brian Williams, MBA, Vice President - MedTrainer

  • Become familiar with the CMS overall strategy for healthcare - the "Road Forward"
  • Gain an understanding of the alignment of payment and performance for healthcare providers
  • Get a closer look at highly integrated care teams and the role of the Medical Assistant
  • Discover the opportunities for Medical Assistants in a value-based care (VBC) model
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Engaging Physicians in Patient Experience

February 15, 2017

Presented by Michael Hubble, Managing Director - Advisory Board Company

  • Showcase physicians' unique role in driving patient experience
  • Addess physician skepticism of the value of patient experience initiatives
  • Explore trends in commercial and public payers' use of patient experience metrics
  • Outline necessary steps for an organization to create a patient experience culture among physicians
  • Cover strategies and case studies for improving physicians' patient experience performance
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Protecting Older Adults from Seasonal Influenza: Addressing the Challenges and Understanding Immunization Options

January 18, 2017

Presented by Karita Ambrose, PhD, Medical Liaison Lead for Influenza Vaccines at Seqirus

  • Discuss the burden of influenza and the challenges of influenza prevention in the elderly population
  • Describe the indications and usage, clinical immunogenicity, safety and tolerability of FLUAD (influenza vaccine, adjuvanted)
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Opioid Prescribing: Chronic Pain & the Identification of Abuse and Addiction

December 7, 2016

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MBA, Vice President - MedTrainer

  • Gain an understanding of the national crisis related to significant increases in opioid-related addition, overdoses and deaths
  • Become familiar with tools and resources that are available to identify high-risk patients and drug-seeking behavior
  • Identify and utilize resources available to healthcare workers to inform patients and family members on the facts about opioid addiction
  • Gain insight into the national efforts by federal and state agencies to reduce opioid abuse and addiction
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High Performing Primary Care: Helping Practices Transition to Value-Based Purchasing

November 16, 2016

Presented by Marci Nielson, PhD, MHP, President & CEO - Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)

  • Discuss the changing paradigm of payment under the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act
  • Identify the primary care imperative and how it must be the foundation to achieve success in the new payment environment
  • Ten ways physicians and other providers can prepare for value-based payment
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Needlestick Injury Prevention: Strategies to Protect the Staff & Keep the Practice Compliant with OSHA Requirements

October 21, 2016

Presented by Elise M. Handelman, RN, BSN, Med, Occupational and Environmental Health Consultant - BD and Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, Executive Director - International Safety Center

  • Featured webinar for Infection Prevention Week
  • Explain why occupational exposure to blood is still a problem
  • Identify what is new and how risks have changed
  • Describe what regulations are in place and why prevention is still important
  • Provide guidance on how those working in healthcare settings can help reduce their risk
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Weighing Rigid Containers Against Sterilization Wrap in the War on Infections

October 20, 2016

Presented by Peggy Pinz Leubbert, MS, MT(ASCP), CIC, CHSP, Consulting Educator - Halyard Health

  • Featured webinar for Infection Prevention Week
  • Differentiate types of rigid sterilization containers and sterilization wraps used today, including factors that impact their barrier protection
  • Discuss components of the AAMI/ANSI ST77 standards related to sterility maintenance testing of sterilization packaging systems
  • Explain the dynamic bioaerosol test method used in the reported study for sterility maintenance testing
  • Discuss the results of a recent sterility maintenance study and the implications for patient care
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Soap: The Science Behind It, The Changing Regulatory Landscape Ahead and Tools & Tips for Selecting a Soap that's Right for Your Practice/Facility

October 19, 2016

Presented by Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, Clinical Specialist - GOJO Industries, Inc.

  • Featured webinar for Infection Prevention Week
  • List key hand hygiene recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization
  • Explain the purpose of the FDA Antiseptic Monographs for healthcare and consumer settings and summarize proposed changes
  • Prepare to accomodate changes in the availability of active ingredients
  • Apply new knowledge to select the best soap possible for your healthcare facility
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The Importance of Environmental Disinfection within the Ambulatory Care Setting

October 18, 2016

Presented by Susan Burns, BS, MT, CIC, VA-BC, Medical Science Liaison - PDI, Inc.

  • Featured webinar for Infection Prevention Week
  • Discuss the ambulatory care environment and its role in infection transmission
  • Review the critical sources of cross-contamination and review strategies to help minimize cross-contamination from the environment
  • Describe the role of practitioners in maintaining a clean and sanitary environment
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Medical Device Reprocessing Issues & Solutions

October 17, 2016

Presented by Chuck Hughes, VP Consulting Services - Crosstex/SPSmedical

  • Featured webinar for Infection Prevention Week
  • Identify recent CDC and FDA alerts regarding improper reprocessing of reusable medical devices
  • Explain the CDC and FDA recommendations for what actions healthcare facilities should take
  • Discuss issues and solutions for healthcare facilities complying with these recommended actions
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Health Policy Update: Policy Trends Impacting Providers in Private Practice

October 5, 2016

Presented by Matt Shiraki, Director - McKesson Public Policy

  • Update on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System/Alternative Payment Model (MIPS/APM)
  • Medicare's Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and the results of the 2016 Physician VBPM
  • The PAMA Medicare market-based payment Clinical Lab Fee Schedule final rule
  • Challenges related to reimbursement from payers due to the new ICD-10 codes being added in for October 2016
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Bloodborne Pathogens & Sharps Safety Management

September 14, 2016

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MBA

  • Gain an understanding of how the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and the Exposure Control Plan are used to decrease the opportunity for exposures and sharps injuries
  • Become familiar with the annual sharps-devices review requirements and how to conduct an annual evaluation of engineered-sharp devices
  • Learn how to effectively integrate staff recommendations for safety into the Exposure Control Plan, including administrative, engineering and work practice controls
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Quality Improvement & Medicare Reimbursement Strategies

August 10, 2016

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MBA, Vice President, MedTrainer

  • For medical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the CMS goals to reduce harm caused in the delivery of care
  • Develop insight into CMS's measurements of preventative care and patient outcomes
  • Become familiar with current best practices for quality improvement
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Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy in Primary Care Settings

July 13, 2016

Presented by Edward Chaum, M.D., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

  • For medical practices
  • Annual diabetic retinal exam (DRE) compliance
  • Potential impact of DRE non-compliance on patient outcomes
  • Solutions to increase patient compliance, quality metrics and financial incentives
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Crisis Management: Is Your Organization Prepared?

June 8, 2016

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MBA

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Chronic Care Management Under CPT Code 99490: How to Improve Patient Engagement & Promote Appropriate Reimbursement

May 11, 2016

Presented by Bill Sillar, McKesson Business Performance Services

  • For medical practices
  • Industry trends and how chronic conditions are impacting Medicare spending
  • CMS CCM program requirements and reimbursement incentives
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Principles of Hand Hygiene and Appropriate Use of Personal Protective Equipment

April 26, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

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Core Elements of an Infection Prevention & Control Program

April 12, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • Accreditation and regulatory requirements
  • Occupational risk identification
  • Healthcare exposure
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Implementation of the AORN Guidelines for the Prevention of Transmissable Infections in Surgical Settings

March 24, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • For ambulatory surgery centers
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Patient protection
  • Transmission infections overview
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Improving the Transition of Care for Patients & Staff

March 9, 2016

Presented by Curtis Gattis

  • Discuss the challenges of managing patients' transition of care
  • Share strategies for digitizing the referral process
  • Learn how a better referral process improves outcomes, satisfaction and safety for patients
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Meeting the Challenges of Disinfection & Sterilization in the Outpatient Surgical Environment

February 25, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • For ambulatory surgery centers
  • Spaulding Classification
  • Appropriate use of sterilization and validation
  • Disinfection of in-office equipment
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Safe Injection & Medication Practices for Primary Care Settings

February 25, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • Appropriate aseptic technique
  • Multi dose and single dose vials
  • Proper handling of needles and syringes
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Mitigating Occupational Risk for Exposure to OPIM & Transmission of Healthcare-Associated Infections in Outpatient Settings

February 11, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens and Needle Stick Prevention Act
  • Occupational exposure plan
  • Prophylaxis
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2015 & Beyond

February 10, 2016

Presented by Brian S. Williams, MBA

  • Become familiar with frequently-cited OSHA standards
  • Gain insight into the largest fines assessed by OSHA in 2015
  • Incorporate the change from Material Safety Data Sheets to Safety Data Sheets
  • Understand how to avoid potential violations and fines by being OSHA-proactive
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Principles of Environmental Hygiene & Disinfection for Healthcare Settings

January 28, 2016

Presented by J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

  • Spaulding Classification
  • Levels of disinfection
  • EPA registration and FIFRA requirements
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