Opioid Crisis and Impact on Post-Acute Providers

Presenter :Daine Link
Event Date : 09/17/2019
Time: 1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
Duration :60 minutes



Product Description

Opioid crisis in the United States has resulted in 40 deaths per day from overdoses cumulating in 165,000 deaths since 1999 per the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have estimated over 2 million people suffer from opioid use disorder.

In this webinar we will identify the impact the Opioid Crisis has had on the healthcare industry including the new CMS Opioid Epidemic Roadmap, Medicare Part D Opioid Policies and CMS projects to reduce Opioid Crisis.

The post-acute providers are in a unique position to impact the Opioid crisis but the crisis has also resulted in new challenges for the providers. The role of the post acute provider in patient education including proper drug disposal will be addressed along with a deep dive into drug diversion in the home setting. We will address the role of the employer in providing policies to protect patients and staff, staff education and how to identify staff opioid abuse.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the prevalence of the Opioid Crisis in US
  2. Learn  key areas of focus of the CMS Opioid Epidemic Roadmap
  3. Know Medicare Part D Opioid Policy
  4. Know beneficiaries excluded from the Part D Opioid Policy
  5. Understand the case management process within the Part D Opioid Policy
  6. Identify CMS projects to reduce Opioid Misuse
  7. Review CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
  8. Identify patient and staff education
  9. Identify proper drug disposal
  10. Review signs of and preventions for drug diversion
  11. Identify employer’s role in protecting staff and patients

Areas Covered in the Session:

  1. Overview of Opioid Crisis per CDC and CMS publications
  2. CMS Opioid Epidemic Roadmap
  3. Medicare Part D Opioid Policy including excluded entities, pharmacist safety alerts, drug management programs, drug management tools, case management
  4. Identify 2 successful CMS projects for reduction of Opioid deaths
  5. Use of Narcan
  6. CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
  7. Patient education on Opioids
  8. Proper drug disposal in the home setting
  9. Steps in identifying and preventing drug diversion
  10. Impact of Opioid use on the workplace
  11. Signs of Opioid Abuse in staff

Who Should Attend:

  1. Administrators
  2. Clinical Manager
  3. Home Health Billers
  4. Clinicians (RN and PTs)
  5. Home Care and Hospice leaders
  6. Director of Nursing
  7. Compliance Officers
  8. Acute Care providers
  9. Public health Professionals
  10. Emergency Responders
  11. Program Managers
  12. Certified Health Educators

About the Presenter:

Diane Link is a RN with  over 25 years of home health and hospice experience. She is currently owner of Link Healthcare Advantage, providing home health and hospice consulting services including operation assessments, survey readiness, regulatory and compliance programs, outsource QAPI program and outcome improvements.  

Her experience includes a variety of roles in home health and hospice from field nurse to executive director. She has experience as a surveyor for home health, hospice and private duty services for CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partners). She  has been providing consulting services for over five years as a director of clinical consulting at a large consulting company and now as owner of her own agency. She is known for her passionate innovative presentations at state and national conferences along with her insightful webinars.

After Registration

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Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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