Pain Management Training

Mi-CCSI, in collaboration with our members and community organizations, developed a comprehensive training program to address patients with acute and chronic pain. The curriculum includes the foundations of pain management which addresses the basics of pain management mechanisms, pathophysiology, biopsychosocial aspects of pain, pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacy treatment approaches. The advanced practical workshops include approaches for medication tapering, conducting difficult conversations with patients, comprehensive assessment of biopsychosocial aspects of pain, basics of addiction, referral and communications strategies with specialty providers and using the new automated prescription system (MAPS).

Training Dates:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Kalamazoo

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Collaborative Care Manager Case Review (CCMCR)

A collaborative care approach utilizing subject matter experts to provide case review for complex cases. Complex cases are defined by multiple diagnoses or conditions, biopsychosocial, socioeconomic barriers/limitations, high cost patient ability, confidence, and desire. During each monthly videoconference, content experts will provide education, review cases selected from those submitted by care manager attendees, and collectively brainstorming ideas to be shared and considered across delivery settings.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 16, 2018 | Noon-1:30 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018 | Noon-1:30 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 | Noon-1:30 pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 | Noon-1:30 pm

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Self-Management Care Manager/Coordinator Training
Introduction of Team-Based Care & Optimizing the Impact of the Roles of Care Managers & Coordinators

Care managers and care coordinators enrolled in the Mi-CCSI Team-Based Self-Management training program will be introduced to the essential knowledge and skills needed to fill emerging roles and be prepared to practice as members of a multidisciplinary health care team.

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April 19-20May 17-18June 13-14July 26-27


At this time, we have no SIM funded slots available and are placing people on a waitlist. Contact Amy at 616-551-0795 ext. 11 or for more details. If you register from a SIM practice please be aware that it is possible that your organization will be billed if additional funding is not received.

All SIM participants are required to be verified and to have attestation forms signed by your manager/PO leadership. As per page 28 of the SIM PCMH Care Delivery Participation Guide, Care Managers or Coordinators who have previously completed self-management training with an approved vendor already meet the requirement for SIM PCMH purposes. SIM PCMH Initiative training funding is reserved for Care Managers and Coordinators who are new in their roles or who have not already completed self-management training.

On Demand Recorded Learning Activities

Asthma/COPD Webinar Series

A six session webinar series designed to familiarize the care manager and other care team members with the diagnosis, pharmacology and management of patients with Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Each webinar will also be recorded and will be available for future on demand viewing.

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Basics of Disease Management Webinar Series

A four session webinar series designed to provide an overview of the prevalence, diagnosis, risks and key components of medical management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, chronic kidney disease, wellness, prevention, use of registries and their data.
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Behavioral Medical Integration-Collaborative Care Series

This four session on-line learning activity series is designed to familiarize care teams with the key components of Behavioral Medical Integration & the Collaborative Care Model. The sessions include topics on depression management, suicide prevention & protocols, care manager role, motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy, behavioral activation, and systematic case review process.

Presenters: Ulka Agarwal, MD, Philip, Baty, MD & Susan Vos, BSN

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Chronic Pain, Headache & Spinal Care Series

A three part recorded learning activity designed to provide an introduction to managing patients with chronic, pain, headache & spinal issues. It is intended for care managers in primary care or ambulatory care settings.

Presenters: Dr. James Hudson & Dr. Kelly Armstrong

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Post-Acute Continuum Overview

This recorded learning activity is designed to familiarize the care manager and other care team members with the post-acute continuum of care.

Presenter: Tom Stanz, MA, VP of Inpatient Services, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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Post Concussion Management

This recorded learning activity is designed to familiarize the care manager and other care team members with the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of post concussion patients.

Presenter: Stephen Bloom, DO

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Team-Based Care Webinar Series

Transitioning to a team-based care model brings challenges and opportunities. This three part series addressed: Maximizing care management, an emphasis on self management and health coaching, advance care planning: why, how & impact on Triple AIM, new practice transformation support approaches including measurement, accountability & financing.

Presenters: Tom Bodenheimer, MD, MPH, Carol Robinson, DNP and L. Gordon Moore, MD

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