UPCOMING EVENTS

July & August 10% Discount On Bundled Trainings

During the months of July and August, Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) is offering a 10% discount when you register for two related trainings! Pairing our Engagement Training with either the Team-Based Care Training or the Specialty Team-Based Care Training saves you 10%!

Discounted rates are available for the following trainings:

Engagement Training: July 16th or August 7th
Team-Based Care Training: July 15th or August 6th
Specialty Team-Based Care Training: July 24th or August 13th

The following dates are coming up — Register by clicking below:

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Free On Demand Learning

COVID-19 is impacting all of us in one form or another. It is in our coming together as a community, to help and support, that we can help one another and make a difference.
Letter from our Executive Director

Mi-CCSI’s mission is to “partner to better care” and providing continuing education opportunities at no cost is one way we can contribute at this time.

From April 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 to help those who would benefit and who will use the information to benefit others, we will be offering two of our Disease Management on demand online learning series: The seven-part Asthma/COPD series and the upcoming two-part Congestive Heart Failure series at NO COST to the participant.


Asthma/COPD Learning Series

A seven session on demand learning 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. Part seven will provide updates on current evidence and events. Available mid-May.

Continuing Education

Nursing: 

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)
Approval valid through: 05/08/2022
Conflict of Interest:There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the learner must register for each webinar, attend the full recorded webinar, complete the evaluation and submit the evaluation. Upon receipt of the evaluation, the certificate of completion will be awarded.

Social Work:

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #:051520-00

 For more information regarding contact hours, please call Susan J. Vos BSN, RN 616.551.0795 Ext. 12.

Medical Assistants:
Registered or certified medical assistants can submit copies of their agendas and certificates of completion to their certification entity to obtain continuing education credits.

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Disease Management Modules: Two Part Heart Failure Learning Series

This two part online learning activity will review the pathology, medication management, and managing patients with Congestive Heart Failure.
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Part One: Pathology & Pharmacological Management

This session is designed to familiarize the care manager and other care team members with the pathology and pharmacological management of heart failure.
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Part Two: Application to care management and supporting patient self-management.

This session is designed to provide support strategies for the care manager and other care team members with heart failure patients.

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Continuing Education

SOCIAL WORKERS: This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Course approval #: 040720-02
NURSES:
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)
Approval valid through: 05/09/2022
Conflict of Interest:There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the learner must register for each webinar, attend the full recorded webinar, complete the evaluation and submit the evaluation. Upon receipt of the evaluation, the certificate of completion will be awarded.


Serious Illness Training

Improving Conversations Regarding Patients With Life-Limiting Illnesses

Presented by:

  • CMSA - Chicago
  • CMSA - Detroit
  • CMSA - Greater Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo
  • Mi-CCSI

Overview

All four presenting organizations are proud to offer this virtual education program for FREE to 44 members of each CMSA chapter — so register today!

This training is focused on patients with serious, life-limiting illnesses and will:

  • Teach you the communication and conversational skills necessary to assess, elicit and express a patient’s and/or patient family’s desires and needs.
  • Reinforce how to respect and honor a patient’s rights and inherent dignity.
  • Improve your ability to align care plans to the patients’ goals, values and preferences.

This training series is comprised of four 75-minute sessions held over four consecutive weeks.

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Training Location(s)

PLEASE NOTE: During this time of uncertainty and to protect the safety and health of our guests, staff and community, we have decided to host this training virtually through videoconference. Connection details will be sent to participants prior to the training.

Registration

There are two different time slots offered for this training. The weekly sessions are offered:

  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. CDT (12 – 1:15 p.m. EDT) — July 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • Thursdays: 6 – 7:15 p.m. CDT (7 – 8:15 p.m. EDT) — July 9, 16, 23 and 30

Registrants must sign up for one time slot and may not alternate between time slots.

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Cost

Free for members of any of the four presenting organizations. Click here for complete training series details.


Disease Management: Diabetes Failure Learning Series

This two part online learning activity will review the pathology, medication management, and managing patients with Diabetes.

Part One: Pathology and Medication Management

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Part Two: Practical application of the pathology and medication in developing a care plan and supporting the patient with self-management actions

Coming Soon!

Each session is a different topic and is available for on demand viewing and enduring continuing education credits. 

Cost

Members, CMHCM & Wayne State University attendees: FREE

Non-Members: $15

Continuing Education

Nursing:

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)
Approval valid through:
07/23/2022  Approval Code: 2020-0000000371
Contact Hours: 2

Social Work:

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #:062620-03


Disease Management: Metabolic Syndrome Learning Series

This two part online learning activity will review the pathology, medication management, and managing patients with Diabetes.

Part One: Pathology and Medication Management

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Part Two: Practical application of the pathology and medication in developing a care plan and supporting the patient with self-management actions

Coming Soon!
Each session is a different topic and is available for on demand viewing and enduring continuing education credits. 

Cost

Members, CMHCM & Wayne State University attendees: FREE

Non-Members: $15

Continuing Education

Nursing:

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)
Approval valid through: 07/23/2022  Approval Code: 2020-0000000371
Contact Hours: 2

Social Work:

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #:062620-03


Engagement Training

Optimizing Self-Management Through Improved Patient Engagement

Overview

During this training course, you will learn motivational interviewing skills to form and leverage a multi-disciplinary practice care team to:

  • effectively empower patients and their families,
  • engage patients in self-management and health behavior change,
  • positively affect patient self-care practices and decision-making,
  • provide comprehensive assessment and care planning using shared decision making,
  • implement evidence based interventions and advocate for the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

The communication skills taught in this training encompass motivational interviewing, cultural and ethical considerations, health literacy, and most importantly — the patient’s views and desires.

To achieve the skills above, the training session will:

  • introduce the necessary concepts,
  • provide the opportunity to learn from one another,
  • practice the skills via role playing,
  • provide the opportunity to participate in a “simulation interview” with a trained, standardized patient, and
  • provide an interview assessment from the patient’s perspective.

*** These last two bullets are unique to Mi-CCSI’s training courses and are not offered by similar organizations.

This training incorporates aspects of the Chronic Care Model, the Patient Centered Medical Home and the Team-based Care approach. As well, Mi-CCSI courses are fully vetted with care management leaders and training attendees. Curricula development, facilitated by MICMT, was co-developed with trainers across Michigan, to include IHP, Lynn Klima, PTI, and NPO. Mi-CCSI ensures trainers are well versed in the concepts and have extensive experience to offer insight and application of the skills, tools, and information covered.

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Training Location(s)

PLEASE NOTE: During this time of uncertainty and to protect the safety and health of our guests, staff and community, we have decided to host this training virtually through videoconference.

Connection details will be sent to participants prior to the training.

Training Dates & Registration

July & August Bundled Training Discount

During the months of July and August, Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) is offering a 10% discount when you register for two related trainings! Pairing our Engagement Training with either the Team-Based Care Training or the Specialty Team-Based Care Training saves you 10%!
Discounted rates are available for the following trainings:
Engagement Training: July 16th or August 7th
Team-Based Care Training: July 15th or August 6th
Specialty Team-Based Care Training: July 24th or August 13th

The following dates are coming up — Register by clicking below:

Click to Register for July & August Trainings

Click to Register for September, October, November & December Trainings

Cost

$300 for members; $425 for non-members

Not sure if your organization is a member? Click over to our About page to see a list of member organizations. Still not sure? Contact amy.wales@miccsi.org or 616-551-0795 x11.

NOTE: Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan has a PDCM training fee reimbursement available for up to $500 within capped agreement with BCBSM. See your physician organization's BCBSM PDCM agreement for more details.
Questions? Please contact Amy at amy.wales@miccsi.org


MICMT Complex Care Management Training

AS OF JUNE 2020: This training curriculum has been replaced with Team Based Care training (see below).


Team-Based Care (TBC)

Optimizing Care Delivery Impact Through The Team-Based Care Approach

This is the training that meets the requirement for BCBS and Priority Health practice team members. If you are participating in the BCBS specialty pilot initiative, you should sign up for the Specialty Team-Based Care Training.

Overview

This training will:

  • improve your ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team across all care settings from hospital, to clinic, to home;
  • teach you to connect patients, providers and services to assure that care is coordinated, safe, and truly patient-centered;
  • teach you to work collaboratively to identify and prioritize patients in need of specialized care coordination services.

Team-based roles and settings discussed include:

  • enhanced discharge planning,
  • holistic support and assessment of social determinants of health,
  • improved internal patient transfers and external transfers to other facilities or to home,
  • and knowledge of psychosocial changes that impact patient care options.

The team-based care knowledge in this training will improve your ability to:

  • effectively empower patients and their families,
  • engage patients in self-management and health behavior change,
  • positively affect patient self-care practices and decision-making,
  • provide comprehensive assessment and care planning using shared decision making,
  • implement evidence based interventions and advocate for the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

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Training Location(s)

PLEASE NOTE: During this time of uncertainty and to protect the safety and health of our guests, staff and community, we have decided to host this training virtually through videoconference.
Connection details will be sent to participants prior to the training.
Questions? Please contact Amy at amy.wales@miccsi.org

Upcoming Training Date(s) & Registration

July & August Bundled Training Discount

During the months of July and August, Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) is offering a 10% discount when you register for two related trainings! Pairing our Engagement Training with either the Team-Based Care Training or the Specialty Team-Based Care Training saves you 10%!
Discounted rates are available for the following trainings:
Engagement Training: July 16th or August 7th
Team-Based Care Training: July 15th or August 6th
Specialty Team-Based Care Training: July 24th or August 13th

The following dates are coming up — Register by clicking below:

Click to Register for July & August Trainings

Click to Register for September, October, November & December Trainings

Cost

$300 for members; $425 for non-members

Not sure if your organization is a member? Click over to our About page to see a list of member organizations. Still not sure? Contact amy.wales@miccsi.org or 616-551-0795 x11.

NOTE:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan has a PDCM training fee reimbursement available for up to $500 within capped agreement with BCBSM.  See your physician organization's BCBSM PDCM agreement for more details.


Specialty Team-Based Care (STBC)

Applying Team-Based Care Principles to Specialty Care Management and Ambulatory Care Professionals

If you are participating in the BCBS specialty pilot initiative, this is the training for you. If you are not a part of this initiative, you should be signing up for the Team-Based Care training.

OVERVIEW

This training will prepare specialty care managers and ambulatory care professionals in:

  • coordinating patient care needs with the primary care team,
  • understanding the framework for complex care management roles,
  • understanding the elements of integration into the ambulatory care setting, and
  • learning the related care management skills.

Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) has been approved by the Michigan Institute for Care Management and Transformation (MICMT) to provide the MICMT Specialty Team Based Care (STBC) course training.

MICMT requires course completion of all components listed above. BCBSM reimbursement for training fees requires participants to achieve a "Pass" score of 80% or greater on the MICMT STBC Course Statewide Post Test.

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Training Location(s)

PLEASE NOTE: During this time of uncertainty and to protect the safety and health of our guests, staff and community, we have decided to host this training virtually through videoconference.
Connection details will be sent to participants prior to the training.

Questions? Please contact Amy at amy.wales@miccsi.org

Upcoming Training Date(s) & Registration

July & August Bundled Training Discount

During the months of July and August, Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) is offering a 10% discount when you register for two related trainings! Pairing our Engagement Training with either the Team-Based Care Training or the Specialty Team-Based Care Training saves you 10%!
Discounted rates are available for the following trainings:
Engagement Training: July 16th or August 7th
Team-Based Care Training: July 15th or August 6th
Specialty Team-Based Care Training: July 24th or August 13th

The following dates are coming up — Register by clicking below:

Click to Register for July & August Trainings

Click to Register for September, October, November & December Trainings

Fees

Rates:  $190 members; $245 non-members

Not sure if your organization is a member? Click over to our About page to see a list of member organizations. Still not sure? Contact amy.wales@miccsi.org or 616-551-0795 x11.

NOTE:  Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan has a PDCM training fee reimbursement available for up to $250 within capped agreement with BCBSM.  See your physician organization's BCBSM PDCM agreement for more details.


Treating Pain and Addiction

THIS IS A LIVE STREAM EVENT

Mi-CCSI, is offering a two part virtual training series on changing the way providers and staff diagnose and treat pain, emphasizing psychosocial and non-pharmaceutical interventions as well as introductions to addiction and weaning opioid prescribing. Attending this training meets provider, nursing, and social work licensure renewal for continued education on pain management.

Part One: September 25, 2020

This session will include a review of the pain management mechanisms, pathophysiology, biopsychosocial aspects, cannabinoid treatment approaches, and an overview of the standards for opioids and other controlled substances to meet new LARA requirements.

Part Two: October 2, 2020

Part Two will explore practical approaches for:
• Managing patients with opioid use disorders including tapering, crucial conversations, and case studies.

• Explore approaches for team-based care for managing patients with chronic pain including ways to optimize the multi-disciplinary team (physical therapy, behavioral health services), reviewing assessment and care planning components.

Intended Audience

Primary care practice teams or individual providers, clinical and non-clinical staff (Providers, care managers, social workers, medical assistants, office managers and staff, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists)

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Training Dates & Registration

Friday, September 25, 2020 | Part One

Friday, October 2, 2020 | Part Two

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training

Mi-CCSI, in partnership with the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), is hosting sessions of the ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder course.  This course will provide the required eight (8) educational hours required to obtain the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.

Intended Audience

Physicians and advance practice providers

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Training Dates & Registration

Monday, September 21, 2020 | Grand Rapids

Kent County Health Department
700 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

September 21, 2020 GR MAT Registration