Provider Express offers informational webinars and training resources for current and potential Provider Express users and/or the entire Optum Network to learn more about how to use the website, and other topics that could be vital to your practice. The topics and audience vary, so we invite you to come back to see what is coming up.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a range of resources for prescribers and other professionals working to address the Opioid crises in the United States. One focus of the epidemic is the treatment of Chronic Pain. The CDC offers a FREE online training series to assist healthcare providers in applying CDC guidelines and recommendations in clinical practice. The training modules include patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources. Continuing Education credits are available for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
- Online interactive, self-paced modules - CLICK HERE
- Information about Continuing Education - CLICK HERE
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Non-licensed behavioral health providers are required by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to complete standard basic training courses. The required trainings are posted below.
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Crisis Intervention
- Cultural and Linguistic Competency
- Serious Mental Illness and Emotional Behavioral Disorders
- Suicide and Homicide Precautions
- System of Care Overview
- Treatment Planning
Upon completion of the trainings, please save, sign and email the attestation below to firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of this signed letter of attestation will be maintained in your provider record as verification of completion.
Working with HealthNet and
Optum/UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Optum is contracted with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to administer the behavioral health portion of the Missouri HealthNet program. This includes both mental health and substance use disorders. Total runtime of training: 25:04.
As part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), the American Psychiatric Association in partnership with the AIMS Center at the University of Washington will be training 3,500 psychiatrists in the clinical and leadership skills needed to support primary care practices that are implementing integrated behavioral health programs. Once psychiatrists are trained, APA will work to connect them with local Practice Transformation Networks participating in TCPI.
***Free training is available to psychiatrists through online modules***
CME credit is also offered. Content is similar for both training sessions so you may choose to participate in one or the other based on your learning preferences and availability.
Online Modules - Click here to get started! There are two parts to the training containing seven modules in all. It is recommended that participants complete both parts 1 and 2.
In-Person Offerings – Click here for regional and conference Integrated Care Training options.
Process Change for Virginia CMHRS Service Authorizations
Host: Taylor Fink
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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Succeeding In A World Of Integrated Care: Options For Behavioral Health Provider Organizations
Within the health services landscape, integration has become a key concept and driver of both service delivery and management of consumer care. The challenge for the behavioral health service provider organization is where determining where you fit into this new landscape and developing strategies for short- and long-term success. This free four-week course will assist you and other leaders behavioral health care to develop strategies and tactics necessary for success in this changing environment. Each week includes a one-hour recorded executive briefing on the topic developed by OPEN MINDS and live discussion session with a case study presentation lead by selected industry leaders. The faculty for the course are Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer, & George Braunstein, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS. All course attendees will receive access to related OPEN MINDS resources on integrated care.
To access the recordings for the four-part Integrated Care series (originally presented in April 2015), visit the Open Minds website. Complete the brief, online Account Information form. This link only supports access to the four presentations addressing Medical-Behavioral integration that were presented in April.
Responding to Wisconsin's Opioid Epidemic
Please join for this free Buprenorphine X-Waiver Training Series
The Department of Health Services has partnered with the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine to increase treatment capacity for opioid use disorder through expanded prescribing of buprenorphine, one of three Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
In-person training sessions for health care providers eligible to prescribe buprenorphine are scheduled for the dates and locations listed below. Each session, when paired with an online session offered through the American Society of Addiction Medicine, provides the necessary education for participants to qualify for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine as part of a medication-assisted treatment plan for opioid dependency. Course details are available on the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine's website.
The in-person course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for the two-hour continuing education course on responsible opioid prescribing under Wis. Admin. Code. § Med 13.03(3).
Registration is open for all of these classes.
Visit the DHS website for resources on best practices for opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Other upcoming events
- August 13-14, 2019: Now Is The Time Conference, Whitewater
- August 26-27, 2019: HOPE Consortium Conference, Rhinelander
- September 12-13, 2019: Suicide: A Population Approach to Prevention, Milwaukee
- September 14, 2019: Rally for Recovery, Madison
- September 19-20, 2019: Crisis Intervention Conference, Wisconsin Dells
- September 26-27, 2019: WISAM Annual Conference, Madison
- October 29-30, 2019: Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery Training, Wisconsin Dells