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.
Please join us to learn about important results regarding Medication Assisted Treatment
Optum Labs/Optum recently completed a Comparative Effectiveness Research study on the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders. Come and learn about the results of the study and see how Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) emerged as the standard of care.
There are four opportunities to learn the results. To register for the presentation date most convenient for you, chose and click on one of the links below. For a preview of the material to be covered by the training, please click here.
- December 4th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 11:00 am Central
- December 12th, 2019 (Thursday) at 1:00 pm Central
- January 13th, 2020 (Monday) at 1:00 pm Central
- January 22nd, 2020 (Wednesday) at 11:00 am Central
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the dates for this webinar have been postponed until early 2020. We apologize for the inconvenience and will immediately notify you when new webinar dates have been established.
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.
September 11th : 2pm EST: https://optum.webex.com/optum/k2/j.php?MTID=t3f6bf9726cb81a14aff2c45bb83e9d70
September 18th : 2pm EST: https://optum.webex.com/optum/k2/j.php?MTID=t08b315f78681a9a6f850b7eac77262ae
September 25th:1pm EST: https://optum.webex.com/optum/k2/j.php?MTID=t3c78f8d4bced4c177121fba01b2db887
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)
Click here to register
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Click here to register
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.
Kendell Andrus invites you to participate as an attendee in the following online training session:
Topic: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana Behavioral Health Member Satisfaction Survey
Host: Kendell Andrus
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
Session Number: Not Available
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
To register for this training session
Go to https://optum.webex.com/optum/k2/j.php?MTID=ta4cb4ee198a4585e3d47042bb3119931 and register.
Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.
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You can contact Kendell Andrus at:
Please register for any one of the educational training sessions “Understanding Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network.”
View the below Map to locate your go-live Region
Region 1— Fall of 2019
Click here for Region 1 Training Registration - December 9, 2019 - January 30, 2020
Region 2 — Winter 2019/2020
Click here for Region 2/Phase 3 Training Registration - December 5 - 19
Click here for Region 2/Phase 4 Training Registration - January 6 – 23, 2020
Region 3 — Fall/Winter of 2019
Click here for Region 3/Phase 1 Training Registration - December 9 - 18
Click here for Region 3/Phase 2 Training Registration - January 21 – February 13, 2020
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.
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