Courseware

The Provider Learning Center's online education is just what the doctor ordered. Or what the dentist ordered. If your practice serves Medicaid patients, then we can help you navigate the various policies and regulations that you will be dealing with on a day-to-day basis. The Provider Learning Center's online coursework is modular and convenient; purchase only the courses that you need and then learn at your own pace anywhere you can get an internet connection.

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PLC-101:
Medicaid EHR Provider Incentive Program Training
The national effort to increase Health Information Technology (HIT) makes money available to providers through the Medicaid Provider EHR Incentive Payment Program. This course will walk you through the history, structure, regulatory changes, and eligibility criteria of the program. It will also outline how the program impacts HIT needs and concerns within the provider community. Online
Course
90
Minutes
PLC-102:
Medicaid and HIT
Health Information Technology (HIT) is one of the top subjects of the HITECH portion of ARRA legislation. This course provides an introduction to HIT by tracing its evolution through both government programs and the healthcare industry. Some of the general concepts covered are ePrescribing, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and the Health Information Exchange. Online
Course
120
Minutes
PLC-103:
The History of Medicaid
This course outlines a brief history of the early years (between 1965 and 1967) and the original intent of the Medicaid entitlement program. It also covers the basic structure and administration, and lays the groundwork for understanding the Medicaid program. Online
Course
90
Minutes
PLC-104:
Medicaid and the Regulatory Process
A combination of federal and state policies regulate state Medicaid programs. This course provides an understanding of those policies and the Medicaid process. It also defines several important Medicaid acronyms. Online
Course
120
Minutes
PLC-105:
How is Medicaid Funded?
How is the Medicaid program funded? This course familiarizes providers with the basics of funding, Medicaid disbursements and guidelines, and funding at the state and national level. Online
Course
90
Minutes
PLC-106:
Medicaid's Unique Language
Medicaid has its own unique language influenced by several major factors including medical language, government regulation, state programs, and IT jargon. This course helps build vocabulary by explaining certain Medicaid terminology, definitions, and abbreviations. Online
Course
60
Minutes
PLC-107:
Medicaid Members
New Healthcare reform laws expand the qualifications for Medicaid eligibility. This course explores these new eligibility groups while outlining existing eligibility groups. This course will also explain why eligibility can fluctuate from state to state. Online
Course
60
Minutes
PLC-108:
How Members Access Care
Certain barriers often hinder an individual's ability to access healthcare. This course identifies those barriers. It also explains how Medicaid actively seeks to improve access by passing on clinical reforms and technological innovations to providers and their practices. Online
Course
60
Minutes
PLC-109:
Medicaid Managed Care vs. Fee-For-Service
The differences between Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care (MC) are outlined in this course, as are the respective payment models and programs for each. Online
Course
60
Minutes

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