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Featured Courses:

Birth Defects Registry

The Birth Defects Registry course discusses the value of the Birth Defects Registry and teaches individuals how to correctly complete the Birth Defects reporting forms. The course teaches both the Paper Birth Defect Reporting Form and the Electronic Birth Certificate method of reporting Birth Defects. Upon completion the learner will be able to correctly complete the Michigan State Birth Defects form.

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Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention for Primary Care Providers

Welcome to Michigan's continuing education program for lead poisoning prevention and treatment. This module was created for provider professional development for physicians and other primary care providers. The Federal and State of Michigan's goal is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010. The focus of this program is to:

  • Enhance professional awareness
  • Increase blood lead testing rates for young children
  • Eliminate and/or manage lead sources
  • Increase communication regarding resolution of this environmental health problem

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CSHCS - Support Parent Training Course

This course gives the basics of being a Support Parent. It is for mothers, fathers, grandparents, guardians and those wishing to assist in supporting families with children with special needs. This course covers the Support Parent role and the best ways to communicate with parents you are supporting.

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Medicare Drug Coverage

The Medicare Drug Coverage Online Learning course is ready to help you and your colleagues understand how this pharmacy benefit change affects Medicaid and EPIC beneficiaries. Medicare's prescription drug coverage will replace the Medicaid pharmacy benefit for Michigan's low-income elderly and the disabled. Your most vulnerable patients could be without prescription drug coverage unless they take action and enroll in a plan by December 31, 2005.

Do you know how to explain to your patients what they must do to maintain their prescription drug coverage? This online learning program will provide you with the information you need to help them.

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Workforce Background Checks

This program was created in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Michigan Department of Human Services, the Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Corrections, Department of Information Technology, Michigan State University, and the long-term care provider community as a piloted project to expand the background checks process to include more long-term care facilities and agencies, and enhance the background check process in order to protect the safety of Michigan's elders and persons with disabilities.

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Using the Michigan Childhood Immunization Registry

This course teaches all MCIR users the power of the registry and how to ensure all immunizations are recorded correctly on the new thin client format that the State of Michigan released in the fall of 2002. This course is free!

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HIPAA Transactions Overview

This course gives Michigan providers a high level overview of HIPAA standardized electronic transactions, who is affected and how the Michigan Department of Community Health is prepared to implement HIPAA. The HIPAA course now includes MDCH’s Implementation Schedule for the HIPAA Transaction and Code Sets. Also a new chapter on the Testing and Certification Process has been added. The information in the course is updated monthly. This course is free!

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What is Children's Special Health Care Services?

This course covers the basics of Michigan's Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) program. The course is designed to assure that all "relevant" professionals have sufficient knowledge to respond appropriately to potentially eligible families. It also may help families understand who may be eligible for the CSHCS program and get other information. The Family Phone Line (1-800-359-3722) is available from 8am to 5pm.

Puede solicitar un intérprete telefónico que lo ayudará a obtener servicios para un niño con necesidades especiales de salud. Marque el 1-800-359-3722 entre las 8 de la mañana y las 5 de la tarde, de lunes a viernes. La llamada es gratuita. 

Este número lo comunicará con la línea telefónica familiar del Servicio para Niños con Necesidades Especiales de Salud, un programa del Departamento de Salud Comunitaria de Michigan. Cuando lo atiendan, diga lo siguiente: “Hablo español”. La operadora lo pondrá en espera mientras consigue a un intérprete que lo asista. Por lo general, conseguir un intérprete sólo toma unos pocos minutos.

This course is free!

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What is Medicaid?

This information is for anyone interested the Medicaid program. You will learn about Medicaid eligibility, benefits, history, and about additional resources and contact information. This course is free!

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Medicaid Managed Care

This course teaches healthcare professionals and others about Medicaid Managed Care policies, providers, benefits, quality measurements, and more. This course is free!

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Newborn Screening

The objective of this course is to help you better understand and carry out your role with the newborn screening program in your hospital. It has valuable information for everyone who is involved in the newborn screening process including clerical staff, phlebotomy/laboratory staff, nurses, physicians, midwives, and mailroom staff.

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Region 4 Genetics Collaborative Newborn Screening Course

This course is designed for prenatal care providers, child birth educators, and other health care professionals who work with expectant parents. The purpose of this course is to enable you to heighten expectant parents’ awareness of newborn screening. Although state-mandated newborn screening programs have existed for over four decades, many parents still are unaware of newborn screening. You have an essential role in helping parents become informed and prepared for their baby’s newborn screening.

Continuing Education for Nurses - Participants who pass this course and complete the demographic information in the survey will receive 1.2 contact hours of Continuing Education.

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Michigan's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment EPSDT Program

EPSDT is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. This course will discuss how you can help your provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) deliver EPSDT services to your patients. It has been specifically written for office staff, including nurses and medical assistants.

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Michigan New Born Hearing Screening Course

The goals of this course are to provide information on universal newborn hearing screening and to increase screener proficiency in all Michigan hospitals. This course is especially important for hearing screeners and managers of universal newborn hearing screening programs.
After completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the goals of the Michigan Newborn Hearing Screening course
  • Discuss the course objectives
  • Describe the target audience for the course
Registered nurses who successfully complete the Newborn Hearing Screening course and submit an evaluation will receive 2.0 nursing continuing education contact hours form the Michigan Nurses Association.

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