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Publications and Workbooks by TransforMED

TransforMED Centers of Excellence Consultants are sharing their learnings on how to transform a practice into a high-performing patient-centered medical home by partnering with MGMA to publish a Transformation Series of workbooks. The workbooks provide practices concise, step-by-step information on relevant topics in health care delivery and will be instrumental in ensuring success for your practice. The TransforMED Patient-Centered Model provides the background for the workbook series; instrumental in ensuring success for the practice as conditions in primary care continue to shift. Authored by TransforMED facilitators and published by MGMA, a total of 19 workbooks in the Transformation Series are planned.

The Transformation Series
Buy the Transformation Series of workbooks at the special TransforMED Member price of $59.00 by entering promotional code TM10BK00 when you purchase online at MGMA.
Is PCMH Right for My Practice? Workbook

Determining the scope of change for a practice before implementing the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is a challenge for physicians and practice leaders. This workbook provides a review of the key elements—including the core elements of leadership, teamwork, communication, and change planning—that will impact a practice whose leaders are considering the PCMH model. Practice leaders can use the strategic and operational information and planning tools in this workbook to prepare the practice for effective, lasting change.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Patient Engagement Workbook Patient-Centered Medical Home Patient Engagement Workbook

The Patient Engagement Workbook provides a road map of why and how primary care practices must consider patient engagement as a vital strategy in reaching currently established primary care goals – moving the relationship "from adverserial to engaged", minimizing patient complaints, reducing no-shows and and improving adherence. Learn the importance of engaging patients, pre-, during, and post-appointment. Learn how to create a partnership compact with patients. Understand patients’ core motivations and how it affects shared decision-making. Includes sample templates and case studies of real-life experiences.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Coordination Workbook Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Coordination Workbook

In the PCMH model, primary care practices guide and advise their patients beyond the practice setting, often through cooperative alliances and structured relationships. Care coordination expands the definition of team to include all providers, locations and resources necessary to meet the patient’s health care needs – specialists, hospital facilities, home health facilities, pharmacists, social workers – any health care entity that affects the patient’s health care. Effective care coordination provides for an understanding of each team member’s role and responsibility at the time of the patient interaction and a clearly defined flow of accurate information between team members.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Management Workbook

The new medical home health care paradigm means that primary care physician must implement systems and transform workflows to proactively manage their patient population instead of simply "reacting" to those who enter the practice for episodic care. Making this change requires a shift from incremental clinical changes to practice-wide reorganization. This handbook walks you through the practical changes your team will need to make to ensure success.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Access Workbook

"Access" is a critical factor in the transformation to the patient-centered medical home and is key to successful population management.  It can be a difficult subject to navigate — encompassing strategies as widely-divergent as same-day appointments to group visits to drop-in visits. This workbook simplifies the decision making and provides tips to successfully implementing elements of patient-centered access in your practice.

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Leading Your Clinical Team: A Comprehensive Guide to Optimizing Productivity and Quality

TransforMED Facilitator, Sheila Richmeier, MS, RN, CMPE has written a new book entitled Leading Your Clinical Team: A Comprehensive Guide to Optimizing Productivity and Quality. Practice managers will find the information in this book to be a solid overview as well as a resource for ongoing solutions.

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Fast Facts for the Medical Office Nurse - What You Really Need to Know in a Nutshell
by Sheila Richmeier, MS, RN, FACMPE
TransforMED Practice Enhancement Facilitator

DXThis newest addition to the Fast Facts series provides a concise and detailed introduction to the medical office as well as tips for maximizing the nurse's role. Students and nurses new to the field will find the information contained in this short volume essential, as they start an exciting career as a medical office nurse.

Using the abridged Fast Facts style, the book examines important topics such as the relationship with the physician, salary, reimbursement, administering medication, and the medical home. The book additionally discusses the use of technology and its impact on the patient's health across the continuum. The author also clears up many of the misconceptions of medical office nursing, emphasizing the importance and rapidly expanding role of the medical office nurse.

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Key Features:

  • Clarifies evaluation, care management, safety, risk management, and error prevention
  • Provides guidelines and tools for measuring clinical outcomes
  • Explores technology use in the office, such as electronic communication by patients
  • Examines business demands, including coding, billing, and reimbursement
  • Discusses medication management on the part of the nurse
  • Includes guidance on supervising nonlicensed staff
  • Explores reasons to become a medical office nurse

The New Healthcare Supervisor's Guide – The secrets to success

Why I wrote this book

by Sheila Richmeier, MS, RN, FACMPE
TransforMED Practice Enhancement Facilitator

Direct observation of the powerful impact of the proper training and development of new supervisors in medical practices prompted TransforMED PEF Sheila Richmeier to write her newest hands-on guide.

Too often, says Richmeier, an employee is "placed in a supervisory position even though they lack meaningful supervisory experience– and as if by magic they are supposed to know how to do this critical job."

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Have you recently been promoted into a supervisory or managerial role? Do you find it difficult to give orders to those who were your peers and are now your subordinates?

Or have you recently promoted someone into a position of authority and want to give them a hand up?

If you're seeking to maintain relationships, manage your to-do list, and mentor your new team — this book is for you!

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