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New Computer-Based Training: Safeguarding Your Patients and Your Practice

June 30, 2016

A new computer-based training course, “Safeguarding Your Patients and Your Practice,” is available on the Medi-Cal Learning Portal (MLP). The training is a one hour, self-paced module that focuses on key issues in documentation. The module, which is third in the Healthcare Fraud series developed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), increases physician awareness of how mistakes in prescribing practices, poor documentation and poor judgement may contribute to fraud, waste and abuse.

This module has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and DHCS. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The target audience for this course includes physicians, osteopaths, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who refer and prescribe services for Medi-Cal recipients. To obtain credit for the course and to receive an online certificate immediately upon completion of the course, participants should view the presentation, answer the multiple-choice test questions contained within the presentation and complete the online evaluation form.

Note:  The computer must pass the connection test for the provider to be able to access the training.

To access the module, providers should:

  • Visit the Medi-Cal Learning Portal.
  • Click the login link in the upper right corner to log in using an existing account, or click the register link to create an account.
  • After logging in, navigate to Training, then select eLearning and CBTs (Computer Based Training).
  • Click “Safeguarding Your Patients and Your Practice” under Provider Training.