Course Update Report

Most Recent Course Notification:

February 13, 2017

This page lists UL Compliance to Performance courses that are "New" or have received a "Major Update" - which represents a major format or regulation change.

Course update explanations can help you decide whether or not to assign retraining.

This portal provides a rolling three-month history, and categorizes our courses into Life Science (GMP, Clinical, Compliance, Sales, etc.), Health Plans (Medicare Advantage, Part D, etc.), Ethics & HR Compliance and EH&S.

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Older Notifications:

11/04/16

07/22/16

March 2017 Course Updates

Health Plans:

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

PARTD08

Medicare Part D: Medication Therapy Management and Quality Improvement Program

Medicare Advantage and Part D

6.0

Course now reflects CMS guidance relating to the MTM program; a detailed comparison to the most recent CMS guidance was added, corrected PDE requirements; added Patient safety reports and STAR ratings

February 2017 Course Updates

Life Science

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

DEV50

A Guide to ISO 13485 — The Quality Management System for Medical Devices

 

GMP

5.0 

Course now reflects additional risk-based thinking contained in the updated 2016 standard; course now references ISO 14971 for Risk Management, and includes applications of risk management science.

Major

DEV48

An Introduction to ISO 13485 — The Quality Management System for Medical Devices

GMP

5.0

Course now reflects additional risk-based thinking contained in the updated 2016 standard; course now references ISO 14971 for Risk Management, and includes applications of risk management science.

Major

GCP10

Ethics as the Foundation to Clinical Research

Global Clinical

2.0

Course now reflects ICH E6(R2)- Principles of GCP that now pertain to paper and electronic records.  Course also reflects a change from the Declaration of Helsinki, 2013, and inclusion of statement regarding criticism of the declaration.

Major

GCP05

HIPAA — The Impact On Clinical Research

Global Clinical

3.0

Course now reflects EU Clinical Trial Regulation and Directive 95/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, published 24 October 2016.

Major

GCP11

Overview of the Clinical Research Process

Global Clinical

2.0

Course now reflects EU Clinical Trial Regulation, Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, WHO-International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving human subjects, 2002 and ICH GCP E6(R2).

Health Plans:

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

MA40

Medicare Advantage: Provider Networks

Medicare Advantage

2.0

Course now reflects CMS standards for new applicants: new applicants and current MAOs requesting a service area expansion much submit the HSD tables, and pass the network requirements; section on “Maps (known as geo-access maps) has been updated; new area focused on "Confirmation of Eligibility for Participation in Medicare" - course now notes that excluded and Opt-Out Provider Checks is vital to credentialing.

Major

MA35

MAPD: Risk Adjustment and Data Validation

Medicare Advantage

3.0

Course now reflects references to ICD-10 - which includes a five-fold increase in diagnosis codes, to roughly 69,000 codes; also, course now discusses the revised CMS-HCC model that creates up to six separate community segments based on dual and aged/disabled status in the payment year.

Major

MA41

Medicare Advantage: Quality Management and Utilization Management

Medicare Advantage

5.0

Course reading level was reduced to 10th grade reading level and many technical terms were replaced with acronyms where appropriate to ensure course could be understood by a wider audience.

Major

MA27

Medicare Advantage: Administration and Management

Medicare Advantage

4.0

Course clarifies enforcement actions that can be imposed on MAOs for non-compliance with CMS requirements: suspension of enrollment, suspension of payment, suspension of marketing activities, etc.

Major

PARTD10

Medicare Part D: Coordination of Benefits and True Out-of-Pocket Facilitation

Part D

6.0

Course now reflects Prescription Drug Benefit Manual, Chapter 14, Coordination of Benefits.

January 2017 Course Updates

Life Science

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

PHDV71

Principles of Aseptic Processing

 

GMP

6.0 

Course now contains updated cleanroom classifications based on ISO 14644 classification scheme; in addition, tables have been added for US and EU cleanroom standards based on particle counts; a new section on Restricted Access Barriers Systems (RABS) has been added.

Major

PHA45

Conducting Annual Product Reviews

GMP Library

3.0

Course now reflects thinking of EU, ICH and WHO, and now notes expectations of Quality Metrics.

Health Plans:

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

MA38

Medicare Advantage: Claims Processing

Medicare Advantage

4.0

Chapter on claims administrative rules has been updated to reflect new thinking around MAOs and National Coverage Determinations (NCD) as well as Local Coverage Determinations (LCD).

Major

MA28

Medicare Advantage: Member Services

Medicare Advantage

7.0

Course now includes added timeframe for expedited grievances, 14 day extension for expedited organization determinations, and interest payment when non-contracted clean claims not paid within 30 days.

November 2016 Course Updates

Life Science

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

New

MDR03

CE Certification for Medical Devices

 

GMP and Global Regulatory

1.0 

This course describes medical device compliance in accordance with the European Medical Device Regulations (MDR).

Major

ISPE08

Validation of Analytical Laboratory Procedures

GMP Library

2.0

Course now reflects DA Guidance for Industry, Analytical Procedures and Methods Validation for Drugs and Biologics, published July 2015

EH&S

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

EHS30

Fire Prevention 

 

EH&S

3.0 

Course now explains the “classes” of fires, rather than “types”: A, B, C, and D; in addition, the course now includes an activity requiring learners to identify types of fires and their classifications. In addition, the course has also been upgraded so it can be taken via a mobile-friendly tablet.

Major

EHS67

Personal Protective Equipment

EH&S

2.0

Course now includes a note about lenses in the chapter "PPE for the Eyes, Face, and Head" – “welders must use specific tinted glass lenses that vary in thickness to protect them from intense light.” In addition, the course has also been upgraded so it can be taken via a mobile-friendly tablet.

Health Plans:

Update TypeCourse CodeCourse TitleCourse LibraryVersionUpdate Details

Major

MAPD03

MAPD/PDP: Marketing

 

Medicare Advantage
& Part D

8.0 

Course reflects CMS expectations based on CMS HPMS Memos:
1. 5/27/16 Agent Broker Compensation and Training and Testing Requirements CY2017 M  
2. 8/8/16 Guidance regarding implementation of the procedural requirements under the regulation implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010— Nondiscrimination Communication Requirements and Grievance Procedures
3.  8/11/16 Additional Medicare‐Medicaid Plan and Minnesota D‐SNP Guidance on Implementation of Section 1557 of ACA
4. 8/16/16 Pharmacy Directories and Disclaimers
5. 8/25/16 Clarification of Guidance regarding the Nondiscrimination Communication Requirements and Grievance procedures Section 1557