Compile different, close to home, training for Providers to earn the needed CEU's/Contact hours in order to keep licenses current. At this time, each provider picks the training they want to go to and are given an allotted amount of money to use during the fiscal year for this. To save money, it would be in the government's best interest to encourage the providers to go to conferences provided in their communities for a minimal cost; travel, hotels and food. Since there is no travel, hence no mileage with meals added into the cost of the conference. The conferences are held in their home towns and are a minimal cost; sometimes as little as $35.00 VS thousands of dollars, thus, allowing more time at home for better patient care.
Idea No. 66