UL Course Update Portal

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 EHS.

 

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April 2017 Course Updates

Life Sciences:

Update Type Course Code Course Title Course Library Version Update Details
Major GCP12 Selecting and Managing Clinical Contract Research Organizations (CROs) Global Clinical 3.0 Course now includes a "Request Proposal" template; also, course now defines the attributes of a CRO, as well as defined areas of communication that can be barriers to successful completion of a clinical trial.

 

March 2017 Course Updates

Health Plans:

Update Type Course Code Course Title Course Library Version Update 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.
Major MAPD02 MAPD: Enrollment Medicare Advantage and Part D  7.0 More than 20 facts were revised, including: Importance of Part D Eligibility, including unlawful presence in U.S; ICEP section that contains eligibility language was removed; course now reflects provisions relating to what the ICEP is and its timeframes per MMCM Chapter 2 Section 30.2; updated guidelines for electronic enrollment mechanisms and included the latest CMS guidance from MMCM Chapter 2 Section 40.1.2.

 

February 2017 Course Updates

Life Sciences:

Update Type Course Code Course Title Course Library Version Update 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 GCP16 European Union Clinical Trials Regulation Global Clinical 3.0 The course now reflects the new CTR and GCP Directive; reflects sponsor SUSAR reporting to MSs; Eudra Vigilance Clinical Trial Module adoption for electronic reporting.
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 Type Course Code Course Title Course Library Version Update 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 toICD-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 Sciences:

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

 

Health Plans:

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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.