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Security Risk Assessment Assistance

Security Risk Assessment Assistance

Are you an Eligible Hospital planning on attesting to Meaningful Use this year? Are you a practice that will be participating in MIPS for 2017? Are you checking the box when attesting to Performed a Security Risk Assessment? If you are planning on attesting 'yes' in...

Online Course – QPP 2017 MIPS: Quality Performance Category

Online Course – QPP 2017 MIPS: Quality Performance Category

An online and self-paced overview course on the Quality Payment Program is now available through the MLN Learning Management System. Learners will receive information on: The Quality Performance Category requirements, and how this category fits into the larger Quality...

New Medicare Cards with New Numbers: 3 Changes You May Need to Make

New Medicare Cards with New Numbers: 3 Changes You May Need to Make

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with a new Medicare number (currently called the Medicare Claim Number on...

CMS Proposes Changes to the Quality Payment Program

CMS Proposes Changes to the Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to streamline program requirements and reduce burden on clinicians who are participating in the Quality Payment Program, especially for those who are in small, independent and rural practices. On June...

Improving the Medical Records Request Process

Improving the Medical Records Request Process

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) posted a new report and blog post identifying a number of ways to simplify the process for patients and health systems to request and share medical records. The report looks at the...

Upcoming Events

Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants. In healthcare settings, safety, staff education and intelligent use of essential oils are critical factors when using aromatherapy. This webinar will address[...]
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now   Overview: Join us for this exciting webinar that will provide an overview of Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) strategies for engaging patients and families as part of your team. Learn exemplar practices[...]
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   During this WebEx, National Healthcare Safety Network-Clostridium Difficile Initiative project participants will learn how to extract reports from the submitted data. Peg Gilbert will[...]
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now   Overview and Purpose: Healthcare providers can recommend the best diabetes education options for each individual when they are aware of the availability and purpose for each program. A panel of diabetes healthcare[...]
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Social media is everywhere and it is constantly evolving. So how does healthcare fit into all of this? Social media has found its place in healthcare thanks to the important role it plays[...]
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Heart failure is a top diagnoses linked to readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the fifth in a series of webinars to assist communities in[...]
Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now November 13-19, 2017 is Antibiotic Awareness Week. This observance is a key component of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, healthcare facilities and on[...]
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event. All healthcare providers, especially those with direct patient contact, have a unique opportunity to help tobacco users quit. Tobacco users cite ‘a doctor’s advice to[...]
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Access Dr. Kabbani’s PowerPoint Presentation Join WebEx Up to 70 percent of nursing home residents receive an antibiotic during a year and up to 75 percent of antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly.¹ The Centers for Medicare[...]