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Rural Health Strategy Released by CMS

Rural Health Strategy Released by CMS

The obstacles faced by healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. Workforce shortage problems, socioeconomic factors and health inequity envelop a broad range of issues that create healthcare disparities impacting...

Hospital Quality Reporting Update Available

Hospital Quality Reporting Update Available

The Hospital Quality Reporting Center Spring 2018 newsletter is now available. This issue contains information for acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals. Topics covered include: BREAKING NEWS!...

MyHealthEData: Putting Patients at the Center

MyHealthEData: Putting Patients at the Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently renewed its commitment to interoperability with the MyHealthEData initiative, which aims to ensure patients have comprehensive access to their own health data. The initiative focuses on providing patients...

CMS Commitment to Putting Patients First

CMS Commitment to Putting Patients First

Federal Initiative to Put Patients in Control of Their Health Data The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the MyHealthEData initiative, which CMS Administrator Seema Verma says is the first time any administration has set in motion...

Patients Over Paperwork

Patients Over Paperwork

Putting patients first is a top national priority.... In October, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative, which is in accord with President Trump’s Executive Order that directs federal agencies to “cut the red tape” to reduce...

CMS Announces New Payment Model

CMS Announces New Payment Model

  CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care  Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced...

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Register Now Detailed registration brochure  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]
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Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
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Register Now Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP). Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem[...]