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Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

As the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for North Dakota and South Dakota, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has been asked to communicate COVID-19 data collection and reporting requirements to all hospitals in our two states. The...

CMS Guidance on Survey Activity Prioritization – COVID-19

CMS Guidance on Survey Activity Prioritization – COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, CMS Memo QSO-20-20-All summarized the prioritization of survey activities for long-term care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and hospices. A...

Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Expansion Benefits Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries will have access to a wider range of health services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as the result of expanded telehealth coverage.  The Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the...

Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

Resources for COVID-19 Information and Guidance Updates

The CDC, CMS, and State Departments of Health are responding to cases of COVID-19 across the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation and new information and guidance to healthcare facilities is being updated on a daily basis.  In addition to your State...

Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

COVID-19 Updates and Resources for Healthcare Professionals

March 5, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued three new Quality, Safety and Oversight memos about COVID-19 - two apply to nursing homes and a third to hospitals that are listed below. We strongly encourage you to review. QSO...

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

March 4, 2020 - CMS calls on all healthcare providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing several...

New Toolkits Available to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 

New Toolkits Available to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes 

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two toolkits to help with safety and quality in nursing homes.    Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit – Consists of several component, including a nurse handbook, leadership...

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