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The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Increase in North Dakota

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Increase in North Dakota

State-by-state colorectal cancer screening rates for 2016 are now available from CDC. The percentage of adults aged 50 to 75 who reported being up to date with CRC screening in the United States increased from 65.5% in 2012 to 67.3% in 2016. The states having the...

Pharmaceutical Companies Decrease Marketing Dollars for Opioid Use

Pharmaceutical Companies Decrease Marketing Dollars for Opioid Use

Recent public attention has caused makers of opioids to decrease marketing dollars spent to promote their use to physicians. Pharmaceutical company payments to physicians related to opioid drugs decreased significantly in 2016 from the year before according to...

Now Available: MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score

Now Available: MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score

  If you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website, you can now view your performance feedback and MIPS final score. You can access your performance feedback and final score by: Going to the Quality...

NEW Medicare Cards Mailed to Beneficiaries in Our Region (Wave 3)

NEW Medicare Cards Mailed to Beneficiaries in Our Region (Wave 3)

Last week, CMS announced it has begun mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries who live in Wave 3 states, including the four states that comprise the Great Plains QIN region: Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. If Medicare beneficiaries say they did...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Sepsis Alliance Launches ‘It’s About TIME’

Sepsis Alliance Launches ‘It’s About TIME’

Earlier today, the Sepsis Alliance, the nation's leading sepsis patient advocacy non-profit organization, today announced the launch of It's About TIME, a national initiative to create broader awareness of sepsis and the need for urgency in seeking treatment when...

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Register Now Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of[...]
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  Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   Join us as we welcome Johnathan Reeves from the Great Plains QIN, for a cross setting webinar focused on using your quality[...]
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Register Now This webinar will feature a review of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) framework for improving end-of-life care which includes five “bite-sized” practical principles. Stories from several organizations and communities will be shared[...]