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CMS Town Hall Meeting: The Opioid Epidemic

CMS Town Hall Meeting: The Opioid Epidemic

You are invited - CMS Town Hall Meeting The Opioid Epidemic: Approaches to Adolescents and Honored Elders ....highlighting the importance of collaboration among clinicians and community members to address the opioid crisis Thursday, September 6, 2018 12:00 - 5:00 p.m....

Good Bacteria versus Bad Bacteria: Value a Healthy Microbiome

Good Bacteria versus Bad Bacteria: Value a Healthy Microbiome

The human body needs both good and bad bacteria to defend against illness and maintain health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investing in projects to further understand the impact of antibiotics on this community of naturally-occurring germs...

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Home Care for Common Viruses

  Whether a skeptic or a fanatic, home remedies and miracle treatments for everything from weight loss to cancer is at our fingertips.  Healthcare professionals carry the burden of educating the consumer on fact versus fiction, especially when it comes to managing...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis – The REACH OUT Act

Addressing the Opioid Crisis – The REACH OUT Act

On June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5796, the REACH OUT Act by unanimous consent. This bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), accesses the nation’s Quality...

The Power of Community, Collaboration and Networking

The Power of Community, Collaboration and Networking

Nebraska healthcare professionals have been privy to two exceptional learning opportunities earlier this month. Great Plains QIN - Nebraska hosted the 15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum on June 7 and the first Annual Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship...

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Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Only 20% of people with opioid use disorder receive treatment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Roadmap to Address the Opioid Epidemic lists expanding access to treatment as a key area[...]
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Learn how a large system practice and rural clinic practice are using Chronic Care Management Programs to better coordinate care, increase communication to providers, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits, empower the patient[...]
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Register Now Annually thousands of Americans are hospitalized and even die due to vaccine-preventable diseases.  Healthcare workers care for people at high risk for influenza-related complications so it is especially important for them to get[...]
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Register Now Would you like to earn the highest MIPS score you can achieve for your practice? Are you selecting the right quality measures? Do you know how well you are performing against the CMS[...]
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Register Now Click here to download the brochure Overview and Purpose: Health and quality of life rely on many community systems and factors, not simply on a well-functioning health and medical care system. Making changes[...]