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The Opioid Crisis: Upcoming CMS Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate

The Opioid Crisis: Upcoming CMS Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate

Reminder: 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 -...

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...

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...

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...

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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[...]
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
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[...]