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Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Learn More about Reporting Requirements for Query of PDMP Bonus Measure for 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program In 2019, the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) finalized a new measure...

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare &...

Rising Stroke Impact at Younger Ages: Blood Pressure Impacts Risk

Rising Stroke Impact at Younger Ages: Blood Pressure Impacts Risk

Strokes are happening at younger ages and statistics show increasing rates for the 45-64 age group. High blood pressure is one of the risk factors for stroke, along with high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes. Given the connection, National Stroke Awareness and...

CMS Seeking Quality Payment Program Clinician Champions

CMS Seeking Quality Payment Program Clinician Champions

  Do you enjoy thinking outside-of-the-box? Do you enjoy identifying unique ways to educate clinicians and generate awareness? If so, CMS is looking for you! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is in search of candidates to voluntarily...

Addiction and Opioid Use Training Equips HealthCare Professionals

Addiction and Opioid Use Training Equips HealthCare Professionals

The slide from prescription to addiction can be a fast ride and result in unintended and devastating consequences for families and communities. The impact of opioid overdose and abuse spread so broadly and so quickly that the United States Department of Health and...

A New Take on the Buddy System for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

A New Take on the Buddy System for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

  Strong relationships in every aspect of life have a direct impact on health. Family, friends and colleagues immediately come to mind, but many individuals forget to consider healthcare professionals as key members of their support network. These relationships...

Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Mastering the Process is at the Heart of Quality Improvement

Change is a process. Those who manage change that leads to quality improvement have mastered the steps and embraced the tools to identify and address obstacles and challenges effectively. Healthcare is one of many industries requiring continual quality improvement...

New 2019 Quality Payment Program Resources Available

New 2019 Quality Payment Program Resources Available

To help you prepare for the 2019 performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CMS has posted the following new resources to the Quality Payment Program Resource Library. In the past these resources have been provided intermittently, but for...

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly[...]
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Free
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive session will allow participants to test their knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults. Attendees will learn about polypharmacy as well as the associated risks. Get Registered   Objectives 1.[...]
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]