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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...