Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

Letter from Vice President Pence on Hospital Reporting & COVID-19

As the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for North Dakota and South Dakota, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has been asked to communicate COVID-19 data collection and reporting requirements to all hospitals in our two states. The...

CMS Guidance on Survey Activity Prioritization – COVID-19

CMS Guidance on Survey Activity Prioritization – COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, CMS Memo QSO-20-20-All summarized the prioritization of survey activities for long-term care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and hospices. A...

COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Expansion Benefits Medicare Beneficiaries

COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Expansion Benefits Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries will have access to a wider range of health services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as the result of expanded telehealth coverage.  The Trump Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the...

Resources for COVID-19 Information and Guidance Updates

Resources for COVID-19 Information and Guidance Updates

The CDC, CMS, and State Departments of Health are responding to cases of COVID-19 across the United States. This is a rapidly evolving situation and new information and guidance to healthcare facilities is being updated on a daily basis.  In addition to your State...