Rural Health Strategy Released by CMS

The obstacles faced by healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. Workforce shortage problems, socioeconomic factors and health inequity envelop a broad range of issues that create healthcare disparities impacting...

Toolkits Support Pharmacists Central Role in Health Management

Whether  swinging through the drive-through or stopping by the pharmacy counter, individuals with prescriptions for managing a chronic health issue are in regular contact with their pharmacist.  Medication consumers rely on these healthcare professionals to answer...

Sepsis Alliance Launches Network to Improve Treatment for Sepsis

  In the United States, sepsis affects more than 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives each year. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading...

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

It is National Stroke Awareness Month. Be sure to access the Million Hearts Toolkit for resources, key messages, educational opportunities, survivor stories and much more. It is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Attend our WebEx on May 31 to learn more about...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year,...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

Check out the Great Plains QIN calendar for upcoming webinar’s and conferences. Click on the event for complete details regarding each WebEx, including registration instructions and presentation details.

MIPS Eligibility Information and New Video Tutorial

Quality Payment Program Website Now Offers 2018 MIPS Clinician Eligibility at the Group Level You can now log in to the CMS Quality Payment Program website to check your group’s 2018 eligibility for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). After logging into...