Technology Aids in Medication Adherence

The pharmaceutical industry is changing. Changes such as value-based reimbursement, physician shortage, demand for better patient outcomes, rising cost of prescription drugs and the increase in diagnosis of chronic diseases is forcing these changes to occur. It is...

Solutions for Super Utilizers Needed to Reduce Medical Cost Burden

As year-end approaches, employers and every individual approaching retirement age is carefully considering the impact of rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums. Decisions related to lifestyle, employment and even medication or recommended health treatment are...

Teach-Back: Implementation and Training Strategies [Upcoming WebEx]

The Great Plains QIN is hosting a virtual teach-back training for healthcare professionals who support patients and families throughout the care continuum. Though this training will have a primary care focus, teach-back as a communication technique is applicable to...

What’s on the GPQIN Calendar?

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network offers several educational opportunities for healthcare partners. The topics are diverse; there is something for everyone! We hope you are able to join us.

An Estimated 5.7 Million Individuals Are Suffering

  Currently there is an estimated 5.7 million individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia; according to the American Alzheimer's Association. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of Americans living with...

CMS Announces 2019 Medicare Parts A and B Premiums and Deductibles

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 2019 premiums, deductibles and coinsurance amounts for Medicare Parts A and B. “CMS is committed to empowering beneficiaries with the information they need to make informed decisions about...

Community Health Workers Help Those That Need It Most

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. Since CHWs typically reside in the community, they have the unique ability to bring information where it is needed most. They can reach...