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CDC: Two quarters of CDI data calculated with incorrect risk-adjustment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has notified the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that two quarters of Clostridium difficile...
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CMS launches IRF, LTCH compare sites

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-term Care Hospitals (LTCH) compare websites to provide a snapshot...
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State office releases rural health clinic most common deficiencies

The South Dakota Office of Licensure and Certification has released the most common deficiencies for rural health clinics. The office says one of the most...
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HEN 2.0 ends with success

The Partnership for Patients (PfP) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 project ended on September 23, 2016, with a number of HEN 2.0 hospital winners...
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Improvement advisor joins SDAHO Team

SDAHO is pleased to announce that Jennifer Kok, RN, has been selected to serve as improvement advisor with the SDAHO Hospital Improvement Innovation Network...
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Infographic, video offers breast cancer screening guidelines

The Breast Cancer Task Force has created a targeted breast cancer campaign to remind providers to have conversations about risk-appropriate guidelines in order to...
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SDAHO seeks Improvement Advisor – RN

The South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) is seeking an Improvement Advisor – RN. The position, reporting to the Director, Quality Integration,...
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Save the Date: Continuing Care Conference Planned for April 26-27

The Annual Continuing Care Conference will be held April 26-27 at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain. This year’s agenda will include: Compassion Fatigue: Healing Healers Financial...
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Helmsley trust announces CT Scanner initiative

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has launched a rural health care competitive funding opportunity to assist Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)...
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CMS conducting Clinical Practice Improvement Activities study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging MIPS-eligible clinicians and groups to sign up for a new study to receive Clinical...