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Guidance issued for electronic Clinical Quality Venous Thromboembolism measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional guidance for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) measures: VTE-1, VTE-2 and VTE-6 electronic Clinical Quality...
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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...
Bridging Health Care and Community

SD Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Annual Partners Meeting set for July 26

The South Dakota Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Annual Partners Meeting is set for Wednesday, July 26 at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell. This year’s theme is Bridging Healthcare & Community, and the meeting will feature keynote speakers Matt Longjohn, MD, MPH and Ann Forburger, MS.
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Emergency preparedness final rule intended to increase patient safety

On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the long-awaited final rule on emergency preparedness, intended to establish...
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CMS solicits stakeholder and public input for future QIO program phase

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently hosted a special session to gather information from stakeholders, including the public, to refine high priority areas for addressing emerging health and healthcare delivery issues within the next phase of the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, known as the 12th Scope of Work (SoW), which is to be awarded in 2019.
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CMS announces extension of 2016 reporting deadline for reporting eCQM data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is notifying hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or...
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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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NQP issues brief assists with end-of-life conversations

A new issues brief from National Quality Partners (NQP) aims to empower individuals with advanced illness, family members and caregivers to lead decisions about...
HEN 2.0

South Dakota sees improvement in patient safety and quality

Through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative, providers across the country have been...
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CMS website offers new attestation resources

The EHR Incentive Programs attestation system opens Tuesday and will be available through Feb. 28, 2017. Providers must attest by the attestation deadline to...