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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...
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CMS conducting Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences quality study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is contracting with RTI and Abt to develop and implement two quality measures designed to meet...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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Measure Applications Partnership process kicks off

The annual Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) process has kicked off with the publication of the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) list. The Centers for Medicare &...
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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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Organizations team up for United Against the Flu campaign

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and several other health care organizations are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...