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Million Hearts HTN Change Package

2020-09-25T10:21:18-05:00September 24th, 2020|

If you want to help patients control their hypertension, it starts with YOU making hypertension control a practice or system priority and committing to making a change in your patients’ healthcare and the community in which they live. The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Change Package is one option that outlines 17 high-level change concepts with

2020-09-14T14:09:03-05:00September 14th, 2020|

Mindful Minute: Mental Health Is Important COVID-19 has shaken the world up, just as you would a snow globe. Lives have been impacted beyond what many can begin to fathom. The new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends, and colleagues take

2020-09-23T11:19:40-05:00September 14th, 2020|

Oct. 5 is Deadline to Submit MIPS Targeted Review Requests If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019, your performance feedback, including your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), is now available for review on the Quality Payment Program website. This final score determines the payment adjustment you will receive in

QPP: Is It Time to Join an Alternative Payment Model

2020-09-23T11:35:23-05:00August 10th, 2020|

Is it Time to Join an Alternative Payment Model? Have you been participating successfully in the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS). Possibly it is a good time to investigate joining an Alternative Payment Model (APM)? APMs were developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in concert with the clinician community. They were developed

QPP 2019 MIPS Targeted Review

2020-09-23T11:34:51-05:00August 6th, 2020|

2019 MIPS Targeted Review If you participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2019, you can now review your performance feedback, including your MIPS final score and payment adjustment factor(s), on the Quality Payment Program website. Your final score will dictate the payment adjustment you will receive in 2021, with a positive, negative, or

QPP MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score

2020-09-23T11:34:37-05:00August 6th, 2020|

2019 MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Score The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has released 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final scores. If you submitted data for the 2019 performance period, you can view your MIPS performance feedback and final score on the Quality Payment Program website. You can access

New Resource to Protect NH Residents Against COVID19

2020-07-27T16:49:48-05:00July 27th, 2020|

Trump Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19 As part of the unprecedented efforts taken by the Trump Administration, President Trump today announced several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “From the moment the threat of this

Remote Monitoring Keeping Patients Safe during COVID-19

2020-09-11T14:07:20-05:00July 17th, 2020|

When COVID-19 crashed into everyone’s reality, the way care is provided changed — rapidly. While the rest of the world was busy trying to flatten the curve, Deaconess Health System was ahead of the curve thanks to their telehealth program. The not-for-profit healthcare system operates in 26 counties serving Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. With nearly

Exploring Visitor Management in Healthcare Facilities during COVID-19

2020-07-28T09:16:23-05:00July 16th, 2020|

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has brought on new challenges during this pandemic of trying to see loved ones living or rehabilitating at a healthcare facility. Visitors are learning first-hand how businesses and healthcare facilities are managing this process. As you know, healthcare facilities were required to discourage all visits except for extreme specific circumstances.