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Healthcare Heroes: Decatur County Memorial Health

2020-06-25T15:39:55-05:00June 25th, 2020|

For one healthcare system in Indiana, the word HERO is more than an individual who saves lives. It's the entire community of Greensburg, Ind. Since the start of COVID-19, the Decatur County Memorial Health and the community it serves has worked hand-in-hand, step-by-step in saving lives, keeping people safe and saying "Thank You". Qsource took

Exploring Visitor Management in Health Care Facilities during COVID-19

2020-06-25T12:01:03-05:00June 25th, 2020|

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 has brought on new challenges of trying to see loved ones living or rehabilitating at a healthcare facility during this pandemic. 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.

QPP | Physician Compare 60-day Preview Period is Officially Open

2020-06-24T13:50:31-05:00June 24th, 2020|

The Physician Compare 60-day Preview Period is officially open. You can now preview your 2018 Quality Payment Program performance information before it will appear on Physician Compare profile pages and in the Downloadable Database. You can access the secured Preview through the Quality Payment Program website. You can review the Physician Compare Preview Period User Guide for information on how

QPP: Strategies to Meet 2020 MIPS Requirements

2020-06-09T10:24:06-05:00June 9th, 2020|

Participants in MIPS have a performance threshold which is the minimum points needed to prevent the negative payment adjustment to Medicare Part B claims in 2022. Last year MIPS participants were required to have a total of 30 points to meet this performance threshold. This year the performance threshold is 45 points. Without an electronic

Community Coalition Essential Part of Developing, Implementing and Spreading Parkview Health’s ACP Program

2020-05-26T09:06:53-05:00May 22nd, 2020|

Chris Brinneman isn’t afraid of talking about sensitive subjects. Take death for example. It’s a topic she’s focused on for many years. As a social worker, she’s had to have difficult discussions with patients and caregivers about the “What If…” that may occur in life and how to properly address that care decision when needed.

Let’s Talk About Cost

2020-05-26T11:56:56-05:00May 13th, 2020|

Trying to understand the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) may have you scratching your head — especially the Cost category. And that is understandable. The Cost category is mysterious, if not downright confusing at times. In this category, a provider doesn’t need to enter information into the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Instead, this information is captured

2020-04-21T21:14:32-05:00April 21st, 2020|

The CARES Act appropriated $100 billion to establish a Provider Relief Fund. This Fund, administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), is being used to distribute payments to health care entities across the country that have been affected by the coronavirus. To date, $30 billion has been distributed generally to health care

Seat at the Community Coalition Table Legitimizes Partner

2020-04-15T14:58:09-05:00April 15th, 2020|

In the world of healthcare, there are those who diagnose, those who treat and those who maintain a patient’s health. And often, the later is overlooked by the prior simply because the level of care isn’t considered clinical. From making sure a patient has transportation to an appointment or understands portion control to maintain a

COVID-19: Patients and Providers Mental Health

2020-04-15T13:44:20-05:00April 15th, 2020|

Social distancing. Self-isolation. Shelter-In-Place. Safer-at-Home. These are the latest buzz words that have become a part of our vocabulary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has changed how humans interact with each other. It’s also changed how we cope during traumatic events. For those on the frontlines providing care, the stress and anxiety felt can

COVID-19 FAQs for Hospitals, Hospital Laboratory, ACF Data Reporting

2020-04-10T20:32:45-05:00April 10th, 2020|

THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WASHINGTON, D.C. 20201 Download PDF  Dear Hospital Administrator:                                                        APR 1 0 2020 First, I want to thank you for the work you are doing to provide treatment and care to Americans who have been impacted by COVID-19. Hospitals are key partners with the federal government as