CMS Discontinuing the Use of Certificates of Medical Necessity and Durable Medical Equipment Information Forms to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Burden for Clinicians, DME Suppliers, and Beneficiaries

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase access to care and to reduce unnecessary administrative burden for stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be discontinuing …

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CMS Proposes Rule to Advance Health Equity, Improve Access to Care, and Promote Competition and Transparency

Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center Proposed Rule Proposes Payment Policies for Rural Emergency Hospitals and Behavioral Health Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing actions …

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Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

Prepared by IPRO HQIC Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 percent mortality rate. …

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CDC: New changes coming in May! NHSN Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Cumulative Summary Forms will be Revised

What are the main changes? Simplifications COVID-19 vaccination data will no longer be reported by vaccine manufacturer for questions on primary vaccine series and additional/booster doses. Questions on vaccine supply …

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Listening Sessions for Feedback on a Refresh of the CMS Rural Health Strategy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Health Council is hosting public, virtual listening sessions to ensure the CMS Rural Health Strategy reflects the needs and priorities of …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: ‘From Booster Shots to Bouncing Back,’ a Webinar Series

A possible solution to the challenge of workforce retention is to make sure that staff enjoy their work. But it goes further than just staff satisfaction levels. There is a …

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A Conversation with HHS Women Leaders to Celebrate Women’s History Month; HHS Releases Fact Sheet Celebrating Women’s History Month

To honor Women’s History Month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) invites you to watch a live-stream of “A Conversation with …

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IPRO QIN-QIO & HQIC presents: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices: Technology for Opioid Risk Assessment, Naloxone Access, and Urine Screening

In case you missed it, you can now see our webinar featuring nationally acclaimed pain management expert Dr. Jeff Fudin present on free software for opioid harm reduction that can …

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