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National Immunization Awareness Month

During August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunizations, often referred to as vaccinations, vaccines, …
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Quality Improvement 101 Overview

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HHS’s We Can Do This: Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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CMS Updates the Nursing Home Requirements of Participation: What Pharmacists and Facilities Need to Know

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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

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Using Data to Drive Improvement

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Great Shot! Make Your Vaccine Campaign a Slam Dunk

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Identifying and Supporting a PFE Leader in Your Hospital

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August 28 is National Dog Appreciation Day!

August 28 is National Dog Appreciation Day!

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National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Rating System with Staffing and Turnover Data

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Health Equity Updates: August 2022 Health Equity Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: August 2022 Newsletter

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Integrating Patients and Families on Quality Improvement (QI) Teams

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

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Boosters & Beyond: Building QI Resilience

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: July Updates

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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.

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.

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CMS: Updated Guidance for Nursing Home Resident Health & Safety, June 29, 2022

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Health Equity Updates: July Newsletter

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Ideas for Establishing Joy in Healthcare Work

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July Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Joy in Work: Five Languages of Appreciation

Joy in Work: Five Languages of Appreciation

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The Importance of Collecting Patient Demographic Data

The Importance of Collecting Patient Demographic Data

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IP3 Resources: Vaccination Campaigns for Long-Term Care Facilities

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Health Equity Updates: June Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: June Updates

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June Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Case Study: Improving Access to Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Medication Safety Assessment

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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

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CMS Unveils More User-Friendly Medicare Website

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Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Knowledge Builders Series

Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Knowledge Builders Series

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PFE LAN March 2022 Revitalizing PFE Practices after COVID

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CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum: Thursday, May 12, 2022

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May Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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

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

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Next CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum: April 27, 2022, 2PM

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HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Clostridioides difficile Module

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Opioid & Pain Management Best Practices, Strategies for Success

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Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

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Eligible Individuals Can Receive Second COVID-19 Booster Shot at No Cost

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The next CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum: April 19, 2022, 2PM, ET

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April Is National Minority Health Month

April Is National Minority Health Month

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Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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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

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Reimbursement & Resources for Screening & Supporting Patients with Substance Use Disorder

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: February Newsletter

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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

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IPRO HQIC presents: The Impact of Meaningful Medication Reconciliation on ADEs, January 13, 2022

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IPRO HQIC presents: Helping Healers Heal, January 27, 2022

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Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and Prevention Program

Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and Prevention Program

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Conquering Covid-19: 13-Week Booster Blitz

Conquering Covid-19: 13-Week Booster Blitz

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How One Hosptial takes on Food Insecurity

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Don’t Miss a Click on Cardiac Care: Our Top 10 Picks for American Heart Month

Don’t Miss a Click on Cardiac Care: Our Top 10 Picks for American Heart Month

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CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call, February 2, 2022, 3 pm ET

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AHRQ Releases 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR)

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Small Talks: An Education Series

Small Talks: An Education Series

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How Poverty Affects Health – Recognizing National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Strategies for Providing Affirming Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Penicillin Allergy Module

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: December Newsletter

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CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum Conference Call, December 9, 2021

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Health Equity Updates: December Newsletter

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Webinar December 7, 2021, Adopting LTC “Best Practices” & Addressing CMS Deficiencies by KEEN-CDC

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December 8, 2021: The Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

December 8, 2021: The Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

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CMS National Training Program (NTP) Update

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CMS & CDC to hold National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call, November 23, 2021

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ICYMI: Inpatient Quality Reporting notice from CMS

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An IPRO HQIC Webinar: Partnership in Action: Bedside Shift Change & Reporting, December 16, 2021

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum, November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM

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Be Antibiotics Aware: U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18-24 2021

Be Antibiotics Aware: U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18-24 2021

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: November Newsletter

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Optimal Z Code Utilization & Reimbursement Opportunities, Webinar, December 7, 2021, 11 AM

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Webinar: Join Massachusetts Department of Public Health for CDC Led, Colonization Screening 101

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Rural Health Day

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Advancing Health Equity Among the Hispanic Population: Part 1 of a HRSA Webinar Series (In Spanish & English)

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Join the HQIC Webinar, November 23, 2021: One Hospital’s Journey to a Culture of Health Equity: Lessons Learned from a Rural Community

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CMS Regional Office COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination IFC-6: Presentation Slides and Video

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November 9: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents Vaccine Mandate Information Session, November 10, 12 PM

IPRO QIN-QIO Presents Vaccine Mandate Information Session, November 10, 12 PM

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Catheter Cancel Culture

Catheter Cancel Culture

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Health Equity Updates: November Newsletter

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Understanding the Lifecycle of a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC): Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event

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The IPRO QIN-QIO presents New Day: Nursing Home Education Summit, December 9, 10-4 PM

The IPRO QIN-QIO presents New Day: Nursing Home Education Summit, December 9, 10-4 PM

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center for American Indian and Alaska Native programs from CMS

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center for American Indian and Alaska Native programs from CMS

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HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

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FDA amends EUA for Moderna/J&J COVID-19 Booster Shots, Effective 10/20/2021 & Billing Codes

FDA amends EUA for Moderna/J&J COVID-19 Booster Shots, Effective 10/20/2021 & Billing Codes

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Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide

Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide

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CMS Launches Webpage to Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid Home and Community-based Services

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“Medicare & You” Handbook Now Available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

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Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

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AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program Winners Announced

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: October Newsletter

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Washington, D.C. Nursing Home Takes Control of Infection Prevention with I CAN Program

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers (I CAN) a Case Study, Oct. 26, 2021, 3 PM EDT

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: NHSN Office Hours, October 14, 18, 20

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: 30-Minute Vaccine Huddle for Nursing Homes, Oct. 19, 2021, 12 PM

IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: 30-Minute Vaccine Huddle for Nursing Homes, Oct. 19, 2021, 12 PM

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Health Equity Updates: October Newsletter

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Complete the Opioid & Pain Management Self-Assessment

Complete the Opioid & Pain Management Self-Assessment

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Four Ways to Improve Health Literacy at Your Health Care Organization

Four Ways to Improve Health Literacy at Your Health Care Organization

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September 21 National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day Virtual Town Hall Event

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Sept. 23 Providing Health Literate Virtual Services Workshop

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Sept. 17 Project Firstline Virtual Town Hall for Healthcare Workers

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Sept. 17 Call with CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and her Leadership Team on their First 100 Days

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CDC Updates Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Healthcare Settings

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Get Involved with Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Sept. 9: CDC COCA Call on 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on September 23: Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

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Health Equity Updates: September Newsletter

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Sept 22: Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

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CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

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Joint HQIC Webinar on September 30: Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part 2

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Webinar on Sept 8: The Hidden Truth About Emotional Exhaustion and COVID

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Webinar on Sept 15: Suicide Prevention Month – Insights and Strategies for Reducing Suicide among Older Adults

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StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

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Webinar with CE Contract Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

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Sept 1 Webinar: Partisan Divides and How to Improve Vaccination Rates

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CDC August 23 COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on the Rapid Community Assessment

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CDC Webinar: Additional mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

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ODPHP’s 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

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Changes to Weekly NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collection Forms

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video Series: Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices

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Free COVID-19 Training and Resources for Nursing Homes

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New Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index Website

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Hospital IPPS Final Rule Increases Payments to Treat COVID-19 and Improves Quality of Data Collection

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: August Newsletter

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Get Vaccinated During National Immunization Awareness Month

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COVID-19 Variants

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CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: August 5

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Joint HQIC LAN on August 24: Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part I

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COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging for Rural Communities

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Get your patients back on track with routine vaccinations.

Get your patients back on track with routine vaccinations.

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New Program Announcement: Operation Expanded Testing

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Health Equity Updates: August Newsletter

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CDC Health Advisory: Vaccination to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks with Current and Emergent Variants

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Webinar on July 29: Supporting Older Adults With Comorbid Health Conditions

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Anticoagulation Forum’s 16th National Conference: October 28-30, 2021

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Webinar on August 18 with CE Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

Webinar on August 18 with CE Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

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Webinar with CME & CE Credits: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country

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Addressing One of the Most Enduring Challenges in Health Care: End-of-Life Decision Making

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 24: How to get to a 75% COVID Vaccine Rate

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 10: Are you ready for Influenza and COVID?

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on July 27: Building your Vaccine Campaign

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Changes Proposed

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Ask a Doctor: What About the New COVID-19 Variants?

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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use: Interactive Training

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Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Confronting Health Misinformation on COVID-19 Vaccine

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AHRQ Toolkit for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals

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Celebrating 31 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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CMS NQIIC 2020 Annual Report: Confronting the Pandemic Together

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Webinar on July 15: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Your Community

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary

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July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

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HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video Series: Value in Vaccination

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: July Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: July Newsletter

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IPRO HQIC Event on June 28: Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers

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July 12 Webinar: Government and Primary Care: In Service to the VacciNATION

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Sept 22: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices, Now with Webinar Recording

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CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health, Hospice, and DME

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CMS encourages nursing homes to continue COVID-19 vaccination rates

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Webinar on June 22: Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for High Risk COVID Patients

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Webinar on June 23: COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy, and Masks

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June 15-July 8: We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars

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CDC’s Public Health Matters: Overdose Prevention

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COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Facilities

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Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

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CMS Bolsters Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum – June 10

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LGBTQ+ Week of Action

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TMF Webinar on June 9: COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vaccine Hesitancy

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TMF Webinar on June 22: A Health Equity Perspective on Loneliness, Mental Health, and COVID-19

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar Series: Nuts & Bolts of Quality Improvement for Nursing Homes

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: June Newsletter

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Celebrate Pride with CMS OMH

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: May Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: June Newsletter

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video: COVID-19 Vaccine Success in a Nursing Home Case Study

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video: Simplify Pneumonia Vaccine Recommendations

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May 27 Event: Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19: Evidence-based Information for Healthcare Providers

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on June 17: Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices

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Addressing Physician Burnout during the COVID Pandemic

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CDC Webinar on May 14: What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents

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16th Annual National Conference on Anticoagulation Therapy

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Call for Stories: IDEA Initiative Structural Racism & Health Disparities

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Post-COVID-19 Strategies for Building Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems

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COVID-19-Related Coverage and Payment

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CMS Launches Community Champions Video

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Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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IPRO & Telligen HQICs Event on May 24: Pressure Injury: All-Cause Harm

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May 8: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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CMS Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

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May’s National Stroke Awareness Month

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May’s Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

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Healthcare Triage 6-Part Video Series

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar: Live Demo Entering COVID-19 Vaccine Data into NHSN

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NYSHealth Webinar on May 6: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: Providing Mental Health, Safety, and Support for Asian New Yorkers

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OMH Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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IPRO HQIC Event on April 26: Opioid Stewardship: All-Cause Harm Reduction

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CMS Proposes to Enhance Medical Workforce in Rural and Underserved Communities to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on May 26: Pneumococcal Vaccine Confusion

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We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

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FDA & CDC Resume Use of the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 and Brain Health

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Webinar on April 28: The Native Aging in Place Project

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CMS is Simplifying Telehealth Services

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QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on June 2: Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 19: Getting to the Root Cause

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 5: Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures

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CDC Call: Critical Diabetes Care and Prevention During COVID-19

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April 28: CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

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April 28: COVID-19 Impacts on Black & Latino Communities: Where are we now?

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April 22: CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

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A Letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Road to Equity: Examining Structural Racism Virtual Forum

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May 25: Delivering Whole Person Care: Improving Outcomes in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Updated Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

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Pausing the Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Information for Long-Term-Care Facilities

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Resources on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension

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Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

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NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Call for Nominations Now Open Through May 6

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations

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CDC: How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccinator

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April 13: Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

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April 6: CMS Office Hours Call

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 29: All-Cause Harm Launch

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Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

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4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

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FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month

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How can I improve my sleep hygiene?

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now

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Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series

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Webinar on March 30 and April 1: Increasing Vaccine Confidence

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New C2C Telehealth Resources Available

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program

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Webinar on April 26: Strengths-Based Planning for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Webinar on March 24: Alaska Native Traditional Foods Movement Webinar

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We’ve Updated our COVID-19 Resources Page

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Mom’s Vaccinated: When can I visit her nursing home?

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

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Biden-Harris Administration Increases Medicare Payment for Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccine

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New CMS OMH COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Vulnerable Populations Webpage

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Webinar on April 20: What We Bring to the Room: Reflecting on the Impact of Bias in Care

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CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

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Biden Administration to Invest $250 Million in Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations

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Webinar on March 24: Physician Burnout and Mental Health

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March is National Kidney Month

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CDC Webinar on March 9: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness, and Learn How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns

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May 1: 2021 CDOE Spring Seminar

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CDC Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Drop in Life Expectancy, Vaccine Access & Devastating Winter Storm

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CDC Event on March 4: COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event

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CMS Resources for the Emergency Preparedness Rule

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Million Hearts® and CDC COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Partner Toolkit

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CDC Webinar on March 11: The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Access to Healthcare During COVID-19

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Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

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Webinar on March 18: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities

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CMS News on Feb. 26: Coverage of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Reimbursements for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured

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CMS Conference Call on March 3: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

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Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses

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Webinar on March 5: Reimagined in America: Advancing Food Justice

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Webinar on March 18: Trauma-Informed Care

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

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Encouraging Improved Patient Safety Practices and Celebrating Successes

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Changing the Narrative: What is Reframing Aging and Why it Matters

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Virtual Event on March 24: Envisioning the Future: Exploring Lessons Learned

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CMS Takes Further Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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Webinar on March 4: Overviews of CDC’s Post-Authorization/ Post-Licensure Safety Monitoring and Communications for the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Addressing Disparities in Immunization Rates

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Webinar on Feb. 22: Multicultural Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Webinar on March 23: Stigma Kills: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder By Changing Culture

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Events from Feb. 22-March 22: MDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Live Q&A Sessions

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Webinar on Feb. 23: MIPS Call for Promoting Interoperability Measures and Improvement Activities

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What Partners Need to Know Now about Health Insurance Coverage during the Pandemic

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Webinar Series Starting on March 4: Nutrition, Socialization, and Health and Well-Being

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April 15-16: Anticoagulation Forum 2nd Virtual Boot Camp

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AC Forum IDEA Committee & Webinar Series Starting March 18

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Addressing Social Isolation Through Senior Housing During COVID-19

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April 13: 26th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

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Feb 22-24: CDC’s National Forum on the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Highlighting Health Disparities During American Heart Month and Black History Month

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March 2-3: 2021 CMS Quality Conference

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Fall Prevention for Native Elders

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Webinar on Feb. 10: CCSQ Lessons from the Front Line Call: Discussion on Health Care Professional Well-being & Resilience

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American Heart Health Month

American Heart Health Month

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African American History Month

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Building Confidence for COVID-19 Vaccines

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New Resources on Immunizations and Vaccines

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Health Equity Updates: February Newsletter

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Webinar on Jan. 28: Beyond Loneliness & Social Isolation

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Toolbox

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Health Literacy Toolbox

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: January

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Culturally Competent Approaches to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Webinar on Jan. 19: Advancing Cultural Competency and Health Literacy to Achieve Health Equity

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Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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SWEEP from Jan. 21-May 26: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care

SWEEP from Jan. 21-May 26: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care

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SWEEP: Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm

SWEEP: Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: January 2021

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

New COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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COVID-19 Workshop on Jan. 14: Innovative Home Care Collaboratives

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Moderna

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CDC Immunization Courses: Webcasts and Self Study

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Webinar on Dec. 18: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

Webinar on Dec. 18: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on Dec. 17: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Office Hours

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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars & Other Learning Opportunities

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Hi Rhode Islanders, have you had close contact with someone infected with COVID-19?

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Medicare’s 5-star Special Enrollment Period

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Training Sessions: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Training Sessions: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Pfizer-BioNTech

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Fall and Slip Prevention: Winter 2020-2021

Fall and Slip Prevention: Winter 2020-2021

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CDC Webinar on Dec 14: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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CMS Guidance for Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

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Health Equity Updates: December Newsletter

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Webinar on Dec. 17: Operation Safe Station Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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Webinar on Dec. 15: Social Determinants of Health Congressional Briefing

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ACL/CMS Webinar on Jan 14: Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases during COVID-19

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2019 National and State HAI Progress Report: HAI Prevention Possible

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Health Equity – December Events

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody Infusion: Enforcement Discretion Relating to SNF Consolidated Billing

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CMS Takes Further Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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Report: The State of Obesity 2020

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Report: 20% of COVID Patients Develop Mental Health Issues

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Policy Statement: AHA Recognizes Structural Racism as a Driver of Health Disparities

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Article: Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness in the U.S.

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Article: Health Literacy Should Be Valued as a Social Driver of Poor Health Outcomes

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Resource: CMS Home and Community-Based Services Toolkit

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Article: Mobile Apps for mHealth and People with Disabilities

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New Tool: Mapping Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Health and Opportunity

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: December 2020

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CMS Policies Give Medicare Beneficiaries More Choices around Surgery

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Dec. 2 Update: CDC National Quarantine Guidance

Dec. 2 Update: CDC National Quarantine Guidance

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CMS Call on December 2: Physician Fee Schedule

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Finalized Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients

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National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 6-12, 2020

National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 6-12, 2020

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National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 6-12, 2020

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 6-12, 2020

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Supporting Healthy Minds for Wisdom Keepers

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HHS/ASPR Training to Help Older Adults During a Disaster

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Celebrating Family Caregivers

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Behavioral Health Resources for Indian Country

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CMS Comprehensive Strategy: Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge

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Reducing Loneliness for Nursing Home Residents

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CMS Announces Historic Changes to Physician Self-Referral Regulations

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Earn Free CE: CDC’s Online Antibiotic Stewardship Training

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CMS Request for Application: Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Initiative

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CMS Nursing Home Podcast Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

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CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID-19 Guidelines This Holiday Season

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2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar on Nov. 19

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CMS to Celebrate the Power of Rural

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Dec 9: Supporting Safe Transitions During COVID-19

IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Dec 9: Supporting Safe Transitions During COVID-19

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action

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New infection control and PPE resources for home and congregate care workers

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Rapid eMOLST Implementation to Facilitate Advance Care Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Webinar on Nov. 18: What You Need to Know about Vaccines

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CMS Will Retire the Original Compare Tools on December 1

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2020

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Know the connection between Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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Understanding the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes and PC-ACE Software Update

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CMS Takes Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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November 16: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment Webinar

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Take Action Against Diabetes

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CMS Webinar on Nov. 12: NTP Medicare Update & Education Webinar

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American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

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National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

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COVID-19 Workshop on November 12: Building Patient Trust

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CMS Releases Toolkit to Accelerate State Efforts to Rebalance Long-term Care Systems and Enhance Home and Community-Based Services for Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls for November

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Webinars: November Health Equity Events

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Report: Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities

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Resource: NIH COVID-19 Communities Responding Together

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Initiative: RWJBarnabas Health Launches Social Determinants of Health Initiative

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Report: How States Can Advance Health Equity & Address Health System Costs

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Sleeve Up to Fight The Flu

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Report: 2020 National Quality Forum Report

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Report: Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Article: Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attacks with Cardiogenic Shock

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Resource: HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report

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CMS’ New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents

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Twice Monthly Live Q&A Sessions: CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management

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CMS Webinar on October 8: Getting Ready for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

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October 30: Deadline for Vaccine Program Sign-Up

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – October

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Free Training: Nursing Home COVID-19 Preparedness

Free Training: Nursing Home COVID-19 Preparedness

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Telehealth Webinar on November 3: Preparing for the New Normal

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IPRO to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Pre-Launch Webinars: National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 29: Primary Care During a Crisis

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CMS Webinar: Staffing Challenges & Solutions: Insights from the Frontline

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Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Resources for Patients, Families, & Caregivers

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15

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CMS Call on October 7: Substance Use Disorder Treatment during COVID-19

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Telehealth Webinar on October 20: Telehealth for Physical Therapy

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National Residents’ Rights Month

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Healthy People 2030 Initiative: Building a healthier future for all

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Article: Energy, Water and Broadband

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Article: Black Barbershop Hypertension Intervention Gets Telemedicine Update

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Policy: HHS Releases Rural Action Plan

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Resource: North Carolina Creates NCCare360

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Vermont’s Food Relief Program: Everyone Eats!

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Article: Racial Disparities Persist in Hospice Care and End-of-Life Treatment

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Article: Pragmatic Framework for Establishing Meaningful Measurements for Equity

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NHSN Webinars on Oct. 1 & 6, 2020: New Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module Updates

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Behavioral Health & Opioids: September & October Updates

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Register for Free Training on Coronavirus Testing in Nursing Homes

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Free Webinar Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation: Preventing Influenza Amid COVID-19

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Telehealth Webinar on October 6: The Impact on Care Transitions

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CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes

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Report Released: Independent Nursing Home COVID-19 Commission Findings

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CMS & CDC Trainings & Live Q&A Sessions on COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 1: Surgery During the Pandemic

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Article: Disparities in U.S. hospitalizations for serious infections in patients with & without opioid use disorder (OUD)

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Initiative: How Can Hospitals Improve the Health of their Communities?

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Article: Respiratory distress the cause of most post-COVID hospital readmissions

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Initiative: CMS Announces CHART Model for Improving Rural Health

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Article: Housing Insecurity a Growing Problem

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Article: Assessing Telemedicine Unreadiness Among Older Adults in the U.S.

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Article: Receipt of Home-Based Care Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries

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Resources: Where can I learn more about health equity?

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IPRO Webinars Sept 21 & 29: On-Site Home Dialysis in SNFs

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COVID-19 Workshop on Sept. 17: CDC’s Influenza Resources & Infection Surveillance

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CMS Releases Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

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COVID-19 and Influenza Season 2020-2021

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National Recovery Month

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CMS Stakeholder Calls: September 8-24

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Telehealth Webinar on September 22: A Physician Office’s Transition Experience

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CMS Releases Interim Final Rule, Reporting Requirements Updates, and Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions

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CMS Launches National Training Program to Strengthen Nursing Home Infection Control Practices

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Nursing Home Strategies for COVID-19 Only Isolation of COVID-19 Residents

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Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19

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Anticoagulation Forum Virtual Boot Camp: Sept. 25-26

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2020 CDOE Annual Symposium: A Virtual Event

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Important CMS & CDC Nursing Home Training Series Change

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CMS Webinar on August 24: Medicare Care Compare

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CMS Releases FAQs on MDPP Public Health Emergency Flexibilities

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: August 21-27

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CMS Announces Resumption of Routine Inspections of All Provider and Suppliers, Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance to States, and Posts Toolkit to Assist Nursing Homes

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Telehealth Webinar on September 8: Multi-Presentation Event

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CMS Call on August 18: Rural Health Open Door Forum

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CDC Webinar on August 20: 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination

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CMS Webinar on August 18: CHART Model Overview

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Learn More About 2020 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Requirements

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 20: Pain Management in COVID-19

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 27: Nursing Home Social Services and COVID-19

COVID-19 Workshop on August 27: Nursing Home Social Services and COVID-19

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CMS Webinar on August 12: Overview of the 2021 Proposed Rule for the QPP

CMS Webinar on August 12: Overview of the 2021 Proposed Rule for the QPP

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Physician Compare Preview Period: Informational Presentations Now Available

Physician Compare Preview Period: Informational Presentations Now Available

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Now Available: Web-Based Course on Hospice QRP Education and Training Resources

Now Available: Web-Based Course on Hospice QRP Education and Training Resources

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SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

SNF Provider Preview Reports – Now Available

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Listening Session: CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Listening Session: CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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CMS Proposes Policies to Provide Seniors with More Choices and Lower Costs for Surgeries

CMS Proposes Policies to Provide Seniors with More Choices and Lower Costs for Surgeries

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 13: Family Perspectives: Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions & Communication

COVID-19 Workshop on August 13: Family Perspectives: Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions & Communication

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Telehealth Webinar on August 25: Telehealth Then & Now – A Provider’s Perspective

Telehealth Webinar on August 25: Telehealth Then & Now – A Provider’s Perspective

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CMS Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Advances Access to Care in Rural Areas

CMS Proposes to Expand Telehealth Benefits Permanently for Medicare Beneficiaries Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Advances Access to Care in Rural Areas

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COVID-19: Coverage of Physician Telehealth Services Provided to SNF Residents

COVID-19: Coverage of Physician Telehealth Services Provided to SNF Residents

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CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

CMS Updates Medicare Payment Policies for Several Types of Healthcare Providers

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CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

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Resources: Bringing Attention to Health Equity for People with Disabilities

Resources: Bringing Attention to Health Equity for People with Disabilities

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: August 11-14

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: August 11-14

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CMS Updates Data on COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries

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COVID-19 Workshop on August 6: COVID-19 & Telehealth Advance Care Conversations

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Home Health QRP COVID-19 PHE Tip Sheet is Available

Home Health QRP COVID-19 PHE Tip Sheet is Available

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OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Race, Color, and National Origin Discrimination During COVID-19

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Telehealth Webinar on August 11: Medicare Billing and Coding for Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth Webinar on August 11: Medicare Billing and Coding for Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Telehealth Webinar on July 28: Telehealth 101 & Lay of the Land

Telehealth Webinar on July 28: Telehealth 101 & Lay of the Land

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Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – July

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CMS Announces Membership of Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

CMS Announces Membership of Independent Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

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COVID-19: Nursing Home Testing, SNF Benefit Period Waiver

COVID-19: Nursing Home Testing, SNF Benefit Period Waiver

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HHS Telemedicine Hack

HHS Telemedicine Hack

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CDC COVID-19 Webinar on July 29: Promising Practices in Health Equity

CDC COVID-19 Webinar on July 29: Promising Practices in Health Equity

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CMS Call on July 17: COVID-19 Lessons from the Front Lines Call

CMS Call on July 17: COVID-19 Lessons from the Front Lines Call

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New England Town Hall on July 29: Substance Use & COVID-19: A Way Forward

New England Town Hall on July 29: Substance Use & COVID-19: A Way Forward

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Webinar on July 16: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Billing and Claims

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CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas

CMS Directs Additional Resources to Nursing Homes in COVID-19 Hotspot Areas

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