About Particle Pollution Particle pollution—also called particulate matter (PM)—is made up of particles (tiny pieces) of solids or liquids in the air. Research shows that short- and long-term exposure to particulate pollution are both linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, …
CMS’ Subject Matter Expert for Quality Reporting provides an update on the Quality Payment Program, how clinicians are being helped to succeed under the program, and related resources.
What keeps you from keeping up with your medicines? Eating healthy? Losing weight? Be aware of your barriers to better health and talk with your doctor about them. Your provider or clinic may have suggestions or know programs that can help. Once your treatment program becomes routine, maintaining a lower blood pressure is easier. Remind …
The forum on April 20 will bring together health care community stakeholders to discuss high priority areas for addressing emerging health and health care delivery issues and priorities.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) leaders share their thoughts on the impact of health disparities in the Medicare community, as well as ways that CMS and the QIO Program are working to achieve health equity.
In February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a $20 million award to 11 community health organizations to provide technical support and education about the Quality Payment Program to small physician practices.
The Million Hearts® Action Guide series provides clinicians with evidence-based approaches for improving cardiovascular health. Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans live heart-healthy, stroke-free lives. If improving your patients’ cardiovascular health is a priority in your practice, Million Hearts® Action Guide series can provide the resources and assistance …
CMS’ antibiotic stewardship subject matter expert shares with QIO News the latest updates about QIN-QIOs efforts to better manage the use of antibiotics in clinical settings. Read more
Several major announcements and new initiatives were unveiled at this year’s CMS Quality Conference, including promising new data, the CMS’ Person and Family Engagement Strategy, and a Million Hearts initiative extension, among others. Here’s a roundup of the news.
The last day of the CMS Quality Conference brought together three former and present CMS administrators—Mark McClellan, Don Berwick and Andy Slavitt—to share their perspectives on the state of health care today and their vision for the future of quality improvement.
The CMS Quality Conference kicked off its second day focusing on the increasingly important role of health care partnerships in achieving health equity and improving patient safety.
Resilience, partnership, engagement and recognition were all major themes for the first day of the CMS Quality Conference.