Category: Quality Payment Program

CDC’s latest Vital Signs report exposes a concerning trend

After decades of decline, progress has stalled in preventing stroke deaths. Although we have made excellent progress as a nation in treating stroke risk factors, almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, and more than 140,000 die as a result. Rising rates of obesity and other risk factors may be …

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Million Hearts® in the Community

Million Hearts® in the Community Where does your state stand in tobacco use and prevention?  Find tobacco use rates, the economics of tobacco use and control, tobacco laws, and details on prevention and cessation in the Truth Initiative’s updated state-by-state fact sheets. https://truthinitiative.org/sites/default/files/South-Carolina-State-Fact-Sheet-2017.pdf  

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Million Hearts’ Clinical Quality Measures Alignment

Million Hearts’ Clinical Quality Measures Alignment The Million Hearts team worked with private and public partners to align evidence-based clinical quality measures across national reporting initiatives. They have shared that this has helped reduce reporting burden on clinicians, and, as a result, have been able to focus many improvement efforts on outcomes that matter. Visit …

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Upcoming Webinar – Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guidelines

Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guidelines July 26, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST Join us as Stephanie E. Averette, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, from the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Division of Inpatient Services, describes Adherence of Nurse Practitioners to JNC 8 Guideline, a project with the South Carolina Department of Mental …

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Updates in Stroke Neurology {Recording} Webinar

Huge thanks to everyone who turned out for the webinar this last week! Updates in Stroke Neurology Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET 49 Minutes In case you missed it, or if you’d like to refer back, you can listen to the full recording of the webinar below: Below I have …

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Million Hearts® Action Guide “Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco”

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 …

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Registration Now Open: 2016 LAN Fall Summit

The 2016 LAN Fall Summit, hosted by the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), will take place October 25 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Summit’s theme—Aligning for Action—supports the imminent implementation and adoption of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) nationwide. The agenda, which is currently under development, will …

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Making Sense of the Quality Payment Program

In April 2015, the U.S. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed bipartisan  legislation known as the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Designed to reform health care payment and administration, MACRA repeals the Medicare Part B Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reimbursement formula and replaces it with a new pay-for-performance program—the Merit-Based …

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