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Free Quality Payment Program Online Courses

August 15th, 2018|

Quality Payment Program Online Courses

Quality Payment Program help is here. Get answers to your questions about the program, including the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

The CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) is offering FREE accredited online courses for healthcare providers with continuing medical education credits. Each course is designated for a maximum of 0.5

Questions Are The Answer

August 15th, 2018|

Questions Are The Answer
Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition.

Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions and

Rural Mississippi Community Empowers Pharmacists and Reduces Hospital Readmissions

July 30th, 2018|

 
Rural Mississippi Community Empowers Pharmacists and Reduces Hospital Readmissions
People with complex medication routines who are admitted to the hospital are at a higher risk for readmission due to several factors, including gaps in the continuity of care. Care transitions can be difficult and as patients transition from the hospital setting to home, they are

Former smoker contributes success to QuitLine

July 26th, 2018|

 
Former smoker contributes success to QuitLine
Jeffrey Rickman of Dyersburg, Tenn., is just one of the thousands who used the Tobacco QuitLine for assistance in quitting his smoking habit. Some can’t kick the habit. Others do by following the same assistance Rickman used.

The 45-year-old called 1-800-QUIT-NOW after a visit to a hospital for a medical

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes

July 24th, 2018|

This is Your Brain on Diabetes

Our body’s cells need glucose (sugar) for energy. We get glucose from what we eat and drink every day. In order to use glucose, our bodies need insulin.  Insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, helps our body’s cells take the glucose that is floating around in our bloodstream and

How the Dog Days of Summer Affect Your Diabetes

July 24th, 2018|

How the Dog Days of Summer Affect Your Diabetes

Whether you are going on vacation or just spending time outdoors in the summer heat, the high temperatures and humidity are harder on people with chronic diseases such as diabetes.

People with chronic diseases like diabetes, are at higher risk of having problems and may not be

Protect Your Patients’ Health by Recommending Vaccines

July 23rd, 2018|

 
Protect Your Patients’ Health by Recommending Vaccines
Patients trust you to give them the best counsel on how to protect their health. You know that immunization is an important preventive measure—but it’s unlikely that getting vaccinated is on the radar for your adult patients. Your strong recommendation is critical in ensuring that they get the

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship

July 11th, 2018|

Value-Added Activities in Antibiotic Stewardship
Because antibiotic stewardship is so closely associated with clinical quality, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) includes several process measures related to appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotic Stewardship is a proven strategy to improve clinical outcomes; promote patient safety; prevent adverse drug events and curtail the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

MIPS Quality Measures

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When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story

June 29th, 2018|

When Nutrition Becomes Personal: A Retired Nurse’s Story
Have you noticed a subtle difference on your grocery’s shelves? New Nutrition Facts labels are starting to show up on some of your favorite packaged foods. This change reflects new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The new

Four Tips for Hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

June 29th, 2018|

 
Four Tips for Hosting a Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic
Since 2009, Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) has made getting the flu shot easy for the residents of Greensburg, Indiana. The hospital offers popular drive-thru flu shot clinics. atom Alliance Quality Improvement Advisor Jamsey Thomas interviewed DCMH Infection Prevention Nurse David Pavey to learn how the