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October 8th, 2019|

Presentation for Download: Dr. R. Easterling (PDF)

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Hand-in-Hand: Opioid Misuse and Mental Health Challenges

September 11th, 2019|

Opioid Misuse and Mental Health Challenges
Addiction loves company.  

Just ask the eight million U.S. adults diagnosed with both substance use disorder and mental illness. It should come as no surprise that there is a correlation between the two diagnoses. Behavioral health conditions — such as anxiety or depression and opioid use — generally go

Assertive Community Treatment Option for SMI Patient

August 19th, 2019|

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) a well-rounded, adaptable option for SMI patients
If you’ve watched the news or social media discussions during the past few months, there has been a lot of discussion about mental health in regards to the social consciousness and actions of America’s citizens.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), a

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments

June 13th, 2019|

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments
Preparing for and performing a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) can cause considerable anxiety, but not if you are prepared. Although the requirement for a Security Risk Assessment has been around since HIPAA was enacted in 2006, the implementation of Meaningful Use brought this requirement into the spotlight.


No-Fault Treatment for Alcohol

March 29th, 2019|

Treating Alcoholism with a No-Fault Atmosphere
Ask anyone if they have ever cut their finger and most will say yes. It can happen to anyone, although the odds go up when people are not paying attention. No one wants or expects to cut their finger. It’s a no-fault wound.

Kind of like alcoholism. Alcoholism is non-discriminate.


Alcohol and Aging

March 29th, 2019|

Alcohol and Aging
No matter what your age, anyone can have a problem with drinking alcohol.

Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that your medical provider can screen for, and diagnose when drinking has the potential to become problematic.

In America, there are more than 17 million people that have been diagnosed with an Alcohol use

Recognizing Depression

October 5th, 2018|


There are times during the month that I often find myself slipping into sadness. Being on the cusp of depression, but bouncing back to a positive mood with the influence of a new project, family outing or dropping a few pounds.

We all feel sad at times and it should not be confused with being

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities

October 3rd, 2018|

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities
Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the Improvement Activity (IA) category is one of four components designed to evaluate processes in clinical practice such as ongoing care coordination, patient shared decision making, clinical safety practices, and expanded patient access. For the performance year 2018, MIPS clinicians have access

15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More on Improvement Activities

September 12th, 2018|

The MIPS Improvement Activities performance category gauges your participation in activities that improve clinical practice – such as ongoing care coordination, clinician and patient shared decision making, regularly using patient safety practices and expanding practice access.

In the 2018 performance period, MIPS eligible clinicians will be able to choose from 100+ activities to show their

Increasing Adult Immunization Rates

September 12th, 2018|

Adult immunization rates have remained low despite increased awareness and availability of adult vaccines.   To increase adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates, the Qsource works with providers, beneficiaries and communities to:

implement evidence-based practices and systems changes to improve routine assessment of patients’ vaccination status;
increase documentation of Medicare beneficiary immunization status in immunization