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A Medicare Patient’s Journey to Good Heart Health

February 18th, 2016|

From 1937 until mid-2014, I never spent a single night in a hospital bed. I had all the typical early childhood diseases, but in my day, our family doctor made house calls and would simply write out prescriptions.

QIN-QIO Successes in Improving Patient Cardiac Health

February 6th, 2016|

In alignment with the Department of Health & Human Services’ Million Hearts® goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations are focusing on improving the ABCS

Diabetes Education Inspires Couple to Battle Disease with Love

February 5th, 2016|

A support system. That is what Toni and Gus found in each other during an “Everyone with Diabetes Counts” (EDC) class in York, Pennsylvania. When the two met in their first class, uncertain and alone in their fight against diabetes, they realized they were battling many of the same issues.

High Blood Pressure Recommendations

December 11th, 2015|

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older.

Hypertension Control Champ Wins with Team-Based Care

August 28th, 2015|

Earlier this year, Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) – a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable, comprehensive health care services to residents of the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula areas of Washington – was named a 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion.

Go 4 Life!

August 26th, 2015|

In collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging, the national exercise and physical activity campaign for people aged 50 and over, Go4Life, is bringing together more than one hundred federal, state and local partners to encourage older adults

Pay It Forward on Be an Angel Day

August 21st, 2015|

Brighten someone’s day with compassion on August 22nd.

Author and minister Jayne Howard Feldman established Be an Angel Day in 1993 to encourage people to perform random acts of kindness and help those in need.

Half a Century of Medicare and Medicaid

August 18th, 2015|

Before Medicare and Medicaid were created 50 years ago, our nation was a very different place for many.

Seniors had to rely on strained savings or their families’ goodwill to get by. Those who had neither were left to a life of poverty and insecurity.

CMS Announces Release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report

March 2nd, 2015|

CMS recently released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report)