Why did you want to join the New England QIN-QIO Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC)? I am a retired Child Care provider and Secretary for the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center where I also served on the Health Center’s Board for 25 years. I wanted to join the New England QIN-QIO PFAC to … Continue reading Meet Eileen from Massachusetts
The Bane Care Management team looked at the overall CoreQ Score for calendar year 2017 to ascertain the benchmark of the top 10% performers in the 300+ skilled nursing facility database. The top 10% performers averaged a 91% overall CoreQ Score. The overall CoreQ Score average for all skilled nursing facilities in the database was … Continue reading Implementation of Standardized Patient Surveys Helps to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. CMS will mail the new Medicare cards from April 2018 through April 2019. Learn how we’ll mail the new Medicare cards in phases by geographic location.
The NHSN team has published new instructional guidance on its website to help users complete the updated NHSN Agreement to Participate and Consent (referred to here as Consent).
I like being a part of a national movement that promotes Patient-Family Centered Care. My participation as a PFAC advisor has made me feel more empowered in advocating for my brother.
I enjoy working with the other PFAC advisors and with the liaisons from the QIN-QIO – we are partners in this work of advancing quality in healthcare.
The open-mindedness of the New England QIN-QIO PFAC is great, and I appreciate that I can participate locally, within my own community. As a member of this group, I have provided feedback, shared medical experience narratives, and worked on initiatives including the antibiotic stewardship program.
Healthy eating can be a challenge for patients who must make ends meet on a fixed monthly income. For one couple, Mr. and Mrs. D in a six-week QIN-QIO-led Diabetes Self-Management class, low income was just one of the barriers keeping them from a healthier lifestyle.
On February 9, 2018, the Bipartisan Budget Act was signed into law. Under the Bipartisan Budget Act there were several elements that affect eligible clinicians (ECs) and groups in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and will take effect in the 2018 performance year. Calculation of the low-volume threshold MIPS participation eligibility is determined through … Continue reading How Does the Bipartisan Budget Act Impact MIPS?
Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a family-owned and operated 108-bed skilled nursing facility serving the Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield areas. Under new ownership since January 1, 2016, the facility offers a range of care options, including short term, long-term rehabilitation, and skilled nursing services which includes orthopedic, stroke, cardiac, pulmonary rehab, post-transplant care, wound management, and end-of-life care.
Nationwide, approximately 75 million — or one in every three — American adults have high blood pressure or hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. States are also feeling the burden of this disease. In New Hampshire, one in four adults has hypertension, and only 33 percent of these individuals have their … Continue reading QIOs In Action: New England QIN-QIO Helps Improve Access to Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring