HRSA project recognizes top CAH quality reporting states

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The Health Resources and Services Administration today recognized 10 states whose critical access hospitals had the highest quality reporting rates and performance improvement under the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project during the past year: Wisconsin, Maine, Utah, Minnesota, Illinois and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, rural, Critical Access Hospitals

Antibiotic stewardship resource for small, critical access hospitals available

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The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, in partnership with the AHA, Pew Charitable Trusts and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, today issued guidance to help small and critical access hospitals implement programs to improve antibiotic prescribing and use and reduce the threat of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, resource use

Study: CAH surgical outcomes at least as good as other hospitals

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Medicare patients admitted to critical access hospitals for common surgical procedures are no more likely to die within 30 days than similar patients at other hospitals and have lower complication rates and expenditures, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, Medicare, Critical Access Hospitals

CMS announces final application round for Next Generation ACO Model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center is accepting the second and final round of applications for its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model, which will begin its second performance year on Jan. 1, 2017. Participants in the model take on greater performance risk than... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: physicians, value-based purchasing, Medicare, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, ACO

CMS data system for post-acute care down for five days next month

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Inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice providers will not be able to submit data to the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System from 8 p.m. ET March 16 through March 21 because the system will be down, according to the Centers... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, Critical Access Hospitals

CMS issues guidance on physician quality reporting for CAHs, rural health centers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday issued guidance for critical access hospitals and rural health centers with respect to the Physician Quality Reporting System 2013 reporting year and 2015 payment adjustment. Physicians and other eligible professionals must report certain quality data to... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, physicians, rural, Critical Access Hospitals

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