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A Conversation with Portia Brown
Oct 8, 2018 - Radio interview with Portia Brown, Vice President of Valley Health Page Memorial Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in Luray, Virginia that also has five Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) associated with it. Discussion includes her role as a Rural Health Fellow with the National Rural Health Association; the Undergraduate Primary Care and Rural Education (UPCARE) project, an education program focused on training nurses to serve in primary care and mental health in rural areas of the state; and a program being deployed in RHCs that uses a clinical pharmacist to address potential opioid addiction in patients.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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2019 Eligible Hospital eCQM Flows are Available Now
Sep 25, 2018 - Discusses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) 2019 electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible hospitals, which have been published to the eCQI Resource Center. This includes a guide to help users understand the flows.
Source: eCQI Resource Center
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Now Available: CMS Hospital Quality Reporting System is Now Open for Calendar Year 2018 Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Data
Sep 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made the Hospital Quality Reporting system available to receive eCQM data for the calendar year 2018 reporting period. Includes resources to assist eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals with the reporting of data.
Source: eCQI Resource Center
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