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Rural Healthcare Quality – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 5, 2019 - The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold an open meeting on November 21, 2019. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) budget, programs, and initiatives, as well as a discussion of challenges and opportunities to leverage AHRQ's Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Connect project to improve care, and a discussion focusing on social determinants of health and related opportunities to improve care.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 30, 2019 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid that removes unnecessary and burdensome regulations, reduces requirements that impede or divert resources away from providing high quality care, and updates fire safety standards for End-State Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Also updates the requirements that hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Includes implementation dates for CAHs related to Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Programs (QAPI) and for hospitals and CAHs related to antibiotic stewardship programs. The final rule will be effective on November 29, 2019.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 11/5/2019