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Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) Updates Require Action by Colorado Providers

May 22, 2019

KEPRO has been the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) in 33 states and the District of Columbia for the past five years and was recently awarded a new five-year contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) covering different states. Effective June 8, 2019, KEPRO will be the BFCC-QIO …

Check Out the New Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Infographic from Healthy People 2020

May 22, 2019

Each month, we release an infographic with the latest data related to a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topic. These infographics show progress toward Healthy People 2020 LHI targets — and show where there’s still work to be done. This month’s featured LHI topic is Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. Check out the infographic …

‘Stonewall Generation’ Confronts Old Age, Sickness — And Discrimination

May 22, 2019

Two years ago, nursing professor Kim Acquaviva asked a group of home care nurses whether they thought she was going to hell for being a lesbian. It’s OK if you do, Acquaviva said, but is the afterlife within your scope of practice? After Acquaviva’s talk, an older nurse announced she would change how she treats …

The Physical Activity Guidelines and Move Your Way at ACSM 2019

May 21, 2019

ODPHP will be at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida from May 28 through June 1, 2019 to showcase the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and the Move Your Way Campaign. Come see us in-person or follow us on Twitter using @HHSPrevention and #ACSM19 for live updates …

The Physical Activity Guidelines and Move Your Way at ACSM 2019

May 21, 2019

ODPHP will be at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida from May 28 through June 1, 2019 to showcase the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition and the Move Your Way Campaign. Come see us in-person or follow us on Twitter using @HHSPrevention and #ACSM19 for live updates …

Facebook Live: Inclusive Care at the End of Life: The LGBTQ+ Experience

May 21, 2019

For a generation of LGBTQ+ people who lived through unprecedented social change, getting older poses new challenges. When it comes to seeking elder care, concerns about lack of services, discrimination, neglect and even abuse threaten to reverse recent progress. Related Story ‘Living Their Values’: Palliative Care Power Couple Faces Cancer At Home May 15 What …

How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

May 16, 2019

Navigating Aging Navigating Aging focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here. Join the Navigating Aging Facebook Group. See All Columns For the first time, the federal government is …

‘Living Their Values’: Palliative Care Power Couple Faces Cancer At Home

May 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the 18 years that Kathy Brandt and Kim Acquaviva have been together, death has been a constant companion. It’s the reason they went to work each morning. Acquaviva, a professor of nursing, wrote an acclaimed 2017 book on inclusive end-of-life care for LGBTQ people. Brandt, a nationally known hospice industry leader …

Temporary Pause of BFCC-QIO Short Stay and HWDRG Reviews

May 14, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily paused the performance of both Short Stay reviews and Higher Weighted Diagnosis-Related Group (HWDRG) reviews by the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs). Short Stay reviews and HWDRG reviews will stop for a brief time beginning on May 8, 2019. CMS took …

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