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Home Health Compare will be refreshed in October 2017 and will include the same data collection periods as the July 2017 refresh (updated July 12, 2017) for measures based on OASIS data: (https://www.medicare.gov/HomeHealthCompare/Data/Current-Data-Collection-Periods.html). 
The October 2017 of QIO News focuses on how including patients, families and advocates in health care decision-making and policy development can improve outcomes
Because it is uncontrolled among almost 50% of hypertensive patients, high blood pressure continues to be a national issue. What is your organization doing to improve blood pressure control? Not sure or overwhelmed deciding where to begin or what to add next?
This month, HHQI recognizes Health Related Home Care in Abbeville, South Carolina for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) August 24 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2017-2018 season. 
HHQI's  Immunization & Infection Prevention Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) and HHQI University's Adult Immunizations course have been revised to include current immunization guidelines as of August 2017, including recommendations for the 2017-18 influenza season. 
Remember choosing your courses for an upcoming semester? You likely solicited input from your peers to help you make your selections. With that in mind, we've put together a list of the top 10 most popular courses in HHQI University and insight from a current student to help you select your first course or your next course.
VNAA's Blueprint for Excellence is a free quality improvement and workforce training resource for home health, hospice, and palliative care providers. It advances the use of best practices by gathering into one virtual location curriculum and training tools, as well as the relevant research supporting those tools. 
Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and financial information of our Medicare beneficiaries.
Home health professionals are busy. Now, there's an understatement. In order to make the most of your limited time, HHQI's three primary online Networking events will each be held quarterly. 
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