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Clinicians require skill sets and strategies to assist patients to measure, manage, and monitor depressive symptoms. HHQI's new Depression Management Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is designed to provide evidence-based information, tools, and resources related to depression for community-based settings such as home health.
If your agency has implemented some creative and effective protocols that have improved hypertension rates, enter the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge today!
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments from stakeholders on data elements that meet the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) domains of cognitive function and mental status; medical conditions and co-morbidities; impairments; medication reconciliation; and care preferences. 
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. It's critical that all healthcare workers understand proper infection control procedures and use them every day.
This month, HHQI recognizes Millcreek Home Health and Hospice of Salt Lake City, Utah for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
Are you a nurse who is making changes in your life to become healthier? Your story could inspire others.
Free resources to promote some of the observances the healthcare industry will be celebrating in May 2017.
This month, HHQI recognizes Unity Point at Home of Waterloo, Iowa for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed delaying the implementation date for the new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) until January 2018.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) on January 13, 2017. Key changes in the CoP include a new requirement that home health agencies must have a Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program -- including Performance Improvement Projects -- in order to receive payments from the Medicare program.
The new online resource library is a one-stop shop for all HHQI resources and is easily accessible via the main navigation menu across the top of all pages of the website.
The final rule surrounding home health Conditions of Participation (CoP) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was published in the Federal Register January 13, 2017. 
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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