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American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Alert Day®, which is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in American adults by asking America to take the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test, is March 28, 2017.
 

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 Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI) will be hosting it's next quarterly Underserved Populations (UP) Network webinar, Patient Safety: All in a Day's Work!, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. 
This month, HHQI recognizes St. Mary's Home Health Service of Huntington, West Virginia for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
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) published in the Federal Register  will go into effect on July 13th, 2017. 
The HHQI National Campaign website is loaded with hundreds of free, high quality resources for home health agency leadership, nurses, therapists, social workers, aides and patients. However, some participants have expressed that finding resources can sometimes be a challenge because they are spread across many pages of the website. In response, HHQI will be launching a new consolidated Resources page in January 2017.
Register now to attend the national broadcast webinar, Million Hearts®: A Look Back, A Look Forward, which will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires that patient assessment data used in post-acute care settings be standardized to improve quality of care. 
At its annual Quality Conference last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its new Person and Family Engagement (PFE) Strategy. 
Home Healthcare NOW recently published an article written by several members of the HHQI team: Janet Lynch, PhD, Corporate Science Officer; Cynthia Sun, MSN, RN Project Coordinator; and Stacie Deslich, MSHA, Health Data Analyst.
This month, HHQI recognizes Community Nursing and Home Health of Johnstown, Pennsylvania for their dedication to improving home health care quality.
The HHQI National Campaign website is loaded with hundreds of free, high quality resources, but navigating multiple pages can be difficult. The new, comprehensive resource library will be a one-stop shop.
HHQI is excited to announce the addition of a new online course catalog in HHQI University designed for home health aides! 
Technology is helping shape the future of health care. In recognition of National Health IT Week, September 26-30, the QIN News has shared five top technology trends in improving the quality of health for older adults. 
In observance of September being National Cholesterol Education Month, HHQI would like to make you aware of several useful resources that feature education and guidance on cholestrol improvement and management.

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. 
Now you don't have to wait for HHQI's monthly newsletter to get updates on the latest campaign resources & events.
A new HHQI Disease Management: Diabetes Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available for you to download.
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