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This August, HHQI recognizes Mississippi HomeCare of Europa, Mississippi for their dedication to improving home health care quality. Read more here.
Join us for Live Chat. Set an email reminder for the August 2017 LiveChat now and add future 2017 events to your Outlook calendar! You can also browse past events.
It is with great sadness that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the passing of its president, Val J. Halamandaris on July 27, 2017.
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).
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.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) Delay which was posted in the Federal Register on July 10, 2017. 
More than 2,400 home health agencies are participating in HHQI's Cardio Milestones program. HHQI would like to congratulate First Choice Home Health, Inc. of Boynton Beach, Florida, the latest agency to reach Cardio Milestone 5.
More than 4,500 participants are now enrolled in HHQI University, our free online learning platform. HHQI would like to recognize the following individuals who have successfully completed the most courses to date.
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.
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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