Please see the attached urgent letter from CMS containing important information and registration deadlines to avoid Medicare payment penalties on practices with ten or more providers.
Consulting Director Michelle Pandolfi was one of the recipients of the 2014 Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty competition. The 40 Under Forty Awards recognize outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area that are excelling in their industries through their leadership roles. Read more about Michelle
The scheduled release of the patient-centered educational videos series called “Lung Talk” is Friday, August 1, 2014. Qualidigm, with funding through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has been developing four video series, and a web-based resource center, for physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, and patients and families. These video series support the reduction of repeat hospitalizations related to COPD, improve the quality of life for patients with COPD, and encourage better disease self-management.
Qualidigm has entered into a strategic partnership with Healthcentric Advisors, the Rhode Island Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) on a five-year, $53 million Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Together, Healthcentric Advisors and Qualidigm will serve as a single QIN-QIO for the six New England states.
Beginning on August 1, 2014, Livanta LLC (Livanta) now conducts all beneficiary quality review cases, appeals, and complaints for Connecticut Medicare Beneficiaries under a new regionalized contract. These changes are part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program transformation effort.
A newer version of the patient education booklets that accompany the Heart Talk educational video series is now online, reflecting the updated sodium guidelines. Heart Talk is the name for CMS-funded series of videos to guide health care providers, patients and their families in managing heart failure. Both booklets and videos are available free of charge in English, Spanish, and Polish www.hearttalk.org.