Gail Thornton RN, BSN Nurse Leader, Dignity Health/ Common Spirit HMA Director of Program Leadership There are many reasons why we become leaders. However, there’s one thing all leaders have in common, we take the responsibility of leading other people. Whenever an organization wants a project to move forward, they depend upon their leaders to [...]
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By Amy Armanious DNP, MSOL, RN This spring, many of us in the USA witnessed hope with the positive COVID news that people were getting vaccinated and hence less serious illness and death. Families were once again able to get together with loved ones and enjoy celebrations such as college and high school graduations, [...]
"Final Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the 2019 Enrollment Period" Approximately 8.4 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2019 open enrollment period. These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov. The final snapshot reports new plan selections, active plan renewals [...]
We mingle our grief with the Tree of Life synagogue community in Pittsburgh, PA whose sacred Sabbath service was shattered by a murderous rampage this past Saturday. No words can express our condolences, our sorrow, our anger. No words can express our prayers for comfort to somehow come to those affected by the trauma. We [...]
Proposed changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinical billing and expand access to high-quality care. On July 12, HMA received this information from CMS... Read below for the full information and how you can provide public feedback on the proposed rules - deadline is Sept. 10, 2018. Today, the [...]
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m in love with my job. As I sit at my desk this beautiful summer morning in the Midwest, I am smiling, and [...]
What is Juvenile Arthritis? "Juvenile arthritis (JA) is not a disease in itself. Also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, JA is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or pediatric rheumatic diseases that can develop in children under the age of 16. Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the [...]
CMS Action for Home Health Agencies Puts Value Over Volume and Advances MyHealthEData Initiative WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care. Specifically, [...]
We can all use the month of June to raise awareness about important safety issues. Together, we can share information about steps people can take to protect and reduce the risk of injury for themselves and for others. Check out the toolkit - https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/JuneToolkit2.aspx
Keep up to date on these timely resources for teens and families that include blog posts, videos and more. The latest NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) blog is “Shatter the Myths About Drugs” to address the indirect way that young people get misinformation about drugs. Join the Drugs & Health NIDA Blogs for Teens. [...]