Case Management

Issues and  trends affecting patients discharge to another care facility or home.
The Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement has a new initiative called Pursuing Equity Learning & Action Network, and is looking to partner with health system teams to fulfill the initiative’s goals.
National Government Services (NGS) – which is part of the Anthem health insurance company – has been conducting audits on use of the MOON form and, as a result, has been routinely denying hospital observation claims.
The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a sweeping mental health reform bill last Thursday that takes a large step towards "parity."
Interested hospital-affiliated clinicians are invited to participate in one or more free, CME-credit-bearing webinars sponsored by Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge.
Through SOAR Training – Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond – healthcare and social service professionals are better able to recognize those who are at risk or who have experienced human trafficking.
DPH last week informed hospitals and other providers to be on the lookout for potential coronavirus patients.
Hospitals and other advocates are urging the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee to move forward on a social determinants of health bill.
DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, M.D., testified before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce last Tuesday.
MHA is encouraging its membership to weigh in on recommendations for possible changes to the 2021 state Aligned Measure Set.
Collective Medical has announced that it is expanding its capabilities to help in the fight against sepsis in hospitals.
The Joint Committee on Public Health heard testimony on a bill that would mandate that DPH create a program to screen patients for the presence of firearms in the home.
MHQP – the Mass. Health Quality Partners – last week announced the winners of its 2019 Patient Experience Awards.
MHA last week testified in favor of proposed legislation that would eliminate the religious exemption as a reason to refuse vaccinations for school admittance.
There will be a series of trainings for ED nurses to help them assess and treat patients presenting to the ED with opioid use disorder.
The state wants to improve the ambulatory behavioral health system and is asking the healthcare sector and the public for ideas on how to make it happen.
Sophia L. Maurasse, M.D., the medical director of McLean Hospital’s 3East Girls Intensive and Step-Down Programs, has received the Schwartz Center’s National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award.
Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have released a document outlining best practices to address opioid use disorder.
A new Expedited Psychiatric Inpatient Admissions Policy, or EPIA 2.0, builds on the original EPIA that was released in February 2018.
Last week, the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) unveiled a new portion of its website titled Resources for Empowered Patients: Actions to Help You Manage Your Care.
About 59% of U.S. hospitals participate in a patient safety organization (PSO) program, according to an analysis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Resources

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