Study: What do physicians think of websites that rate physicians? Not much.

A recent survey of all physicians in Rhode Island, conducted by the Rhode Island Department of Health, found that half of physicians are unaware of the existence of websites (such as those run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Rhode Island Department of Health) that report hospital and physician quality measures. […]

Healthcentric Advisors Wins National Grant to Tackle Hypertension with Innovative Blood Pressure Monitoring Technology

Healthcentric Advisors, the only health quality organization in the nation to win the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ highly competitive Special Innovation Project contract, will work to reduce uncontrolled hypertension among Rhode Island residents. Read recent media coverage in CovergenceRI and Providence Business News. The project will decrease uncontrolled hypertension in medically underserved communities […]

Project RED: Outcomes Congress Success

Recently, we partnered with Massachusetts Senior Care Association to share results of a Special Innovation Project at our “Outcomes Congress” with over 30 individuals from a range of settings. Project participants came together to highlight and learn from the success of key elements adapted from Project RED to support discharge from skilled nursing facilities back […]

New CDC Report: Antibiotic Prescribing and Use in the U.S.

Reducing inappropriate antibiotic use is important to protect patients from harm, effectively treat infections, and combat antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to public health. We work to ensure that healthcare providers in New England know the importance of appropriate antibiotic use, helping almost 300 outpatient sites implement the core elements of antibiotic […]

SPECIAL CMS LISTENING SESSION – 8/29/19 – CMS Regional Office Call on the Proposed rules for CY 2020 OPPS, Physician Fee Schedule, & ESRD/DME

On Monday, July 29th, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released three proposed payment rules: Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment systems; Physician Fee Schedule; and proposed changes to the Medicare payment rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) […]

Ambulatory Care Clinics Invited To Join Free Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Enroll your site today! Get the resources and training that your clinical site needs to practice robust antibiotic stewardship by joining a free, 12-month national program starting in December 2019. The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use provides participating ambulatory clinics with expert coaching, online education and improvement tools, patient education materials, antibiotic use […]

Hi Rhode Islanders, Take Control of Your Diabetes!

Join others in your community & discover ways to care for your health Healthcentric Advisors invites you to learn how to navigate the physical and mental ups and downs of life with diabetes. Our free, six-week program, brings people together who are living with diabetes to share their experiences and to discover new ways to […]

Excessive Heat/Humidity Notification from The Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center

THE FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION IS FROM THE STEPHEN M. LAWLOR MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER MIC Activation Status: Level 1 – Enhanced Monitoring & Coordination Incident: 2019 JUL 19-21 Excessive Heat/Humidity When: 2019 JUL 17 at 1630 HRS This coming weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting a multi-day high heat event. Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July […]