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MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
CMS Confirms Accuracy Of IPFQR Facility, State And National Data
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.
Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has advised inpatient psychiatric facilities that the Facility, State and National report now accurately displays facility level data for the follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness measure. The data that were displayed at the facility level for the FUH measure in the IPF FSN report did not match the data that were displayed correctly in the IPF participation report. The issue was resolved with recent updates to the QualityNet Secure Portal.
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Seven out of 10 Americans 65 and older have high blood pressure. Nearly 50 percent of those individuals do not have their blood pressure under control.
Source: Hospitals & Health Networks