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AHRQ Seeks Comments on Acute Pain Treatment Resource

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is accepting comments through April 25 on a draft report on treatment for acute pain. The report provides an overview of current guidelines and systematic reviews on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for acute pain, including opioids. The resource maps the

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ASPR Seeks Input on National Disaster Pediatric Initiative

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response seeks stakeholder input through April 26 on a proposed National Disaster Pediatric Initiative to enhance the nation’s pediatric care capability during disasters. The initiative will be part of

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Medicare ACO Program Announces Application Deadlines

Beginning June 11, hospitals, physicians and other eligible providers may submit notices of intent to apply to participate in the Jan. 1, 2020 start date for the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Applicants must submit a notice of intent by June 28 at 12 p.m. ET

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CMS Releases Care Coordination Toolkit for Medicare ACOs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a toolkit highlighting innovative strategies that Medicare accountable care organizations use to coordinate and manage care for their diverse beneficiary populations. “Approaches to care coordination include both system-wide initiatives and targeted interventions that support individuals with

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Transforming Care in the Carolinas

The American Hospital Association recently highlighted a Duke Endowment-funded program by NCHA and the South Carolina Hospital Association to optimize care transitions and increase patient engagement. The associations collaborated to provide a forum to share best practices and data, as well as offer

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NCHA Mentorship Program: Apply by April 30 to be a Mentor

NCHA is committed to helping cultivate underrepresented women and men into healthcare leadership roles. We are launching a year-long mentorship program in 2019 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities. See the flyer for

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May 7 Workshop on 340B Discount Drug Program

NCHA and NCHA Strategic Partners is having a workshop on May 7 at NCHA in Cary on the 340B Discount Drug Program. Despite being around since 1992, 340B remains one of the most misunderstood federal programs and continues to face increasing scrutiny from Congress and the

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NCHA Offering Several Webinars in May

NCHA is offering several online learning opportunities in May. See the full line up here and below: Webinar: Retaining Millennials in Today’s Workforce May 7 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm The Millennial generation is a force to be reckoned with. They are talented, innovative, entrepreneurial, and

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Mark Your Calendars: July 17-19 is NCHA’s Summer Meeting in Pinehurst

Save the dates of July 17-19 to join us at NCHA’s 2019 Summer Membership Meeting at the Pinehurst Resort. This year’s theme is “Reimagining Healthcare: Our Communities, Our Future.” The program includes the opening trade show reception, excellent education sessions and speakers, an awards

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PatientPing Transforms Care for High-Risk, High-Utilizing Patients Across North Carolina through its Care Coordination Platform

PatientPing, the nation’s leading care coordination platform, has expanded its statewide efforts to support high-risk, high-utilizing patients throughout North Carolina. In North Carolina alone, the PatientPing platform is being leveraged by more than 500 hospitals, emergency departments, post-acute facilities, provider organizations, and payers to reduce healthcare

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