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CHECKLIST FOR PATIENT DISCHARGE Please download and use this convenient checklist and two-nurse verification that all elements of the core measure discharge elements were met and completed prior to patient discharge. The checklist in PDF format may be filled out online, except for signatures. This form was originally created by Huntsville Memorial Hospital.


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Date Added: 05/19/2017
Date Last Modified: 05/19/2017

CHECKLIST FOR PATIENT DISCHARGE Please download and use this convenient checklist and two-nurse verification that all elements of the core measure discharge elements were met and completed prior to patient discharge. This form was originally created by Huntsville Memorial Hospital.


Microsoft Word
Date Added: 05/19/2017
Date Last Modified: 05/19/2017

Download these one-page documents, which Methodist Stone Oak Hospital in San Antonio, Texas developed, to help remind nurses and other health care staff working in hospitals of the priorities to follow in treating patients diagnosed with acute chest pain:

Priorities with the Acute Chest Pain Patient (PDF)
ED Heart Alert Process (PDF)


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Date Added: 12/16/2016
Date Last Modified: 12/16/2016

Download this document to view the contact information for the organizations that have contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), Beneficiary- and Family-Centered Care QIOs, inpatient and outpatient reporting contractors and more.


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Date Added: 10/23/2014
Date Last Modified: 08/29/2016

Download this one-page document that provides updated information on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' programs on quality improvement, Medicare case review and quality reporting.


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Date Added: 10/06/2014
Date Last Modified: 08/29/2016

View this one-page document for an example of a process that Hospital San Francisco in Puerto Rico uses when patients and/or families refuse care.


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Date Added: 06/24/2016
Date Last Modified: 06/24/2016

View this one-page document for an example of a process that Hospital San Francisco in Puerto Rico uses when patients and/or families refuse care.


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Date Added: 06/24/2016
Date Last Modified: 06/24/2016

What is an ideal conversation between a patient and a health care professional? This video, developed by MedStar Health, provides a theatrical look at what could be an ideal two-way conversation between a patient and a health care professional. How can staff within your physician practice, hospital, home health or nursing home facility improve the way they provide care after taking the patient’s perspective into account?


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Date Added: 01/19/2016
Date Last Modified: 01/19/2016

This lookup guide from Medscape allows health care professionals to receive clinical tools right at their fingertips. The Drugs & Diseases section has the latest evidence-based diagnosis and treatment information for free. To access the application download for mobile devices, follow this link: http://www.medscape.com/public/applanding


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Date Added: 11/24/2015
Date Last Modified: 11/24/2015

View this one-page document from St. Bernards Medical Center in Arkansas to learn how this facility instituted a needed insulin protocol to address the timeliness of blood glucose checks and the correct treatment of insulin.


Adobe PDF
Date Added: 07/21/2015
Date Last Modified: 07/21/2015

The Hospital Quality Reporting Support Center will be responsible for updating specific provider contact information in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Provider Resource System (PRS). Updated information is necessary to ensure your facility receives all necessary correspondence regarding the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. You can download and submit this form as needed to ensure your facility has provided the latest contact information.


Microsoft Word
Date Added: 11/25/2014
Date Last Modified: 11/25/2014

KEPRO is the new Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, among others. The information contained in this template can be used to communicate to Medicare beneficiaries that KEPRO is now handling quality of care complaints and discharge appeals in your area. Please share this information on as appropriate.


Web link
Date Added: 09/15/2014
Date Last Modified: 09/15/2014

View more information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the Open Payments program.


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Date Added: 07/25/2014
Date Last Modified: 07/25/2014

 

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