HHQI National Campaign Save the Dates!

Here’s a list of upcoming Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign events for you to “Save the Dates”.

February 24, 2011, 1:30 – 3:00 pm EST: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Special Open Door Forum: Designing a Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program. This teleconference is to solicit input from all parties interested in the development of the plan for implementing a VBP programs in HHA. To participate or to hear other’s ideas, dial: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID 37941789. To read more about this important event, please see: http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/Downloads/022411HHVBPSODF.pdf

March 17, 2011 2:00 pm ET: LiveChat with the entire HHQI Team. Join the hundreds of other home health-ers in asking questions about the campaign and improving home health care in general. Admission is FREE. Read last month’s transcript to see what topics are discussed. The topics are yours for the asking. To set a personal reminder, please go to http://www.homehealthquality.org/hh/resources/chat_help.aspx

March 21, 2011 (or earlier): HHQI Data Report Release. What percentile ranking does your home health agency hold? Are you showing more improvement in your ACH rate or your Oral Medications? The data may surprise you. Are you using this to promote your success? To access these reports, go to www.homehealthquality.org and follow the Quick Links on the right side of the page for “HHQI Data Access”.

If you are not participating in this CMS-funded initiative, it’s never too late to join. Just go to http://www.homehealthquality.org and register. As with all CMS initiatives, it’s FREE with no obligations attached.

Please contact HCAF if you have any questions as we are the HHQI LANE (Local Area Network for Excellence) in our state, or you can visit the HHQI Web site at http://www.homehealthquality.org and click on the link Quick Link for “HHQInfo” to submit your questions.

Thank you again for joining us in improving the quality of care our home health patients receive.

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