As I discussed in part 1 of this two-part blog, the annual February observance of American Heart Month is a perfect time for providers, patients and payers alike to be reminded of things that can improve our chances of avoiding the country’s leading killer — cardiovascular disease or CVD.
Heart Month is a particularly appropriate time to celebrate the victories we’ve made against this leading killer, and rededicate ourselves to put information into the hands of patients (and, heck, remind ourselves) to improve our heart health by living better. Some helpful resources follow.
CVS debuts program for diabetic meds with no out of pocket …Drug shortages decline, but many issues still unresolved…ONC releases updated Health IT Playbook to address clinician burnout…As primary care visits drop, worries about preventive care, care mgmt…
Most of us are acutely aware of our country’s ongoing opioid epidemic. We read or hear about it — and providers deal with it — virtually every day.
No wonder. Overdose deaths continue to reach new all-time highs (no pun intended), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now reporting that 130 Americans are dying each day due to opioid overdoses, many involving prescriptions.
This blog is the second in a five-part series that will help you review your current CPC+ implementation. Now that we’re 2 to 3 years into the program, you can review what has and hasn’t been working for your practice with the help of these guides.
We are a little over halfway through the CPC+ implementation timeline. Now is the time to review your current initiatives and determine whether they are successful or need to be tweaked…starting with function 1, access and continuity.