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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 300,000 children in the US with arthritis?  July has been named Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month with the goal of making everyone aware that arthritis is not just an adult condition – kids get arthritis too. The term “arthritis” refers to inflammation of the joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Juvenile arthritis is…

Posted on Jul. 5, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Happy Independence Day from Registry Partners

As you make plans to celebrate the birthday of our country, don’t forget those who made our freedom possible.  Whether you are celebrating with an outdoor barbeque or planning a fireworks display, take time to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.   Land of the free … because of the brave! Photo by vjwalpandit055 on Pixabay

Posted on Jul. 4, 2019 in From Our Perspective

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Proposed Rules

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule and Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) Proposed Rule in May.  For the Hospital IQR Program, CMS proposes the following:   Adoption of two new electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) to the eCQM measure set Safe Use of Opioids – Concurrent Prescribing Hospital Harm – Opioid-Related Adverse Events  …

Posted on Jul. 3, 2019 in From Our Perspective

National Fireworks Safety Month

With July 4th approaching, fireworks are a standing tradition, whether going to a big fireworks display or lighting some sparklers at home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are more fires reported on July 4th than any other day of the year.  Fireworks are estimated to cause 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and nearly 17,000 other fires resulting in thousands of injuries. In…

Posted on Jul. 1, 2019 in From Our Perspective