miércoles, 30 de julio de 2014

Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Prior Authorization of Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only


CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow ambulance providers, other Medicare providers, and additional interested parties to learn about the upcoming Prior Authorization of Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport model in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
The purpose of this model is to test whether prior authorization helps reduce expenditures, while maintaining or improving quality of care. CMS believes using a prior authorization process will help ensure services are provided in compliance with applicable Medicare coverage, coding, and payment rules before services are rendered and claims are paid.

Prior authorization will not create new clinical documentation requirements. Instead, it will require the same information necessary to support Medicare payment, just earlier in the process. Prior authorization allows providers and suppliers to address issues with claims prior to rending services and to avoid an appeal process. This will help ensure that all relevant coverage, coding, and clinical documentation requirements are met before the service is rendered to the beneficiary and before the claim is submitted for payment.

You can find more information on the model by going to:

Questions on the model can be sent to: AmbulancePA@cms.hhs.gov.

We look forward to your participation.

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 79236332

Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website athttp://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_SpecialODF.asp for downloading.
             
For automatic emails of Open Door Forum schedule updates (E-Mailing list subscriptions) and to view Frequently Asked Questions please visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/opendoorforums/.

Thank you for your interest in CMS Open Door Forums.

Ambulance Open Door Forum Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Prior Authorization of Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
1:30-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only


CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) to allow ambulance providers, other Medicare providers, and additional interested parties to learn about the upcoming Prior Authorization of Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport model in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
The purpose of this model is to test whether prior authorization helps reduce expenditures, while maintaining or improving quality of care. CMS believes using a prior authorization process will help ensure services are provided in compliance with applicable Medicare coverage, coding, and payment rules before services are rendered and claims are paid.

Prior authorization will not create new clinical documentation requirements. Instead, it will require the same information necessary to support Medicare payment, just earlier in the process. Prior authorization allows providers and suppliers to address issues with claims prior to rending services and to avoid an appeal process. This will help ensure that all relevant coverage, coding, and clinical documentation requirements are met before the service is rendered to the beneficiary and before the claim is submitted for payment.

You can find more information on the model by going to:

Questions on the model can be sent to: AmbulancePA@cms.hhs.gov.

We look forward to your participation.

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID #: 79236332

Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website athttp://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_SpecialODF.asp for downloading.
             
For automatic emails of Open Door Forum schedule updates (E-Mailing list subscriptions) and to view Frequently Asked Questions please visit our website at http://www.cms.gov/opendoorforums/.

Thank you for your interest in CMS Open Door Forums.

AIDS.gov Blog Update

AIDS.gov Blog Update



AIDS.gov Blog Update

AIDS.gov Blog for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
This information has recently been updated, and is now available.
07/30/2014 09:21 AM EDT

Every year, on July 28th, we commemorate World Hepatitis Day and elevate the public health response to a disease that impacts more than 400 million people globally. It has been an honor to serve as Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) at the US Department of Health and Human Services for the past five years. This...

Infecciones por Escherichia coli - Actualización

Infecciones por Escherichia coli - Actualización



Infecciones por Escherichia coli - Actualización

Novedades en la página de Infecciones por Escherichia coli de MedlinePlus
07/18/2014 04:00 PM EDT

Los casos reportados se multiplican por cinco en un periodo de cinco años en los hospitales comunitarios, halla un estudio
Imagen de noticias HealthDay

Fuente: HealthDay

Fogarty International Center - Fogarty International Center @ NIH

Fogarty International Center - Fogarty International Center @ NIH

Funding news for global health researchers and partners from Fogarty at NIH

On behalf of the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the following funding opportunities, notices and announcements may be of interest to those working in the field of global health research. Updates are typically distributed once a week.



NIH funding opportunities for which foreign organizations, foreign components of U.S. organizations and/or other foreign components may apply.

  • Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01) (RFA-AI-14-036)
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 21, 2014
  • Interventions for Youth who Misuse/Abuse Prescription Stimulant Medications in High School and/or College-Attending Youth (U01) (RFA-DA-15-010)
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 13, 2014
  • Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes (UC4) (RFA-DK-14-024)
    Application Receipt Date(s): April 15, 2015
  • Arts-Based Approaches in Palliative Care for Symptom Management (R01) (PAR-14-294)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
  • NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01) (RFA-RM-14-003)
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 10, 2014
NIH funding opportunities for which United States small business concerns (SBCs) may collaborate with a foreign business entity.

  • Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine
    • (R41/R42) (RFA-HL-15-004) and (R43/R44) (RFA-HL-15-008)
      Application Receipt Date(s): October 10, 2014, April 14, 2015, October 14, 2015, April 14, 2016, October 14, 2016
    • SBIR Direct Phase II (R44) (RFA-HL-15-017)
      Application Receipt Date(s): October 14, 2015, April 14, 2016, October 14, 2016
  • Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44) (PAR-14-292) and (UH2/UH3) (PAR-14-293)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s):
    Application Due Date(s): October 21, 2014, February 11, 2015, August 11, 2015, and more
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): January 7, 2015, May 7, 2015, September 7, 2015, and more
Information related to opportunities from other organizations focusing on global health and foreign collaboration.

  • Research on the etiological causes of serious infections in young African infants from TDR - As part of TDR's focus on improving maternal and childhood health, research teams from African research institutions are invited to submit Letters of Interest to undertake a prospective study to investigate the aetiologies of serious infection in young infants in rural areas of Africa.
    Letter of Intent submission deadline: August 25, 2014

Featured Fogarty News and Information

Funding News

NIH funding news that may be relevant to global health researchers.

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CMS Updates eCQM Package with Corrected Flu Vaccine Measure

CMS Updates eCQM Package with Corrected Flu Vaccine Measure



Influenza Vaccination Measure Updated

CMS corrected a logic error in the Influenza Immunization eCQM (CMS147v3) that was included in June’s eligible professional annual update for the 2015 reporting year. The corrected measure, CMS147v4, is reflected in a new measure package and measure table now available in USHIK. The previous version, CMS147v3, will no longer be valid for 2015 reporting.
An updated Measure Logic Guidance document (v1.9) which reflects this change has been posted to the CMS eCQM Library page. Value sets for this measure remain unchanged and the VSAC has been updated to reflect the new version number for this measure.
About the Update:

CMS147v3 provides two options for meeting the numerator. An influenza vaccination must be recorded during the flu season, either before the (calendar year) measurement period or during the measurement period. In the 2014 annual update, a logic error was introduced such that both conditions must be met for numerator compliance.  This error has been corrected and is reflected in newly posted measure specifications.

Reporting Information:

Note, all measures included in the June 2014 eCQM Annual Update are used for eReporting in reporting period 2015. These cannot be used for electronic reporting until the 2015 reporting period.

USHIK is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare related data, metadata, and standards. USHIK is funded and directed by AHRQ with management support and partnership from CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

Visit the USHIK website at http://ushik.ahrq.gov.

The USHIK team is interested in your feedback. If you have questions or suggestions on how we can improve USHIK, please select the "Feedback/Help" button from the upper right side of the menu bar on any of the USHIK pages. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines: Dissemination and Implementation Conference - Events - AcademyHealth

Abstract Submission Guidelines: Dissemination and Implementation Conference - Events - AcademyHealth



AcademyHealth - Advancing Research, Policy, and Practice



Call for Abstracts Deadline Nearing for Seventh Annual Dissemination and Implementation Conference


The deadline is approaching for speakers to submit abstracts for the 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation. The conference is scheduled for December 8 and 9 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The call for abstracts submission deadline is August 8. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 8. The conference seeks research and conceptual papers that address a range of topics, with emphasis on integrating evidence-based interventions within clinical community settings and making them more relevant and actionable in those settings. The conference is co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health and AcademyHealth and co-sponsored by AHRQ, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional information is available on the registration website.