2016 Quality Improvement Initiatives; National Patient Safety Awareness Week; Audit Training at CCMI’s Spring Seminars; Register for CCMI’s Annual Meeting
Continued Focus on Quality Improvement Initiatives in 2016ChiroCare is committed to focusing on quality improvement initiatives that support excellence in patient-centered quality care. Using our patient satisfaction survey (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems – also known as CAHPS), we utilize patients’ comments and constructive feedback to assist in developing our quality improvement campaigns.
Two topics that continue to be identified as areas of improvement include:
- Perception of hand hygiene
- Maintaining complete and consistent patient medical histories
Similar to last year, we will publish information on best practices in these areas via our News Flash newsletter. This will be accomplished through helpful reminders, new research, and industry recommendations. If you have any tips or recommendations you would like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can positively impact and improve even more lives through superior health care practices.
March 13-19, 2016 is Patient Safety Awareness Week!In collaboration with the National Patient Safety Foundation, we are placing an enhanced focus on patient safety in recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016. Although we are using this week in March to increase awareness, patient-centered and safe care is our organization’s focus every day. Patient safety is a public health issue and we must work together to ensure patients are kept safe and free from harm.
A few safety reminders include:
- Control the spread of infection by washing your hands and cleaning surfaces regularly
- Educate senior patients on how to avoid falls
- Remember to avoid excess imaging that exposes patients to radiation
Audit Training Available at CCMI's Spring SeminarsCCMI is partnering with Dr. Gwillliam of ChiroCode Institute to provide a full day of best practice presentations on documentation and recordkeeping. Included in the agenda is hands-on audit training with case studies that will cover:
- Medicare audit overview
- Common audit findings
- How to conduct a “mock” audit of your own files
April 21 – Shoreview, MN Register here
May 12 – La Crosse, WI Register here
May 14 – Bloomington, MN Register here
Six CE hours have been approved for the spring seminar. Payment for WI CE hours and non-ChiroCare providers will be collected during online registration. We encourage you to purchase the 2016 ChiroCode Desktop book prior to the seminar.
Register for CCMI's Annual MeetingRegister today for CCMI’s Annual Meeting by visiting our online events calendar. The event will take place on April 28, 2016 at our Shoreview, Minnesota office from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
In an effort to be good stewards of our resources, this will be our last in-person meeting. In addition to our annual report, a recording of the annual meeting will be made available on ChiroCare.com directly following the event. We will notify you via the News Flash newsletter once they are available.
Thought for the Week“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
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