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  • CMS Awards 16 Partnership-Driven Special Innovation Projects to 10 Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations

    Thursday, November 12, 2015

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken another step toward ensuring that beneficiaries receive better care, better health, and greater value by awarding 16, two-year Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) to 10 regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs). HSAG is proud to be among these SIP recipients.

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  • Arizona QIN-QIO Teams Up with City of Phoenix to Promote Local Seniors Getting Fit and Managing Diabetes

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) helped organize FitPHX Senior Field Day for more than 200 Phoenix-based seniors and used the event as an opportunity to engage directly with beneficiaries in need of diabetes self-management services.

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  • Five Key Ways to Optimize EHRs for Better Patient Health

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    Working alongside healthcare providers who are veteran digital leaders with electronic health records (EHRs), Health Services Advisory Group has identified five key ways medical providers can optimize the EHR for improved patient outcomes.

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  • QIN-QIOs Awarded Contracts to Improve Identification of Behavioral Health Conditions

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    In July 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) and five other Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations each a four-year contract to improve the identification of behavioral health conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.

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  • Powerhouse Partnership Educates Providers on Blood Pressure Control

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) has partnered with Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) to educate primary care teams in Arizona, California, Florida, and Ohio on implementing an evidence-based blood pressure control regimen in their practices and health centers.

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  • Medicare and Medicaid: Keeping Us Healthy for 50 Years

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Health Services Advisory Group would like to wish the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) a very happy 50th Anniversary. Since 1965, Medicare and Medicaid have provided nearly 1 out of every 3 Americans with access to healthcare. HSAG has been honored to work alongside CMS in this endeavor. Visit Medicare‚Äôs Facebook page for more details.

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  • QIO Program National Partners Help Drive Success of QIN-QIO Initiatives

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    In a special Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 50th Anniversary edition of QIO News, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) is highlighted for its collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the use of the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) strategy to identify hospital units that need the most help with healthcare-associated infections.

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  • Health Services Advisory Group Partners with San Diego Senior Facility to Host Successful Community Wellness Health Fair

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) joined with Serving Seniors to facilitate the "Celebrating Wellness Health Fair" in San Diego in July 2014, showing that success in community health efforts takes strong collaboration between community partners.

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  • HSAG Project Highlighted in QIO Progress Report

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    The latest QIO Program Progress Report describes how HSAG's partnership with El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, Ariz., resulted in the spreading of best practices for preventing adverse drug events nationwide. See HSAG's video and write-up in the "Snapshots of Success" Better Care section. 

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  • HSAG Resource Helps Physicians Close the Gap in Minority Disparities

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    HSAG recently developed the "Promising Practices" tool, which offers more than 70 evidence-based, expert-recommended interventions to help physicians prevent and reduce disparities in cardiovascular-related conditions among minority populations.

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