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  • CMS Publishes HSAG-Prepared 2021 National Impact Assessment of CMS Quality Measures Report

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    The report includes information collected on 686 measures used across 26 CMS programs. Results suggest that the use of quality measures likely contributed to improved healthcare quality and reduced costs in key healthcare quality priorities. Opportunities to reduce disparities and support health equity, improve declining performance on measures, and enhance EHR interoperability are also identified.

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  • HSAG Publishes Report on Excess ESRD Deaths During COVID Pandemic

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    HSAG, the ESRD NCC contractor, and CMS recently published a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on excess deaths among patients with ESRD that found as many as 10,316 more deaths than expected among nearly 800,000 ESRD patients during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients with ESRD are at a high risk for illness and death from COVID-19.

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  • HSAG to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) to serve as a Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) within its Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). HQICs...

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  • HSAG Nationally Recognized for Helping Thousands Improve Health

    Monday, September 9, 2019
    Healthcare Innovation magazine applauds HSAG for diabetes self-management success The national industry magazine Healthcare Innovation this month featured HSAG’s success in diabetes education. HSAG was responsible for teaching nearly 16,000 Medicare beneficiaries about diabetes...

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  • AAKP Awards the ESRD NCC for Helping Patients

    Thursday, September 5, 2019
    HSAG as the ESRD NCC has received the 2019 Dominick Gentile, MD, Memorial Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). This award is presented to a network or entity that has developed and maintains a program that significantly benefits patients. The ESRD NCC is being recognized...

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