Healthcentric Advisors, Medicare Rhode Island's Quality Improvement Organization, has been awarded a 5-year, $53.4 million federal contact by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Friday, July 25, 2014
This quarterly notice lists CMS manual instructions, substantive and interpretive regulations, and other notices that were published from April through June 2014, relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs and other programs administered by CMS.
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Format for the Quarterly Issuance NoticesThis quarterly notice provides only the specific updates that have occurred in the 3-month period along with a hyperlink to the full listing that is available on the CMS Web site or the appropriate data registries that are used as our resources. This information is the most current up-to-date information and will be available earlier than we publish our quarterly notice. We believe the Web site list provides more timely access for beneficiaries, providers, and suppliers. We also believe the Web site offers a more convenient tool for the public to find the full list of qualified providers for these specific services and offers more flexibility and “real time” accessibility. In addition, many of the Web sites have listservs; that is, the public can subscribe and receive immediate notification of any updates to the Web site. These listservs avoid the need to check the Web site, as notification of updates is automatic and sent to the subscriber as they occur. If assessing a Web site proves to be difficult, the contact person listed can provide information.
How to Use the Notice
This notice is organized into 15 addenda so that a reader may access the subjects published during the quarter covered by the notice to determine whether any are of particular interest. We expect this notice to be used in concert with previously published notices. Those unfamiliar with a description of our Medicare manuals should view the manuals at http://www.cms.gov/manuals.
A TEST ranking patient satisfaction with the care they have received is to be introduced at all NHS services in Worcestershire and across the country.
The Friends and Family Test – which was introduced at A&E services across England and Wales in April last year – asks patients whether they would recommend the service they received to others should they need healthcare.
NHS England this week said it would expand the test across the whole healthcare sector by April next year.
The test is designed to help patients chose services based on feedback by others while allowing providers to see where they need to improve.
Patients in Worcestershire can take part in the test by completing a card available throughout hospitals.