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9.15.16 - Ready, Steady, Balance: Falls Prevention Day is September 22

The first day of fall is just around the corner, and with it brings the 9th Annual Falls Prevention day.

This year's theme, Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016, aims to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population. One-third of people 65 and older fall each year, and 20% of those falls cause a serious injury such as head trauma or a fracture. With proper precautions, these falls and accidents are preventable.

CDC Online STEADI Training:

To engage your older patients in interventions to reduce their fall risk, CDC developed the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative to help providers incorporate fall prevention into clinical practice. CDC created this training to give you the tools you need to make fall risk screening, risk factor assessment, and falls interventions part of your clinical practice.

The content is based on established clinical guidelines. You will learn:

  • Two easy screening methods to determine a patient’s fall risk
  • Three rapid standardized gait, strength and balance assessment tests
  • To apply the STEADI algorithm to determine a patient's fall risk level
  • To select appropriate evidence-based interventions based on risk level
  • You can take the CDC’s new STEADI Online Training for Providers at: www.cdc.gov/steadi. All you need to do is create a free account on CDC TRAIN, Log in, and search “STEADI”.

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9.15.16 - New Look for Think Cultural Health

The HHS Office of Minority Health launched a redesigned Think Cultural Health website. The website offers engaging and practical tools to increase public awareness and understanding of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The new design makes it easier for anyone to browse the latest resources and find information that will help individuals and organizations deliver respectful, understandable, and effective services to all:

  • National CLAS Standards webpage features an explanation of CLAS, a printable list of the Standards, and the comprehensive technical assistance document (Blueprint)
  • Education webpage features e-learning programs designed for disaster personnel, nurses, oral health professionals, physicians, and community health workers
  • Resources webpage features a searchable library of over 500 online resources, recorded presentations, and educational video units on CLAS

9.15.16 - ICD-10 Toolkit Available to Assess and Maintain Compliance

The ICD-10 Assessment and Maintenance Toolkit is now available from CMS to help you maintain your ICD-10 progress. This in-depth toolkit shows how you can manage your revenue cycle by:

  • Assessing ICD-10 progress using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify potential productivity or cash flow issues
  • Addressing opportunities for improvement
  • Maintaining progress and keeping up-to-date on ICD-10

The toolkit is also available as an infographic with an accompanying fact sheet on KPIs to help you analyze and track your ICD-10 progress. Visit the ICD-10 website for the latest news and official resources, including the Quick Start Guide and a contact list for provider Medicare and Medicaid questions.


9.15.16 - Please Take This Survey on Patient Use of Methamphetamine

The Office of Drug User Health within the New York State DOH is interested in gathering a snapshot of what providers are observing among their patients concerning crystal methamphetamine use throughout New York State. They are collecting preliminary information to help determine next steps that will aid in the assessment, analysis, development, and action planning required to address the needs of people who use methamphetamine.

Please have one person complete this survey on behalf of your entire practice- however, feel free to consult with colleagues to best answer the questions. This survey will be closed by Wednesday September 21, 2016. You can take the survey here.

 

Last Updated 9.15.16
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