Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Atrium Health – Charlotte, N.C.

Jul 2, 2019
To increase access to behavioral health care, Atrium Health employs a virtual behavioral health integration program at 36 of its primary care and pediatric sites.
Webinar Recordings
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Webinar: The CY 2019 PFS/QPP Final Rule

Nov 21, 2018
The final rule updates physician fee schedule payments for CY 2019 and finalizes several policies to implement year three of the Quality Payment Program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. See the AHA Regulatory Advisory for a detailed summary, key takeaways and AHA’s reaction to the rule. Listen to this webinar to hear more about the rule.
Webinar Recordings
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The CY 2019 Outpatient PPS/ASC Payment System Proposed Rule

Aug 17, 2018
Webinar held Aug. 14, 2018 Regulatory Advisory
Case Studies
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Infection Prevention

Mar 22, 2017
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Ho
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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections

Sep 16, 2016
Despite implementing universal gloving, an increased emphasis on hand hygiene and antibiotic stewardship measures, the facility ended the year with a rate that was more than double its target.
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Correct Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Correct Dose, and Diagnosis

Jun 16, 2015
Antibiotic stewardship was implemented in 2011 and focuses on five 'D's': Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Dose and Diagnosis.
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Regency Approach to C. diff Infection

Aug 1, 2009
Illness from C. diff commonly affects older adults in hospitals or long-term care facilities and typically occurs after the use of antibiotics.