January 2021

Healthcare issues for Biden-Harris team to focus on including COVID-19 and diseases and conditions that have worsened during pandemic

November 2020

Gratitude to all front line health workers

October 2020

Nursing Home Updates; Challenges that nursing home residents and their families face during this Covid-19 pandemic and the opportunities we all have to aid the nursing home residents in their hours of greatest need.

August-September 2020

Nursing Home Updates; New Care-Compare Website; World Patient Safety Day; Video with Dr. George Bakris on Importance of Continued Care

July 2020

Beyond COVID-19 - Opioids, Mental Health, Immunizations, Violence Nursing Home Visitation Videos and Virtual Meetings Volunteering

June 2020

Project Patient Care Developments - In the News and In Video. CDC, Illinois Nursing Home Visitation, CMS Public Health Emergency Policies

May 2020

Black Lives Matter; Nursing Home Quality and Accountability; NEW Video Releases

COVID-19 Edition #7 April 19

New Nursing Home Changes; Disparities; and Advance Care Planning

COVID-19 Edition #6 April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day; Dr. Julie Goldstein on Advance Care Planning April 16, 2020

COVID-19 Edition #5 April 5

Recommendations to Nursing Homes & Oversight; Preparing Patients/Residents for COVID-19 Hospitalization; Helping Families Help Loved Ones

April 2020 Document

Recommendations for and by Patients, Families, and Caregivers for Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic April 30, 2020

April 2020

Issues covered: COVID-19 Quality and Regulatory Changes Project Patient Care Guidance on Elective Surgeries for Patients and Caregivers Nursing Homes - CDC and CMS Reporting; Need PPE; COVID-19 Spread and Deaths Masks - Why and How to Make Masks New Symptoms Added for COVID-19

COVID-19 Edition #3 March 24

All In Together - What We Can All Do; Value of TeleHealth - Meet TeleHealth Pioneers; Resources

COVID-19 Edition #2 March 20

Public Health Survey on Nursing Home COVID-19 Readiness

COVID-19 Edition #1 March 15

Stay at Home; Urgent Need for Personal Protective Equipment

March 2020

COVID-19 Special Edition PPC Newsletters; Regulatory and Rule Changes and Relief in Response to COVID-19

February 2020

COVID-19 Interventions and Data; Dr. Brian Isetts Podcast; IHC Comfort Scales; Patients as Partners in Diagnostic Research; CMS Quality Conference; Celebrations

March 2019

Champion Change Agents, Care Transitions, CKD Transformation

February 2019

Health Equity, Healthcare Cost and Transparency, 2019 CMS Quality Conference

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