Recent News

CMS finalizes changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, cancels Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models that were to be operated by the CMS Innovation Center and implemented changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model. These changes will offer greater flexibility and choice for hospitals in providing care to Medicare patients.

Management of Suspected Opioid Overdose with Naloxone by Emergency Medical Services Personnel

To determine optimal doses, routes of administration, and dosing strategies of naloxone for suspected opioid overdose in out-of-hospital settings, and whether transport to a hospital following successful opioid overdose reversal with naloxone is necessary.

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Data from landmark NIH blood pressure study supports important part of new AHA/ACC hypertension guidelines

The new high blood pressure guidelines illustrate the utility and impact of NHLBI scientific studies.

AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW Practices Named 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions

Five primary care practices participating in AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW project have been named as 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.

Advancing the Practice of Pain Management Under the HHS Opioid Strategy

Over the past 15 years, communities across America have been devastated by increasing prescription and illicit opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose.