Influenza, the flu, is a serious disease, especially for older adults. The flu may lead to hospitalization or even death. Symptoms can include: fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches and fatigue. Though most people with the flu will recover witing a few days, older adults are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications.
New Jersey will retain its position as one of 14 regions selected for participation in the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, scheduled to launch in January, 2017. CPC+ is an advanced primary care medical home delivery and payment model that builds on the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCi) program, which began in 2012 and concludes at the end of this year.
Why You Should Apply for the CPC+ Program Fundamentally restructuring how we pay for primary care is an important step towards our goal of reforming the health care system to one that is foundational in… Continue reading
The New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACPNJ) is partnering with the national Center for Quality at ACP and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) to offer a nine-month quality improvement (QI) project with primary care physicians focused on managing chronic pain.
We will leverage the ACP Center for Quality’s resources and training materials to provide education to practices through virtual and on-demand webinars and coaching services provided by NJAFP’s Healthcare Transformation Team. We will work with the enrolled providers to collect and assess baseline data on opioid screening and controlled substance… Continue reading