NCMS Morning Rounds 6-24-20

 It’s Wednesday and time for your

NCMS Morning Rounds.

  June 24, 2020

Deadline Approaching for Valuable Leadership Opportunity

The world currently is in the grip of a global pandemic and our nation continues to grapple with many other long standing challenges to our health and our health care system. Skilled health care leaders are crucial to finding solutions and moving toward positive change in our workplaces and our communities.

The NCMS Foundation’s Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL) offers an award-winning array of leadership development programs to help you gain insight into your unique leadership talents and to empower you to lead at many levels now and in the future.

Currently, the Leadership College and Health Care Leadership and Management (HCLM) programs are accepting applications for class of 2021 scholars. Both programs plan to proceed as usual with in-person sessions in the coming year, but also can be held virtually, if necessary.

Learn more about these valuable opportunities at the KIPL webpage and consider applying for this chance to enhance your understanding of your leadership potential and how to leverage it to the benefit of your larger community.

Joint Survey Offers Valuable Data

Thank you to everyone who continues to respond to the practice survey jointly administered by the NCMS, NC Medical Group Management Association and Curi. Over the past several months this survey has offered a wealth of valuable data on how medical practices throughout the state are coping with various aspects of the pandemic from the financial fallout, to procuring personal protective equipment, to adoption of telehealth, to the emotional impact on staff.

We have moved to a biweekly format to respect your time. Please take just a moment to complete the survey this week. The information you provide gives our organizations and state officials a window into what you are experiencing and allows a more informed response. Results are reported in your NCMS Morning Rounds.

Take the survey.

Performance Improvement Group to Disband

The Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) recently announced that it would dissolve as a 501(c)3 organization this summer after its Board of Directors determined the organization is not sustainable for the long term.

Twenty years ago, the American Medical Association (AMA) convened PCPI as a physician-led program to develop performance measures to address a significant gap in the measurement landscape. Over the years, PCPI has developed more than 350 measures, many of which were used in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use, as well as private health plan payment models.

In 2011, PCPI worked with a group of committed volunteer leaders to launch the NQRN®, a national, multi-stakeholder network of clinical registry stewards and others interested in registries. The NQRN has created tools and educational opportunities, and increased the visibility and value of clinical registries as reporting and improvement systems.

In 2015, new Bylaws were adopted that set the course for the PCPI Foundation (PCPI), an independent organization with an expanded membership. This PCPI Foundation’s Board, which includes NCMS’ Senior Vice President for Health System Innovation and Deputy General Counsel Melanie Phelps, JD, and its membership represents a wide array of health care stakeholders including physicians, patients and consumers, health systems, accrediting and licensing entities and employers among others.

Learn more about the work of this organization and what is sure to be its enduring contributions to quality improvement.

In the News

Medicare Data: Blacks Likelier to be Hospitalized for COVID, The Associated Press, 6-23-20

Learning Opportunity

‘Burning Up While Burning Out: Compassion Fatigue Awareness and Burnout Prevention for Practitioners,’ a 90-minute webinar to be held on Thursday, July 9 at 1 p.m., will help you gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms. Awareness training is a key component to the training. Underlying beliefs about compassion fatigue are explored and other general signs and symptoms of burnout are explained. Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!


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