March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Help Your Patients Get Screened According to the Louisiana Tumor Registry, Louisiana has the country’s fourth-highest death rate from colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer screening can prevent cancer or catch it in early stages so it is easier to treat. The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer testing via colonoscopy or other acceptable methods for everyone … Continued

Important Dates for MIPS and the 2017 Reporting Year

December 31, 2017 Deadline to file the 2017 Hardship Exception for Advancing Care Information (ACI) Info from CMS here January 2, 2018 Registry and EHR-Direct: CMS Portal scheduled to start accepting 2017 Submissions January 8, 2018 CMS Web-Interface: Patient Lists for 2017 Available for download January 22, 2018 CMS Web-Interface: Portal opens for 2017 Web-Interface submissions … Continued

GSQN Physician Members Earn 2017 BCBS Quality Recognition

Gulf South Quality Network, LLC is proud to announce its physician members who earned recognition at the 2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield Quality Blue Primary Care Statewide Collaborative in November.  The program includes approximately 700 primary care physicians across the State of Louisiana. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana also awarded plaques to the clinic … Continued

East Jefferson General Hospital Rated #1 in Louisiana

East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) has been rated No. 1 for 2016 in medical excellence and patient safety for Overall Hospital Care in the State of Louisiana by the Care-Chex® quality rating system, putting it at the top of the yearly status rankings. EJGH is eight spots ahead on the listings of the next closest … Continued

Lake Charles Memorial Health System Joins Gulf South Quality Network

Lake Charles Memorial Health System, the largest healthcare provider in Southwest Louisiana, has joined the Gulf South Quality Network (GSQN), the largest clinically integrated physician-governed network in the state of Louisiana. Partnering with GSQN will strengthen each member hospital’s healthcare infrastructure and physician network. With the adoption of GSQN’s clinical initiatives, Lake Charles Memorial Health … Continued