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Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Falls

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   A quality reporting program designed to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) gives participating providers an opportunity to assess the quality of care  delivered  to patients.  PQRS, first covered in 2013…

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PQRS Measures: Why Bother? part 2

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD. Audiologists are obligated under the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which now includes domains of function directly related to age related hearing loss including depression.  Last post iterated the prevalence of depression and hearing loss in the US aging population; the cost…

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PQRS Measures: Why Bother?

Downstream Consequences of Aging is a bi-monthly series written by guest columnist Barbara Weinstein, PhD.   The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) designed to improve the quality of care to Medicare Part B beneficiaries by tracking practice patterns of health care practitioners.  …

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Coffee and Health Table for 2013: Drink to Your Health and Longevity

Hearing Economics concludes the 2013 expanded version of International Coffee Day with a new, improved table linking coffee/caffeine intake to health effects.  The original table appeared in April 2012 and was updated in September 2012. The studies of varying scientific rigor continue to pour in, most in support of a daily coffee habit. Coffee effects on hearing and…

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Drink to Your Health and Longevity if Not Your Hearing: International Coffee Day Enters its 2nd Week

As promised last week, today’s post concludes our two-week celebration of International Coffee Week by providing an updated table linking coffee/caffeine intake to health effects.  The original table appeared in April and you can see that it’s grown quite a bit in only four months.  The fly in the ointment continues to be a glaring…

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