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NQF Endorses 10 Behavioral Health Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 10 quality measures focused on behavioral health, including such issues as alcohol and tobacco abuse, antipsychotic medication adherence, and post care follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness. Behavioral health refers to a state … finish reading NQF Endorses 10 Behavioral Health Measures

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Geisinger Latest Employer to Quit Hiring Smokers

Geisinger Health Systems will no longer hire job applicants who use tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing or smokeless tobacco, beginning February 1. The health system is adopting this policy to encourage healthier living, decrease absenteeism and reduce healthcare … finish reading Geisinger Latest Employer to Quit Hiring Smokers

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