The following institutions comprise the N2QOD Vanguard Sites.
Department of Neurosurgery, Brain and Spine Center, Holland, Michigan (A Kremer); Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Semmes-Murphey Neuro logic & Spine Institute, Memphis, Tennessee (JM Sorenson); De partment of Neurosurgery, BayCare Clinic Neurological, Green Bay, Wisconsin (WE Griffitt); Department of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Health System, Skokie, Illinois (NY Stadlan); Department of Surgery, East Texas Medical Center, Tyler Neurosurgical, Tyler, Texas (TW Grahm); Department of Neurosurgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (MH Schmidt); Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Louisville and the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky (S Glassman); Springfield Neurologic and Spine Institute, Springfield, Missouri (TB Briggs); North Jersey Brain & Spine Institute, Oradell, New Jersey (RD Vingan); Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California (P Mummaneni); Department of Neuro surgery, Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists, Morristown, New Jersey (J Knightly); Department of Neurological Surgery, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates and Neurological Institute, Caro linas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina (AL Asher, MJ McGirt); Department of Orthopedics Surgery and Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt Spine Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee (CJ Devin, JS Cheng); and Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona (N Theodore).
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) HHS: Medicare program; hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for acute care hospitals and the long-term care hospital prospective payment system and fiscal year 2015 rates; quality reporting requirements for specific providers; reasonable compensation equivalents for physician services in excluded hospitals and certain teaching hospitals; provider administrative appeals and judicial review; enforcement provisions for organ transplant centers; and electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. Final rule. Fed Regist 79:49853–505362014
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