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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Remote Stewardship

Nebraska Medicine Remote Antimicrobial Stewardship Support Program (NM-RASSP)


On September 30, 2019, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a new set of Conditions of Participations for hospitals, including critical access hospitals.  These regulations are intended to ensure hospitals conform to current practice standards.  As part of the new Conditions of Participation, all hospitals are required to establish an antimicrobial stewardship program to monitor and improve antimicrobial use.

To assist hospitals with meeting the new Conditions of Participation, Nebraska Medicine Remote Pharmacy Services is now offering the Remote Antimicrobial Stewardship Support Program (NM-RASSP), a fee-based telehealth antimicrobial stewardship support program designed to help support antimicrobial stewardship implementation and improvement at critical access hospitals. This program is managed by infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists in collaboration with board-certified infectious diseases physicians from the Nebraska Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.

Each participating hospital can select from a list of services that can be selected individually or combined in ways that best fulfill the facility’s needs. These packages as well as their associated activities are listed below.

Benefits of Enrolling:

  • Compliance with CMS requirements
  • Improved antibiotic use
  • Access to Infectious Diseases experts for programmatic and patient-specific questions
  • Assistance with infection-specific treatment guidance creation and implementation
  • Potential cost savings

 

To find out more about the services provided and fee structure related to these activities, please contact Jeremy Tigh, PharmD at 402-559-2434 or jtigh@nebraskamed.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Team Members

Jeremy Tigh, PharmD

Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Pharmacist, Nebraska Medicine

402-559-2434
402-559-4907

Jeremy Tigh

Pharmacist Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) - Nebraska Medicine
Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science - UNMC College of Pharmacy

402-559-4149
402-559-8300

Scott Bergman

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

402-559-8650
402-559-5581

Trevor Van Schooneveld

Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases

402-559-8650
402-559-5581

Jonathan Ryder