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2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

November 16th, 2017|

 
2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
From the American Heart Association

The 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults co-led by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association has been released.

High blood pressure accounts for the

How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice

November 13th, 2017|

How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice

The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly moving from a volume driven, primarily fee-for-service model to integrated care models that incorporate a variety of innovative payment structures. atom Alliance is playing an important role in that transformation.

The national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians

CMS Finalizes Policies that Reduce Provider Burden, Lower Drug Prices

November 3rd, 2017|

CMS Finalizes Policies that Reduce Provider Burden, Lower Drug Prices
2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule finalized

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and final rule with comment period for the Quality Payment Program (QPP). While part of CMS’s broader

Partners Commit to Helping Kentucky Clinicians Successfully Participate in the Quality Payment Program

October 31st, 2017|

Partners Commit to Helping Kentucky Clinicians Successfully Participate in the Quality Payment Program

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS), Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), Kentucky Rural Healthcare Information Organization (KRHIO), Qsource — a member of atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) — and the University

What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care

October 31st, 2017|

What You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care
 

Studies show that most Americans agree that having a conversation about end of life (EOL) wishes is important, and the majority of those individuals would prefer to die in the home, if possible. Despite this, statistics show that the opposite is actually occurring. It is

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction

October 27th, 2017|

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction
Memphis, Tenn. – Clinton County, Indiana, will soon receive a boost in its ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The atom Alliance, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi; and AQAF in Alabama was recently named the

Get Social with atom Alliance

October 26th, 2017|

Get social with atom Alliance
We want to engage and interact with you on social media. atom Alliance posts daily updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We share videos on YouTube and educational images on Pinterest.

Get connected to healthcare quality improvement news, updates, hot topics, upcoming events, announcements and more when you follow us.

From doctors to

The Virtual Group Election Period is Now Open to Participate in MIPS in 2018

October 13th, 2017|

The Virtual Group Election Period is Now Open to Participate in MIPS in 2018
The Election Period is Now Open to Form a Virtual Group for the 2018 MIPS Performance Period

As proposed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, solo practitioners and groups can choose to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Now Available: Qualifying APM Participant Look-Up Tool

October 5th, 2017|

Now Available: Qualifying APM Participant Look-Up Tool
CMS has announced the results of the first Qualifying APM Participant (QP) determinations based on eligible clinician participation in the 2017 Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). They have unveiled an interactive look-up tool where many 2017 Advanced APM participants can look up their QP status based on calculations from

How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

October 3rd, 2017|

How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications
 

As a participant in atom Alliance’s collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. was able to lower the number of residents on antipsychotic medications.

“Our team looked at a couple reports from the past year, including our atom Alliance Composite Score report, and we