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MIPS Countdown – 5 Weeks

February 23rd, 2018|

Just 5 weeks left to avoid the penalty.

Do you know how much money you will lose if you don’t report your MIPS data?

The deadline is fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance period to CMS. Eligible clinicians must submit before March 31, 2018 to

Diabetic Self-Management Training Accreditation Program

February 20th, 2018|

Diabetic Self-Management Training Accreditation Program: New Webpage and Helpdesk

Medicare covers Diabetic Self-Management Training (DSMT) services furnished to beneficiaries with diabetes by certified providers. Visit the new DSMT Accreditation Program webpage for information on the certification process and accrediting organizations. Providers, patients, accrediting organizations, and stakeholders: Contact the new helpdesk at DSMTAccreditations@cms.hhs.gov to submit questions

Improving Quality Measures in atom Alliance Nursing Homes

January 25th, 2018|

When it comes to Composite Scores, the lower the better. Scores are comprised of 13 long-stay quality measures. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has set a national goal for nursing homes to achieve a 6.00 or less.

Bringing Diabetes Education to Rural Indiana

January 25th, 2018|

Franciscan Health offers ‎American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes self- management education (DSME) at their Healthy Living Center in Lafayette, Indiana, but this important type of education was limited in the counties surrounding the hospital.

An Unlikely Advocate: A Caregiver Finds atom Alliance After Opioid Overdose

January 5th, 2018|

by Lindsey Jett, CPht

atom Alliance is working with providers and patients throughout the state of Tennessee to increase awareness and education around the opioid epidemic that is facing our state and our nation. We are working with beneficiaries and their families, as well as community healthcare providers, to reduce opioid use in Tennessee.

Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare Website – New Measures Added

December 13th, 2017|

Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare Website – New Measures Added
This fact sheet contains information about the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare website that was refreshed with new quality measures added on December 12, 2017.

Why is this information being released?

Section 3004(a) of the Affordable Care Act established the LTCH Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) Course

December 4th, 2017|

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) Course

A new Quality Payment Program 2017: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) course is available through the MLN LMS. Learn about:

Base, performance, and bonus score reporting requirements for
Advancing Care Information performance category

How to Increase Flu Vaccination Among Long-Term Care Workers

December 4th, 2017|

Long-term care healthcare personnel (HCP) are encouraged to get their flu shots to protect not only themselves from getting sick, but also their coworkers, patients and families.

It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

November 30th, 2017|

 
It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

This December, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. While

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