Upcoming atom Alliance Events

04/05/2019IQH Spring 2019 Quality SummitVariousLive Onsite Event Go

Partner Events

11:00am-12:00pm ET
Quality Payment Program - MIPS Question and Answer Town Hall Event for Solo and Small Group PracticesQuality Payment ProgramAs small practices and solo practitioners prepare to submit their 2018 MIPS data while also preparing for MIPS Year 3, we understand that you may have unique challenges and questions. Understanding how small practices performed in previous years may help you better prepare for MIPS this year. This event features a panel of experts that understand MIPS and work regularly with small practices to help them succeed in MIPS. Join us for an open Question and Answer Town Hall event where panelists will present preliminary 2017 conclusions about small practice participation in MIPS and answer frequently asked questions by small group practices—including questions posed by people registering for the event and those participants during the event.

Participants will learn:
Answers to common MIPS questions asked by small group practices
Practical tips for addressing frequent challenges encountered by solo and small group practices
How the Final Rule will affect small group practices for 2019
How to avoid a penalty even if your practice does not use an EHR
How to access Free technical assistance resources available from CMS or a local Technical Assistance Organization funded by CMS
12:00pm-1:00pm ET
Using the 2018 ACC-AHA Multi-Society Guidelines to Prevent Heart Attack and StrokeNeil J. Stone MD, MACP, FACC, FAHA
Bonow Professor of Medicine in Preventive Cardiology
Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
During this session, Dr. Neil Stone from the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, will review the 2018 ACC-AHA Multi-Society Guidelines for more effective primary prevention of heart attack and stroke.

1. Understand how to use non-fasting as well as fasting samples for screening
2. Use LDL-C ≥ 190 mg/dl and diabetes mellitus in adults 40-75 with LDL-C ≥ 70 mg/dL
as markers for those at high risk who don’t need 10-year risk estimation for statin treatment
3. Learn the tools needed for shared decision-making regarding statins in adults 40-75 years; eg 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk scoring, enhancing factors such as family history, CKD, metabolic syndrome and LDL-C ≥ 160 mg/dl, coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring
4. Review the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol Initiative and Recognition Program
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
SAMHSA Webinar: Improving Opioid Misuse Prevention Literacy Between Older Adults and Health Care ProvidersDavid Lamont Wilson, NPW 2019 Coordinator, SAMHSA
Jennifer Solomon, MA, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA
Kathleen A. Cameron, MPH, Senior Director, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging
Research suggests that substance misuse, especially opioid misuse, is a growing public health issue within the nation’s older adult population. Health challenges associated with aging, such as arthritis-related pain, back pain, or recovery from an injury or surgery, are leading more adults age 50 and older to seek prescriptions for opioid medications.

Patients, their caregivers, and health care providers need to know what questions to ask about opioids to improve health literacy regarding the substances. By improving health literacy, we can develop an effective prevention strategy for addressing the opioid crisis among older adults, including by helping them make more informed, healthier choices regarding their prescription drug use.