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Adults Need Vaccinations Too: The Importance of Immunizations for Older Adults

September 5th, 2017|

Vaccination is important, because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications such as infants, young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.

Is the Contact Information Correct on Your Organization’s Medicare Notices?

July 25th, 2017|

Is the Contact Information Correct on Your Organization’s Medicare Notices?
Recently, it has come to the attention of KEPRO that some Medicare notices have incorrect contact information, including the Important Message from Medicare and the Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage. It is important that the correct information be on these notices, so that Medicare beneficiaries are

Unsteady on Your Feet?

March 16th, 2017|

If you sometimes feel unsteady, stagger when you try to walk, teeter or fall, you may have a balance disorder. You can help identify a balance problem by asking yourself some key questions before seeing a doctor.

Think Culturally, Provide Quality Care

January 3rd, 2017|

The Think Cultural Health (TCH) website is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact with healthcare providers.

atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

September 28th, 2016|

atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week
atom Alliance proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and others around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 16-22. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact our professionals have made in the field.

The atom Alliance Quality

Five Ways to Increase Disease Prevention Among Men

June 20th, 2016|

In honor of Men’s Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is sharing activities and resources to promote the importance of preventive health care in maintaining optimal health and ensuring early detection.

Transforming Health Care Through Innovative Practices

June 9th, 2016|

Although great strides have been made to improve healthcare quality, opportunities exist to transform the way healthcare is delivered.

SIE Issues Call for Innovative Practices

June 2nd, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization program has recently established the Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE) to help advance quality healthcare innovations. Its mission is to identify, evaluate and spread proven innovations to achieve the three-part aim of better care, healthier people and communities, and smarter spending.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

May 27th, 2016|

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.

10 Reasons to Follow Up with Your Doctor After Leaving the Hospital

April 18th, 2016|

 

It’s important to follow-up with your doctor after being discharged from the hospital.

Older Americans are admitted to the hospital more often than any other age group. Then, after they leave the hospital, one in five ends up back within 30 days. Most of the time, this is preventable.

Part of the problem is that people

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