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Q&A with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

March 19th, 2018|

Q&A with CMS Administrator Seema Verma
Seema Verma was sworn in as the 15th Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on March 14, 2017. She brings deep experience in health care policy, Medicaid, insurance and public health to her role at CMS.

Administrator Verma is committed to empowering patients to take ownership of

Five State Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Medications

October 2nd, 2017|

Five State Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Medications
 

atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee, is working to improve safe medication use across the region. To facilitate the work, atom has convened a medication safety advisory board called TIMES (Team for Innovation in MEdication Safety). The group

Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers

September 27th, 2017|

Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers
 

atom Alliance—the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee—is collaborating with Kentucky’s Health Information Exchange (KHIE) and other statewide stakeholders to make data-driven health information available to providers.

Through their partnership, a bold commitment was made to help 90 percent of eligible clinicians

Q&A with Megan Fisher: Quality Payment Program

September 14th, 2017|

Q&A with Megan Fisher: Quality Payment Program
 

Megan Fisher, RN, MSN, MBA is a nurse consultant at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Her primary responsibilities include serving as the subject matter expert for Quality Reporting for the CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program’s Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs). Fisher also works

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

Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS Online Course

July 25th, 2017|

Now Available: Accredited Online Course – Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category
A new, online and self-paced overview course on the Quality Payment Program is now available through the MLN Learning Management System. Learners will receive information on:

The Improvement Activities performance category requirements, and how this category fits into

QPP Updates July 2017

July 3rd, 2017|

QPP Updates July 2017
Upcoming Webinars

Quality Payment Program (QPP) NPRM CY 2018 Webinar
July 13, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm CT
Quality Payment Program 101: An Overview
July 19, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm CT

Get to Know Your Registry
CMS recently provided a  list of qualified registries eligible clinicians can use to report 2017 MIPS data. Clinicians and groups planning to submit data

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.

Sign up for CMS study to receive CPIA credit

January 4th, 2017|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) Study, as outlined in the MACRA final rule.

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.

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