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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

How Proper Foot Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve Quality of Life

July 3rd, 2017|

How Proper Foot Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve Quality of Life
 

In April, new Medicare claims data analyzed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) showed that non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEA) have been gradually increasing since 2009. LEAs are

Six Strategies to Help Reduce Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations Among Minority Populations

May 23rd, 2017|

Lower extremity amputation rates related to diabetes have been gradually increasing each year since 2009, says a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). The data, gathered from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, found that of

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.

Managing Diabetes to Keep Kidneys Healthy

March 8th, 2017|

Managing diabetes is an important part of keeping kidneys healthy, making March’s National Kidney Month observance the perfect time to promote kidney health to loved ones, patients and community.

Diabetes is the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure; Self-Management Classes Offered to Prevent Complications

February 26th, 2017|

Because almost half of people starting dialysis have kidney failure caused by diabetes, atom Alliance is encouraging people with diabetes to take steps to help keep their kidneys healthy.

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 Hosts Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG) at CMS

November 30th, 2016|

atom Alliance and Qsource visited by CMS’s Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG)
 

We welcomed Dennis Wagner from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to our headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. recently. While in Memphis, Wagner met with patients who are taking an active role in controlling diabetes by participating in atom Alliance’s

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

Women – Get Active to Prevent Heart Disease

September 26th, 2016|

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), lifestyle changes and healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day.

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