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How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice

November 13th, 2018|

How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice
The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly moving from a volume driven, primarily fee-for-service model to integrated care models that incorporate a variety of innovative payment structures. atom Alliance is playing an important role in that transformation.

The national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in changing the

Get Social with atom Alliance

September 27th, 2018|

Get social with atom Alliance
We want to engage and interact with you on social media. atom Alliance posts daily updates on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. We share videos on YouTube and educational images on Pinterest.

Get connected to healthcare quality improvement news, updates, hot topics, upcoming events, announcements and more when you follow us.

From doctors to

Questions Are The Answer

August 15th, 2018|

Questions Are The Answer
Help your patients get more involved in their healthcare by asking questions, talking with the healthcare team, and understanding their condition.

Research shows that patients who have a good relationship with their healthcare team receive better care and are more satisfied. Patients and families who engage with healthcare providers ask good questions and

Four Tips for Communicating with Patients with Hearing and Vision Impairments

July 26th, 2018|

 
Four Tips for Communicating with Patients with Hearing and Vision Impairments
According to data gathered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), seven percent of people with Medicare are blind or have low vision, and nearly 15 percent are Deaf or hard of hearing. Like those with limited English proficiency, the Deaf and

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download

May 25th, 2018|

2018 MIPS Playbook Ready for Download
A new resource is now available to help family physicians get engaged with — and succeed in — the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), one track of CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The 2018 MIPS Playbook is available to American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members free of charge.  This playbook

BFCC-QIOs Demonstrate How Immediate Advocacy Helps People with Medicare

March 21st, 2018|

BFCC-QIOs Demonstrate How Immediate Advocacy Helps People with Medicare
 

At the 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference, the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care National Coordinating Center (BFCC-NCC) and the two BFCC Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) shared highlights from Person and Family Engagement projects. The conference’s Gallery Walk included a poster describing

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

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