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FDA Launches New Antibiotic Tool

March 8th, 2018|

 
FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction

October 27th, 2017|

Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction
Memphis, Tenn. – Clinton County, Indiana, will soon receive a boost in its ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The atom Alliance, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi; and AQAF in Alabama was recently named the

CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies

July 26th, 2017|

CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries in 2018 and proposes a redesign of the payment system in 2019. The

Campaign Launched to Increase Advance Directives in Tennessee

April 21st, 2017|

Honoring Choices Tennessee has launched the AdvanceDirectivesTN initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans who have an advance directive for healthcare.

atom Alliance Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care

January 26th, 2017|

atom Alliance Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care
Originally posted by University of Mississippi Medical Center on September 26, 2016

A collaboration between the University of Mississippi School of Nursing and Information & Quality Healthcare, a member of the atom Alliance, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky,

Kentucky, Mississippi Nursing Homes Receive Assistance for Targeted Quality of Care Improvements

January 24th, 2017|

Kentucky, Mississippi Nursing Homes Receive Assistance for Targeted Quality of Care Improvements
Memphis, Tenn. –Several nursing homes in Kentucky and Mississippi will soon receive a boost in their ongoing effort to provide quality care for residents. The atom Alliance, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi;

New data: 49 states plus DC reduce avoidable hospital readmissions

September 14th, 2016|

New data: 49 states plus DC reduce avoidable hospital readmissions
The unfortunate experience of having to return to the hospital after recently being treated—or watching the same thing happen to a friend or family member—is all too common. Potentially avoidable hospital readmissions that occur within 30 days of a patient’s initial discharge are estimated to account

Turning the Tide on the Opioid Epidemic

August 31st, 2016|

The U.S. Surgeon General took historic action by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million healthcare practitioners and public health leaders. He is seeking help to address the prescription opioid crisis.

Read the letter. Take the pledge. And spread the word.

Go to www.TurnTheTideRx.org/join to join with clinicians from across the country in a simple

CMS Proposes to Test New Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models

March 9th, 2016|

CMS proposes to test new Medicare Part B prescription drug models to improve quality of care and deliver better value for Medicare beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to test new models to improve how Medicare Part B pays for prescription drugs and supports physicians and other clinicians in delivering higher quality care.

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Second Application Cycle Announcement

March 7th, 2016|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Innovation Center (CMS Innovation Center) is announcing the second and final round of applications for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.

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