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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;

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.

Bridging the Healthcare Digital Divide: Improving Connectivity Among Medicaid Providers

March 4th, 2016|

The great promise of technology is to bring information to our fingertips, connect us to one another, improve our productivity, and create a platform for the next generation of innovations.

HHS Reaches Goal of Tying 30 Percent of Medicare Payments to Quality

March 4th, 2016|

A major milestone in the effort to improve quality and pay providers for what works

20 Million People Have Gained Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act

March 4th, 2016|

More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010

More Than 10 Million People with Medicare Have Saved over $20 Billion on Prescription Drugs Since 2010

February 9th, 2016|

The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to save on prescription drugs and see improved benefits in 2015 as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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