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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;

Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

September 29th, 2016|

Commitment to Person-Centered Care for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

It’s an experience millions of Americans go through each year, the difficult decisions we face when considering a long-term care facility for a loved one. We want to know that our family member will be safe, properly cared for, and receive the highest quality of care.

We

Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes Declining Regionally

September 26th, 2016|

MEMPHIS, TENN. — atom Alliance, a regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) working under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), reports steady progress in its second year of a multi-year effort to reduce unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications among nursing home residents in the states it serves. Across the atom Alliance region, which includes Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, program efforts resulted in a 12.9 percent relative improvement rate; reducing the unnecessary prescribing and use of antipsychotic medications from 22.67 in 2013 to 19.75 percent in 2015.

CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

August 11th, 2016|

CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and

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

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