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5 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards

June 21st, 2017|

 
5 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards
Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private healthcare and financial information of Medicare

QIN-QIO, Atom Alliance, Featured in 2016 QIO Program Progress Report

June 2nd, 2017|

 

QIN-QIO, Atom Alliance, Featured in 2016 QIO Program Progress Report
CMS’ Annual Report Highlights QIN-QIOs’ contributions to national health quality improvement for Medicare beneficiaries

Memphis – Atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, is featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) newly released 2016

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans

May 30th, 2017|

 

New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans
New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard

Effort to Gather Data on Incidents of Nursing Home C. difficile Infections Reaches Nationwide Target

April 28th, 2017|

Effort to Gather Data on Incidents of Nursing Home C. difficile Infections Reaches Nationwide Target

McLean, Virginia – Quality Innovation Networks (QIN), which are comprised of regionally-focused Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) across the country, have reached their target of enrolling 2,336 nursing homes in the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

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.

Accountable Health Communities Model Selects 32 Participants to Serve as Local ‘Hubs’

April 10th, 2017|

 

Accountable Health Communities Model Selects 32 Participants to Serve as Local ‘Hubs’ Linking Clinical and Community Services

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applications for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (Innovation Center) Accountable Health Communities (AHC) model. Over a five-year period, CMS

Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

April 7th, 2017|

In November of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized new reporting regulations for participating long-term care facilities.

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Request for Applications and Open Door Forums

March 6th, 2017|

Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Request for Applications and Open Door Forums
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMS Innovation Center) released the Request for Applications (RFA) and Letter of Intent (LOI) for organizations interested in applying to the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model

Qsource Teams Up with Nursing School to Improve Long-Term Care

January 26th, 2017|

Qsource 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 Qsource, a five-state Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization providing services in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and

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 Qsource, a partnership between Memphis-based Qsource in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana; Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) in Mississippi; and