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Setting SMART Goals for the New Year

December 2nd, 2015|

Are you looking forward to a New Year and setting our goals now in anticipation that 2016 will be the year— the year that I run a 5k; the year that I lose 20 pounds; the year I meet the goal I set last year?

CMS Continues Shift from Volume to Results in Healthcare

November 25th, 2015|

Nearing the one year anniversary of the Administration’s announcement for the future of the Medicare program, including clear goals and a timeline for shifting Medicare payments from volume to value, CMS is actively working to turn the vision into reality.

In the Words of Donna Lee, Daughter

November 9th, 2015|

Families with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients Share Their Stories

I have a journal with ‘tidbits’ of things I remember to write down. Recently, someone from Choices, the Commission on Aging, was at my house for an evaluation. She asked Mom her name and after some time I repeated the question.

Bust These 7 Medication Myths

November 6th, 2015|

Medication errors are a leading cause of preventable harm for people aged 65 and over. They often take many prescription medications and see several types of doctors. This increases their risk of drug interactions and complications.

Kentucky Collaboration Promotes Patient Portal Usage

October 22nd, 2015|

Data-driven health care is the focus of Kentucky’s Meaningful Use Workgroup, a committee of local health care organizations with a shared goal of supporting the statewide adoption of health information technology (HIT) across all care settings.

A Personal Reflection for Healthcare Quality Week

October 20th, 2015|

I believe that healthcare quality and Healthcare Quality Week (Oct 18-24) likely mean very different things to people depending on their age, experiences and expectations. Some might say that healthcare quality is ensuring a safe, affordable accessible system of care. Others might suggest that healthcare quality simply means that your doctor and staff are

Remember and Serve – National Day of Service is September 11

September 8th, 2015|

September 11th is the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans will unite in community service to commemorate the remarkable public service done after the 9/11 attacks. atom Alliance encourages you to serve your favorite charity on this day.

Half a Century of Medicare and Medicaid

August 18th, 2015|

Before Medicare and Medicaid were created 50 years ago, our nation was a very different place for many.

Seniors had to rely on strained savings or their families’ goodwill to get by. Those who had neither were left to a life of poverty and insecurity.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

August 14th, 2015|

The Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) is looking for Advisors for their Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council, or BFAC.

Growing Up With Medicare – Sue’s Story

August 13th, 2015|

I still remember watching the news on TV 50 years ago, and seeing the signing of the new Medicare law. I was just 21.

President Lyndon Johnson was in Missouri with former President Harry Truman, who received the very first Medicare card. At the time, it didn’t even occur to me that it was anything that I would need or be using. What do I care when I’m 21?

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