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October 8th, 2019|

Presentation for Download: Dr. R. Easterling (PDF)

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Hand-in-Hand: Opioid Misuse and Mental Health Challenges

September 11th, 2019|

Hand-in-Hand:
Opioid Misuse and Mental Health Challenges
Addiction loves company.  

Just ask the eight million U.S. adults diagnosed with both substance use disorder and mental illness. It should come as no surprise that there is a correlation between the two diagnoses. Behavioral health conditions — such as anxiety or depression and opioid use — generally go

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments

June 13th, 2019|

Taking the Anxiety Out of Security Risk Assessments
Preparing for and performing a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) can cause considerable anxiety, but not if you are prepared. Although the requirement for a Security Risk Assessment has been around since HIPAA was enacted in 2006, the implementation of Meaningful Use brought this requirement into the spotlight.

It

atom Alliance Provider Opioid Dashboards Gain National Interest

March 27th, 2019|

atom Alliance Provider Opioid Dashboards Garner National Interest
Through a series of customized dashboards developed by atom Alliance, providers can now get personalized insights for their opioid prescribing rates.

At the 2019 CMS Quality Conference, atom Alliance’s Amanda Ryan and Bart Prevallet presented examples of the dashboards and explained how providers can benchmark the information against

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities

October 3rd, 2018|

Understanding the Value of Improvement Activities
Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the Improvement Activity (IA) category is one of four components designed to evaluate processes in clinical practice such as ongoing care coordination, patient shared decision making, clinical safety practices, and expanded patient access. For the performance year 2018, MIPS clinicians have access

15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More on Improvement Activities

September 12th, 2018|

The MIPS Improvement Activities performance category gauges your participation in activities that improve clinical practice – such as ongoing care coordination, clinician and patient shared decision making, regularly using patient safety practices and expanding practice access.

In the 2018 performance period, MIPS eligible clinicians will be able to choose from 100+ activities to show their

Increasing Adult Immunization Rates

September 12th, 2018|

Adult immunization rates have remained low despite increased awareness and availability of adult vaccines.   To increase adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates, the atom Alliance works with providers, beneficiaries and communities to:

implement evidence-based practices and systems changes to improve routine assessment of patients’ vaccination status;
increase documentation of Medicare beneficiary immunization status in

Frequently Asked Questions

September 12th, 2018|

What is a QRUR and how is it used?

The QRUR is the Quality Resource and Use Report. It is on the CMS Enterprise Portal and had a lot of information on past performance for Quality and Cost. You need an EIDM account to log in. It will show you how your cost compares to

Hope at Any Age

September 11th, 2018|

Often when we think of recovery, the first images that come to mind may those of teens or middle age adults — perhaps a kid who got mixed up with the wrong crowd or a person who has been battling demons for a several years.

We rarely think about older adults age 65+. And that’s

Lost In His Skin_A Recovery Story

August 23rd, 2018|

Lost In His Skin: A Recovery Story
When our 16 year-old nephew arrived in our home last year, we had no idea he was haunted by several addictions. After all, we hadn’t seen him since he was a young boy. He’d been in and out of foster care for the last four years exposed to

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