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  • Protected: Tennessee Home Health Provider Improves Cardio Care, Achieving Milestone 4 in National Initiative
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  • CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program updates to increase flexibility and reduce burdens
      CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program updates to increase flexibility and reduce burdens Proposed rule aims to simplify reporting requirements and offer support for doctors and clinicians in 2018   Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program… […]
  • 5 Ways for Healthcare Providers to Get Ready for New Medicare Cards
      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… […]
  • QIN-QIO, Atom Alliance, Featured in 2016 QIO Program Progress Report
      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… […]
  • Speaker Bio: Justin Young
    Justin Young, RN-BSN Quality Improvement Advisor Young is a Registered Nurse with a strong clinical and education background. He served as Emergency Department shift leader where he was responsible for managing and overseeing clinical support staff to ensure the highest quality of care to critically ill patients. In addition to his clinical experience, Young served… […]
  • New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans
      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,… […]
  • A Retired Nurse Shares Her Thoughts on Antibiotic Stewardship
    Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they must be used wisely. They have saved so many people and can continue to do so if we use them the right way. People need to develop a healthy respect for these powerful drugs. And accept that sometimes, being sick is just part of being human. Marcia Rasner is a… […]
  • 8 Ways to Know if You Should Participate in the Quality Payment Program
    You may have heard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians should take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS is an important part of the new Quality Payment Program. The Quality Payment Program works to make Medicare better by keeping patients… […]
  • Six Strategies to Help Reduce Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations Among Minority Populations
    Lower extremity amputation rates related to diabetes have been gradually increasing each year since 2009, says a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). The data, gathered from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, found that of the… […]