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  • An Unlikely Advocate: A Caregiver Finds atom Alliance After Opioid Overdose
    by Lindsey Jett, CPht atom Alliance is working with providers and patients throughout the state of Tennessee to increase awareness and education around the opioid epidemic that is facing our state and our nation. We are working with beneficiaries and their families, as well as community healthcare providers, to reduce opioid use in Tennessee. Through… […]
  • Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare Website – New Measures Added
    Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare Website – New Measures Added This fact sheet contains information about the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Compare website that was refreshed with new quality measures added on December 12, 2017. Why is this information being released? Section 3004(a) of the Affordable Care Act established the LTCH Quality Reporting Program (QRP)… […]
  • Health Literacy Resources for Older Adult Caregivers
    Caregivers for older adults may have vast responsibilities, depending on the older adults’ needs. Caregivers can influence health decisions older adults make or the decisions other people make about older adults. Because of this influence and responsibility, they need skills to support complicated medical conditions and take advantage of opportunities to help older adults with… […]
  • INTERACT Helps Coordinate Care
    Hospital readmissions are traumatizing and disruptive to the lives of patients and families. Nationwide, almost a quarter of all patients with Medicare return to the hospital within one month of discharge. Seventy-five percent of Medicare hospital readmissions (4.4 million) may be preventable, potentially saving up to $12 billion in annual Medicare spending. More than 50… […]
  • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) Course
    Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) Course A new Quality Payment Program 2017: Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advancing Care Information (ACI) Performance Category Web-Based Training (WBT) course is available through the MLN LMS. Learn about: Base, performance, and bonus score reporting requirements for Advancing Care Information… […]
  • How to Increase Flu Vaccination Among Long-Term Care Workers
    Long-term care healthcare personnel (HCP) are encouraged to get their flu shots to protect not only themselves from getting sick, but also their coworkers, patients and families. There are several proven ways to improve HCP influenza vaccination rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a web page of helpful resources to increase… […]
  • It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine
      It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine This December, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season.… […]
  • Clean Hands Count for National Hand Washing Awareness Week
      Clean Hands Count for National Hand Washing Awareness Week Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less… […]
  • 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
      2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults From the American Heart Association The 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults co-led by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association has been released. High blood pressure… […]
  • How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice
    How atom Alliance Is Helping Transform Clinical Practice The U.S. healthcare system is rapidly moving from a volume driven, primarily fee-for-service model to integrated care models that incorporate a variety of innovative payment structures. atom Alliance is playing an important role in that transformation. The national Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) assists clinicians in changing… […]