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What You Need to Know About Hospice 
and Palliative Care
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. atom Alliance encourages healthcare providers to share information about hospice and palliative care services with patients. 

Studies show that most Americans agree that having a conversation about end of life wishes is important, and the majority of those individuals would prefer to die in the home, if possible. Despite this, statistics show that the opposite is actually occurring. It is estimated that only 33 percent of people are having end of life discussions and that 70 percent are dying in a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility.

Upcoming Events

MIPS Question and Answer Town Hall Event for Small Practices and Solo Practitioners  (Offered twice)

View our upcoming atom webinars page and our calendar page for more details.
Indiana County Receives Assistance for Targeted Opioid Reduction
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Partners Helping Kentucky Clinicians in the Quality Payment Program
atom Alliance was recently named the recipient of a Special Innovation Project (SIP), awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to work collaboratively with IU Hospital Frankfort and physicians in Clinton County to decrease opioid use in  Clinton County, Indiana.
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Key healthcare stakeholders are collaborating with atom Alliance to spread awareness and provide the necessary resources and technical assistance to ensure Kentucky clinicians meet Quality Payment Program reporting requirements.

Featured Resource
Guiding Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

These Guiding Principles aim to identify and synthesize areas of general agreement among existing guidelines to help guide primary care providers and healthcare teams to deliver quality care to adults with or at risk for diabetes.

Featured On-Demand Learning
Immunization: Myths, Reasons and Guidelines for Adult Immunizations

Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP, addresses the question of why flu vaccinations are important, specifically for health care professionals and debunks several myths regarding the flu, replacing those myths with facts. 

Featured Resource
Care About Older Adults? Care About Flu!

Watch and share this public service announcement about flu in older adults.

Q uality Payment Program  Assistance Available
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 17.A1.04.017