Success Story
atom Alliance Trains Diabetes Peer Educators  in Alabama and Four Other States 
Alabama has the fourth highest rate of adult diabetes in the nation. While the national average is 10.1 percent, Alabama is at 12.9 percent. However, the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) is taking strides to decrease this rate as part of the atom Alliance Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). 

Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), atom Alliance is working on the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) initiative in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. EDC provides Medicare beneficiaries living with diabetes and pre-diabetes an opportunity to participate in free diabetes self-management education (DSME) classes.

"Hiding in Plain Sight" New Resources for Undiagnosed Hypertension

Millions of people with hypertension are seen by healthcare providers each year, but many remain undiagnosed-essentially "hiding in plain sight" within clinical settings.

Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Nearly one out of three adults have hypertension, and almost half do not have the condition under control. 

Learn how you can diagnose more patients in your clinical setting.

Changing Behaviors is Recommended for Improving Dementia

Dr. Warren Taylor addresses pharmacologic interventions and provides insight into how polytherapy can affect patients with dementia in Session 3 of the On-Demand Learning six-part Web series, "Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative."

The series explores the various aspects of dementia, the use of antipsychotic drugs and behavioral issues.

Podcast Series Takes Mystery Out of Quality Reporting Programs

Learn practical tips on how to successfully comply with reporting requirements to avoid negative payment adjustments in 2018 as part of the Physician Quality Reporting System. Our brief, two-part podcast "PQRS is a Four Letter Word" is available online.

Stay informed as Medicare transforms from a passive payer to an active purchaser of higher quality, more efficient healthcare.
    Read more  
  Read More 
     Read more
atom Alliance is social! 
Like and follow us today to stay connected.

SM_Facebook SM_Twitter SM_Linkedin SM_Pinterest

To view the archive or subscribe to these newsletters, go here.
Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana
3340 Players Club Pkwy
Suite 300
Memphis, TN 38125
2 Perimeter Park South
Suite 200 West
Birmingham, AL 35243
385B Highland Colony Pkwy
Suite 504
Ridgeland, MS 39157
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. 16.A1.06.070