Webinar: Understand the New Proposed Quality Payment Program
with guest speaker Dr. Lemeneh Tefera, 
 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
June 14, 2016
Success Story
Wellness Coordinators Focus Care 
on Patients' Mind and Body 
Unity Physician Partners and Centerstone Health Partners share the belief that a person's mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

This philosophy led them to create a partnership focused on providing care for medically underserved patients with physical and behavioral needs. To do this they established integrated care clinics that address a patient's whole health to achieve better outcomes, improve care coordination and develop a collaborative environment between the two groups that often see the same patients.

Strategic Innovation Engine Issues Call for Innovative Practices  

A call has been issued for innovative practices by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid's (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization program, which recently established the  Strategic Innovation Engine (SIE to help advance quality healthcare innovations. 

atom Alliance encourages you to submit a practice that is proven to achieve the three-part AIM of better care, healthier people and communities and smarter spending.
Six Part Dementia Webinar Series

In Session 2: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia, Dr. Paul Newhouse examines the characteristics and behavioral disturbances caused by dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

The six-part series "Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative" is a collaborative effort between Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Center for Quality Aging and atom Alliance.
atom Alliance Offers Resources and Speakers on New Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) have announced a new rule to establish key parts of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 

MACRA replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula by paying clinicians for the value and quality of care they provide.
The proposed rule would make these changes through a single framework called the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
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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. 16.A1.05.055