Welcome to AQAF

Welcome to AQAF

We are a non-profit business working to improve healthcare quality. The patient is at the center of everything we do. We achieve our objective in two ways. One, we give patients the tools to be better informed and to actively participate in their own healthcare. And two, we give providers the technical assistance they need to deliver safe, effective and efficient care. This is our mission and we are passionate about it. Take a tour of our web site to see what we can do for you.

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Welcome to AQAF

Groundbreaking nursing home project

Through a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we are working to protect nursing home residents from unnecessary hospitalizations. As one of only seven organizations in the nation selected for the “Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents,” we're partnering with 23 nursing homes in 14 Alabama counties.

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A $15.2M shot in the arm

AQAF begins new chapter in QI work

AQAF, Alabama’s long-time Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), will continue to lead healthcare quality improvement initiatives for the Medicare program in Alabama under a new redesigned five-year contract through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). AQAF will continue to work with Alabama providers to promote patient-centered care, make care safer and more affordable, and improve population health.

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AQAF begins new five-year quality improvement initiative

Strategic Alliance

AQAF of Alabama, IQH of Mississippi form strategic alliance. Newly formed management company to operate both organizations.

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AQAF of Alabama, IQH of Mississippi form strategic alliance

AQAF to Support Small Practices

Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF), in partnership with Qsource, will provide technical assistance in Alabama, authorized and funded under MACRA, bringing direct support to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in small practices with 15 or fewer clinicians, including small practices in rural locations, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas. The direct technical assistance is available immediately, free to all MIPS eligible clinicians, and will deliver support for up to a five-year period.

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AQAF Chosen to Provide Support for Small Practices in CMS Quality Payment Program
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