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Quality Innovation Networks Awarded CMS Contracts to Assist Underserved and Rural Practices Preparing for MACRA
02 March 2017
From the American Health Quality Association (AHQA):
McLean, VA – Quality Improvement Networks (QIN) from across the country have been awarded contracts from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help providers in small practices and in underserved and rural areas, succeed in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP).
24 February 2017
BIRMINGHAM, February 23, 2017 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a contract to Qsource to help small practices in Tennessee and Alabama prepare for and participate in the new Quality Payment Program, established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)….
08 August 2016
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named AQAF CEO Wesley Smith, MD, and Liz Prosch, Vice President of Quality, to the board of examiners for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.
11 May 2016
Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF), a Birmingham, Alabama,-based private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and health care in Alabama, is entering into a strategic alliance with Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH), based in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
04 April 2016
Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) has received a new $18.5 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to test whether a new payment model for nursing facilities and practitioners will further reduce avoidable hospitalizations.
07 October 2015
15 September 2015
AQAF will be working on a four-year contract to improve the identification of behavioral health conditions among Medicare beneficiaries in primary care and care transitions settings.
03 September 2015
In observance of Healthy Aging Month the latest issue of QIO News focuses on how healthy lifestyles and preventive care contribute to healthy aging and enhanced quality of life.
25 August 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded additional funding to AQAF for its Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents.
20 August 2015
AQAF has earned provisional accreditation as a URAC Independent Review Organization.