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Alliant Quality is the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions, which is the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Alliant Quality is the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions, which is the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Participants receive a $50 gift card by completing the survey.

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Alliant is working with the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and Morehouse School of Medicine to examine the adoption and use of Digital Health Tools (DHTs) by primary care clinicians in your state.

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Alliant is working with the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) and Morehouse School of Medicine to examine the adoption and use of Digital Health Tools (DHTs) by primary care clinicians in your state.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit — Medical centers, clinics, and clinicians can use or adapt these ready-made materials to build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare teams and staff. This toolkit also provides resources that can be used to educate patients and answer questions about the vaccines.

Click here to access the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations.

Best Practices on Vaccine Storage and Handling – An Addendum with best practices and other resources has been added to CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit to assist COVID-19 vaccination providers with proper storage and handling of COVID-19 vaccines and aims to help providers meet the requirements of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement. The Addendum will be updated with specific information for each COVID-19 product. You may sign up for email updates anytime the toolkit is updated.

COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module for HCP – A new web-on-demand module, COVID-19 Vaccine Training Module for Healthcare Providers, is now available for healthcare providers who will be administering COVID-19 vaccine. The training includes information about COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations, vaccine safety, and general information about vaccine storage, handling, administration, and reporting.

Click here to access our COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Breaking Down the Acronym – What is a QIN-QIO?

Alliant Health Solutions is a QIN-QIO and Alliant Quality is the quality improvement services group of Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), but what does that mean? Tune in as the executive director of Alliant Quality, Linda Kluge, shares what makes Alliant different and how QIN-QIO's are impacting the health industry.

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News and Announcements

April 8, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 25: How ESRD Network of Texas is Increasing Awareness about the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of Texas, Inc. works to assure healthcare security for ESRD patients in Texas, as well as be a...

April 6, 2021

New Opportunity to Provide Feedback & Learn About a Human-Centered Design (HCD) Approach to Hospital Quality Reporting

CMS is investing in modernizing the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) site with a human-centered design (HCD) approach to improve the user experience of HQR /...

April 5, 2021

NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and...

April 1, 2021

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day

The National Council on Aging is having its 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Symposium on May 6, 2021. Go to: https://connect.ncoa.org/oamhad for more...

March 25, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 24: The Challenges Providers Face when Providing Substance Use Disorder Services

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that an estimated 20 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder, including...

March 25, 2021

Alliant Health Solutions Joins National COVID-19 Network to Build Resilience Against Pandemic Among Racial, Ethnic Minority and Rural Populations

Nearly 40 national partner organizations band together to bring communities culturally appropriate information and health services. ATLANTA, GA – Alliant Health Solutions joined Morehouse School...

March 11, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 23: A COVID Vaccination Story: Why Two People with Chronic Conditions Decided to Get Vaccinated

Do you or someone you know have a chronic condition and are still weighing your options on whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Meet Holly...

March 10, 2021

CMS Nursing Home Visitation Guidelines

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued updated guidance today for nursing...

March 10, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Agile Leadership

Written by Melody “Mel” Brown, Patient Safety Aim Lead The COVID-19 pandemic has taught that we should expect the unexpected and change is inevitable. Over...

March 1, 2021

Leadership Lessons: Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines.

This month’s leadership lesson is from Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA, Alliant Quality Aim Lead for Care Transitions. Priorities & Strategies of the New CDC Director, Rochelle...

February 25, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 22: How Alliant ASO’s Work in Analyzing Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment Plans is Helping Families of Children with Autism

According to the Autism Speaks, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The methods of behavior analysis have...

February 11, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 21: Addressing the Increasing Need for ESRD and Dialysis Nurses

According to the United States Renal Data System’s Annual Data Report, the incidence of kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation for end stage renal disease (ESRD) in...

January 29, 2021

Hospital Quality Improvement Leadership Corner: Georgia Hospital Association

As we embark on the Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC), the latest CMS quality initiative, we are once again reminded of the importance of leadership...

January 29, 2021

Leadership Lesson: COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance

This month’s leadership lesson is from Pauline Kinney, RN, MA, LNHA, Senior Director of Healthcare Quality Improvement. As a leader in health care charged with...

January 28, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 20: A Patient’s Story: How A Chronic Condition Led to Chronic Kidney Disease and How He Overcame It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Disease, more than 37 million American adults may have chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease means...

January 14, 2021

AHS Podcast Episode 19: How ESRD Network 8 Promotes Positive Change for Kidney Patients

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi, and providing services on behalf of the Centers...

January 4, 2021

Leadership Lesson: Lessons from 2020 and Looking Toward the New Year for Success

This month’s leadership lesson is from Jeana Partington, MS, BSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, Program Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health...

December 31, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 18 – The Top 5 Things Providers Can Do to Improve Behavioral Health Services to Youth in Foster Care

In 2019, there were 423,997 children in foster care, with the average age of the child being 8 years old.  Although they make up only...

December 17, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 17 – Benefits and Challenges of Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health Services

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been a 2600% increase in use of telemedicine, resulting in 34.5 million visits. According to a technical brief...

December 14, 2020

2020 Year-End Video

We know 2020 has been a challenging year, and there’s still a lot of work ahead. But 2020 has also shown us that when we...

December 7, 2020

Leadership Lesson: Finding Grace & Peace in Troubled Times, Taking Care of Yourself & Caring for Others

This month’s leadership lesson is from JoVonn Givens, MPH, Task Order Director at Alliant Quality, the quality improvement group of Alliant Health Solutions, the QIN-QIO...

December 3, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 16 – Benefits of Home Dialysis Treatment

The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8 in Mississippi has over 13% of patients on a home dialysis plan, which is above the national...

November 19, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 15 – How Peer Consultants Make Healthcare Better

Alliant Health Solution’s peer consultants utilize their expertise to improve patient outcomes, foster continuous improvement in health care and creating a culture of accountability and...

November 5, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 14 – Provider Benefits of Encouraging Annual Wellness Visits

Despite their value, Medicare annual wellness visits are healthcare services that are underused.  A Medicare annual wellness visit can provide an important opportunity to assess a...

November 2, 2020

Leadership Lesson: The “Art” of Intentional and Purposeful Meetings by Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA

COVID-19 has resulted in any number of additional meetings to what can already be meeting packed days; emergency preparedness meetings, pandemic response meetings, virtual meetings...

November 2, 2020

FBI, DHS, HHS Warn of Imminent, Credible Ransomware Threat Against U.S. Hospitals

On Monday, Oct. 26, KrebsOnSecurity began following up on a tip from a reliable source that an aggressive Russian cybercriminal gang known for deploying ransomware...

October 22, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 13 – How Alliant is Supporting Nursing Homes During the COVID Pandemic

COVID-19 has impacted thousands of nursing homes throughout the United States. The impact has led health experts and the federal government to call on increased...

October 22, 2020

Alliant Health Solutions to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Atlanta, GA – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a four-year contract to Alliant Health Solutions to serve as a Hospital...

October 8, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 12 – Managing Stress to Prevent Burnout

The emergence of COVID-19 and dealing with all of the change associated with the virus has been stressful for many. Healthcare staff have been traumatized...

October 2, 2020

Leadership Lesson: Building Team/Staff Resilience & Cohesion Through Joy

This month’s leadership lesson is from Leighann Sauls, Program Director at Alliant Quality for Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee. I recently attended a call...

September 28, 2020

Alliant Health Solutions Named One of the “Best Places to Work” for Ninth Time in 12 Years

(ATLANTA) – Alliant Health Solutions (AHS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value of health care, has been named one of...

September 25, 2020

Upgrade SAMS Access to Utilize New Point of Care Laboratory Reporting Pathway in NHSN

Key Points CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network will release a new reporting pathway on October 15, 2020 to help nursing homes and long-term care facilities...

September 24, 2020

AHS Podcast 11: How the End Stage Renal Disease Networks are Bridging the Gap Between Dialysis and Transplant Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected Alliant Quality through its affiliates to provide quality improvement andinterventions for the Medicare ESRD program. The...

September 10, 2020

AHS Podcast 10: How COVID-19 is Triggering an Increased Need for Behavioral Health Services

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year and one in five adults in...

August 31, 2020

Leadership Lessons from the Field: September 2020 – Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

Quotes can inspire us. They can get us thinking on our work in a different way.  The phrase, “You can’t read the label from inside...

August 27, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 9 – The Emergence of Telemedicine in Primary Care

Telehealth and telemedicine have emerged as the new way to do healthcare. They are now a must-have for both healthcare professionals and patients during these...

August 13, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode 8 – How Alliant Uses Information Technology to Help Make Health Care Better

Alliant Health Solutions is anchored in being clinician led, technology driven and customer focused. Tune in as Alliant’s Chief Information Officer, John Slaughter shares how...

August 6, 2020

Alliant Quality Shares and Cares Newsletter – August 2020

This is the third issue of the monthly Alliant Quality newsletter – a monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions....

July 30, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode #7 – The Differences Between Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

Dialysis is defined as a treatment that takes over kidney functions when those organs stop doing their jobs. Patients need dialysis when they develop kidney...

July 23, 2020

Leadership Lessons from the Field: July 2020 – Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

We are grateful that we still are a resource for our community and that all of our staff want to continue to work even those...

July 16, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode #6 – Why Data Matters – The Top Three Ways Data is Critical to Our Work

Alliant is a data driven, clinically led company with a mission to make health care better. We provide data to our partners to help them...

July 2, 2020

AHS Podcast Episode #5 – The Impact of Community Coalitions

A Community Coalition is an alliance of organizations, groups, and agencies that come together to work toward a common goal, such as reducing avoidable hospital...

July 1, 2020

Alliant Quality Shares and Cares Newsletter – July 2020

This is the second issue of the monthly Alliant Quality newsletter – a monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions....

June 22, 2020

Leadership Lessons from the Field: June 2020 – Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

Be forward thinking in emotional support for our staff, communities and families as we move through the virus emergency and into our new normal. Plan...

June 5, 2020

Alliant Quality Shares and Cares Newsletter – June 2020

This is the first issue of the monthly Alliant Quality newsletter – a monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions....

May 14, 2020

Leadership Lessons from the Field: May 2020 – Words of Advice from Leaders on the Front Lines

Maintaining morale & strategies for keeping employees motivated during COVID-19 Continuously communicate importance of their role as ‘first responders.’ Foster camaraderie – ‘we are in...

March 4, 2020

Alliant Health Solutions Launches the “Making Health Care Better” Podcast Series

Quality health care should be provided to all. Every other Thursday, join Alliant Health Solutions as they interview guests committed to making health care better....

February 5, 2020

SAVE THE DATES: Alliant Quality 2020 Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event Schedule

Alliant Quality hosts monthly Learning and Action Network (LAN) events for our Nursing Home groups and Community Coalitions. A LAN is a group of health care professionals...

February 4, 2020

Download the SPACE Participation Agreement

The Southern Partners Action Collaborative for Excellence (SPACE) is a cooperative project between Alliant Quality and nursing homes. As a SPACE participant, your facility agrees...

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Alliant Quality currently serves seven states including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Behavioral Health

Alliant Quality has developed a learning and action network (LAN) of medical experts, community partners, physician practices, health care entities, and other stakeholders to improve the quality of behavioral health identification, intervention, referral and follow-up in primary care practices.

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Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is the Medicare Part B payment system that was established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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