This is in line with the general QA system, and IIUM AQAF
works to educate healthcare providers and Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare information, when to get vaccinations, risk factors and warning signs for stroke and heart disease, breast cancer prevention methods, diabetes care, Medicare Rights, long term care, pneumonia, disparities and managed care.
An expert panel at AQAF that included 2 cardiologists, 2 internists and 1 family physician, identified LVF evaluation as a quality-indicator based on the AHRQ heart failure guideline recommendations.
Eleven Alabama acute-care hospitals participated in the original AQAF project.
In Hank Koehler, we have a manager whose talents can help AQAF set and achieve its goals; a professional who has worked on the national level to enhance the country's health care industry; and a visionary who anticipates the needs faced by both health care's beneficiaries and providers," Faulkner said.
First, to protect and improve the care for Medicare beneficiaries; second, to protect the investment CMS has made with AQAF; third, to help AQAF continue its success as the QIO for the state of Alabama; and fourth, to provide opportunities for each AQAF employee to reach their desired professional potential.
AQAF has been designated by the CMS as Alabama's QIO.