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 earning URAC accreditation

AQAF has begun the accreditation process to become a URAC Comprehensive Independent Review Organization. “Choosing to seek URAC accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to excellence in peer review as well as our commitment to quality and accountability,” said D. Wesley Smith, MD, AQAF CEO.

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AQAF earning URAC accreditation

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

February is American Heart Month

This February is the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month. In his proclamation recognizing the event President Obama said, "To enjoy a “long and healthy life,” Americans should follow a few simple rules, especially those at higher risk of heart disease." The designation is aimed at increasing awareness that heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer, claiming more lives than an all forms of cancer combined. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States.

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