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

Medicare Minutes

As a Medicare beneficiary you have many resources and services available to help you lead a healthier, happier life. AQAF, your Alabama QIO, champions beneficiary and family centered care by responding to your needs and quality of care concerns, and provides information to help you make the right decision about your health and health care. Watch our Medicare Minutes to learn more about how AQAF and the QIO program supports Medicare beneficiaries.

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Medicare Minutes

April is Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month (NMHM) is held annually to raise awareness of minority health disparities and to prompt the implementation of initiatives to address these disparities during the rest of the year. NMHM is an inclusive initiative that addresses the health needs of African- Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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April is Minority Health Month

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
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