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Through atom Alliance, AQAF in Alabama, IQH in Mississippi and Qsource in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, brings providers, patients and stakeholders together at the local level to learn from each other, use data to drive improvement and help people be more active participants in their healthcare.

atom Alliance addresses some of the nation’s most pressing needs:

  • improving healthcare delivery in nursing homes,
  • increasing access to high quality, integrated behavioral healthcare,
  • tackling the opioid epidemic,
  • improving chronic disease self-management through patient-centered approaches,
  • reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, and
  • keeping patients and families safe throughout the healthcare journey.

Blogs

  • Seeking Volunteer Healthcare Consumers

    Seeking Volunteer Healthcare Consumers

    Seeking Volunteer Healthcare Consumers The atom Alliance is developing a volunteer network designed to engage Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers in the CMS quality improvement work. We plan to recruit at least 3-5 consumers/patients who are on Medicare or their caregivers for each of the communities where we are striving to improve health and healthcare. They…
  • Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

    Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

    Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes All staff members in a nursing home play an important role in keeping residents safe from infections. They should know some basics about the germs (like bacteria and viruses) which cause infections. They should also know steps they can take to prevent the spread of germs…
  • Recipe for Success: Alabama

    Recipe for Success: Alabama

    Recipe for Success: Alabama’s Quality Improvement Organization Spreads Community-Based DSME To Ninety-Three Percent of Counties Across State The CDC reported in 2014 that the rate of diabetes among US adults was 9.0 percent. Alabama’s rate was significantly higher. Alabama had the third highest rate of diabetes in the nation, at 11.1 percent (CDC, 2014). The…
  • Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach

    Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach

    Fighting Back Against Opioid Misuse: A Hospital and Community-Based Approach Frankfort, Indiana – population 15,900 is the seat of Clinton County – population 32,000. This family friendly rural county relies on its local hospital, healthcare providers, and its significant manufacturing and industrial employers. It also ranked 3rd highest in the state for Emergency Department (ED)…
  • Improving the Health Status of Rural Communities in Kentucky

    Improving the Health Status of Rural Communities in Kentucky

    Improving the Health Status of Rural Communities in Kentucky Heart disease and stroke are among the top causes of death for all Americans, and people with diabetes have a 1.8 to 3 times greater risk of having a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke rates are highest from the Southeast to Michigan. Kentucky is in the…



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Review Notice
Effective June 8, 2019, Medicare beneficiary quality review case work and appeals for Medicare beneficiaries in AL, KY, MS and TN will be conducted by KEPRO 1-888-317-0751. Beneficiaries living in IN should contact Livanta 1-888-524-9900 for all appeal requests and Quality of Care concerns.