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atom Alliance is a five-year, five-state initiative to ignite powerful and sustainable change in healthcare quality. Formed as a partnership between three leading healthcare consultancies, atom Alliance is working under contract to the CENTERS for MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) throughout Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee to improve quality and achieve better outcomes in health and healthcare and at lower costs for the patients and communities we serve.

Through atom Alliance, AQAF in Alabama, IQH in Mississippi and Qsource in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee are carrying out an exciting strategic plan, with programs in place to convene, teach and inform healthcare providers, engage and empower patients, and inspire, share knowledge and spread best practices with communities across the entire healthcare continuum. Join Us!

Three Aims, Better Health - atom Alliance
Better Health
Our focus is on promoting prevention activities, reducing cardiac disease and diabetes, reducing healthcare disparities and improving patient and family engagement.
Three Aims, Better Care - atom Alliance
Better Care
atom works on strategic, data-driven initiatives to reduce healthcare associated infections, reduce readmissions and medication errors, and improve care for patients.
Three Aims, Lower Cost - atom Alliance
Lower Costs
We provide technical assistance for improvement in CMS value-based purchasing programs, including the physician value-based modifier program.

Blogs

  • CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies

    CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies

    CMS Proposes 2018 and 2019 Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHAs) serving Medicare beneficiaries in 2018 and proposes a redesign of the payment system in 2019. The… Read More »
  • Is the Contact Information Correct on Your Organization’s Medicare Notices?

    Is the Contact Information Correct on Your Organization’s Medicare Notices?

    Is the Contact Information Correct on Your Organization’s Medicare Notices? Recently, it has come to the attention of KEPRO that some Medicare notices have incorrect contact information, including the Important Message from Medicare and the Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage. It is important that the correct information be on these notices, so that Medicare beneficiaries are… Read More »
  • Your Vaccine Recommendation Is a Critical Factor in Protecting Patient Health

    Your Vaccine Recommendation Is a Critical Factor in Protecting Patient Health

    Your Vaccine Recommendation Is a Critical Factor in Protecting Patient Health Patients trust you to give them the best counsel on how to protect their health. You know that immunization is an important preventive measure – but it’s unlikely that getting vaccinated is on the radar for your adult patients. Your strong recommendation is critical… Read More »
  • Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS Online Course

    Quality Payment Program 2017 MIPS Online Course

    Now Available: Accredited Online Course – Quality Payment Program 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System: Improvement Activities Performance Category A new, online and self-paced overview course on the Quality Payment Program is now available through the MLN Learning Management System. Learners will receive information on: The Improvement Activities performance category requirements, and how this category fits into… Read More »
  • Spreading Success: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care

    Spreading Success: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care

    Spreading Success: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly overprescribed for dementia patients in nursing homes. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General, 14 percent of older Americans living in nursing homes take at least one antipsychotic prescription. Moreover, 83 percent of Medicare… Read More »



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Review Notice
Medicare beneficiary quality review case work and appeals for atom Alliance states are now conducted by KEPRO. Medicare beneficiaries may contact KEPRO toll-free at 1-844-430-9504 for all appeal requests and Quality of Care concerns.