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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

  • The Virtual Group Election Period is Now Open to Participate in MIPS in 2018

    The Virtual Group Election Period is Now Open to Participate in MIPS in 2018

    The Virtual Group Election Period is Now Open to Participate in MIPS in 2018 The Election Period is Now Open to Form a Virtual Group for the 2018 MIPS Performance Period As proposed in the 2018 Quality Payment Program proposed rule, solo practitioners and groups can choose to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System… Read More »
  • How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

    How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

    How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications   As a participant in atom Alliance’s collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. was able to lower the number of residents on antipsychotic medications. “Our team looked at a couple reports from the past year, including our atom Alliance Composite Score report,… Read More »
  • Five State Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Medications

    Five State Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Medications

    Five State Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Medications   atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee, is working to improve safe medication use across the region. To facilitate the work, atom has convened a medication safety advisory board called TIMES (Team for Innovation in MEdication Safety). The… Read More »
  • Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers

    Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers

    Making Data-Driven Health Information Available to Providers   atom Alliance—the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee—is collaborating with Kentucky’s Health Information Exchange (KHIE) and other statewide stakeholders to make data-driven health information available to providers. Through their partnership, a bold commitment was made to help 90 percent of… Read More »
  • What Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

    What Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

    What Primary Care Practitioners Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy   Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy (DSPN) is the most common cause of foot ulcers—a key factor for amputation. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases estimates neuropathy affects 60 to 70 percent of persons with diabetes in some form. DSPN often gets missed… Read More »



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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.