atom Alliance


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.


  • atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

    atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week

    atom Alliance Celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week atom Alliance proudly joins the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and others around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 16-22. The week brings greater recognition for the healthcare quality profession and the contributions and impact our professionals have made in the field. The atom Alliance… Read More »
  • INTERACT Helps Coordinate Care

    INTERACT Helps Coordinate Care

    Hospital readmissions are traumatizing and disruptive to the lives of patients and families. Nationwide, almost a quarter of all patients with Medicare return to the hospital within one month of discharge. Read More »
  • Women – Get Active to Prevent Heart Disease

    Women – Get Active to Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), lifestyle changes and healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day. Read More »
  • Medication Review and Being Proactive

    Medication Review and Being Proactive

    atom Alliance Patient Advisory Council Profile Medication Review and Being Proactive Key to Preventing Adverse Drug Events By the time his wife died, Bill Gossard could tell time by what pill she had to take. There was the morning pill. The mid-morning pill. The take-with-food pill. The it-hurts-so-bad pill. The I-can’t-sleep pill.   By the end… Read More »
  • How to Increase Flu Vaccination Among Long-Term Care Workers

    How to Increase Flu Vaccination Among Long-Term Care Workers

    Long-term care healthcare personnel (HCP) are encouraged to get their flu shots to protect not only themselves from getting sick, but also their coworkers, patients and families. 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.