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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 healthcare quality, accessibility and outcomes, while driving down costs.

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. We are leading the movement to reduce administrative burden for clinicians and put patients first. 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

  • Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events Anticoagulant medications such as warfarin and heparin are among the most common medications that cause complications for people in the hospital, according to the American Journal of Medicine. But maximizing communications across the care continuum and engaging patients and family members can prevent these life-threatening events. atom…
  • Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department Visits Decline Following Sickle Cell Education

    Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department Visits Decline Following Sickle Cell Education

    Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department Visits Decline Following Sickle Cell Education A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) special innovation project to improve acute pain management in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients that originated in Memphis, TN will be is being expanded to a national scale. The project which is a collaborative effort between the…
  • Take the Test For Diabetes Alert Day

    Take the Test For Diabetes Alert Day

    Take the Test for Diabetes Alert Day The American Diabetes Association Alert Day serves as a “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association encourages people to join the movement to Stop Diabetes® by taking the Diabetes Risk Test and finding out if they, or their loved…
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun

    Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun

    Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun atom Alliance created a word search puzzle with common terms related to antibiotic stewardship. The word search includes a glossary on the back page to educate patients and answer questions about the terms they are searching for on the front page. The word search is…
  • 4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse

    4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse

    4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 130 people die every day from opioid overdose — both from prescription and illicit drugs — and at least half of all deaths involve a prescription opioid. Opioid abuse was a central focus of the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…



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  • Protecting the Health and Safety of all Americans

    Protecting the Health and Safety of all Americans

      Protecting the Health and Safety of all Americans Despite stringent safeguards, alarming stories continue to be reported about people, including some of our most vulnerable individuals, who have experienced harm in healthcare settings …
  • CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

    CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality

      CMS Updates Consumer Resources for Comparing Hospital Quality The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated hospital performance data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to empower patients, families, and …
  • CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform

    CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform

    CMS Launches Podcast to Reach Stakeholders via Modern Platform New podcast “CMS: Beyond the Policy” offers regular episodes that discuss agency updates and policies in a user-friendly medium Today, the Centers for Medicare & …
  • New Innovations in Technology Promote Patient Access

    New Innovations in Technology Promote Patient Access

    New Innovations in technology promote patient access and could make health data exchange a reality for millions. On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of …

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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.