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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

  • CDC Issues Health Alert Network Advisory on Flu

    CDC Issues Health Alert Network Advisory on Flu

    CDC Issues Health Alert Network Advisory on Flu On March 28, the CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) released Influenza Season Continues with an Increase in Influenza A(H3N2) Activity. The “Summary” section and the beginning of the “Recommendations” section are reprinted below. Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this health advisory…
  • No-Fault Treatment for Alcohol

    No-Fault Treatment for Alcohol

    Treating Alcoholism with a No-Fault Atmosphere Ask anyone if they have ever cut their finger and most will say yes. It can happen to anyone, although the odds go up when people are not paying attention. No one wants or expects to cut their finger. It’s a no-fault wound. Kind of like alcoholism. Alcoholism is…
  • Alcohol and Aging

    Alcohol and Aging

    Alcohol and Aging No matter what your age, anyone can have a problem with drinking alcohol. Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that your medical provider can screen for, and diagnose when drinking has the potential to become problematic. In America, there are more than 17 million people that have been diagnosed with an…
  • One Alabama Physician’s Quality Payment Program Journey from Penalties to a More Productive Path

    One Alabama Physician’s Quality Payment Program Journey from Penalties to a More Productive Path

    One Alabama Physician’s Quality Payment Program Journey from Penalties to a More Productive Path Dr. Adetokunbo Ladipo, an internist, is the sole medical doctor and owner of LHM Clinic PC in Anniston, Alabama. Not only does she practice medicine, but she also fulfills administrative obligations – spending countless hours treating patients and maintaining her practice.…
  • From the Center of My Care Team

    From the Center of My Care Team

    From the Center of My Care Team by Janet Pollock, Kentucky In 2002, I began an exciting career journey with the Kentucky Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). During my early days with the QIO, my focus was outreach – teaching Medicare beneficiaries about their benefits, when and how to file a complaint, and what to expect…



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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.