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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

  • CMS Web Interface Reminders Coming Soon: Can You Dismiss Them?

    CMS Web Interface Reminders Coming Soon: Can You Dismiss Them?

      CMS Web Interface Reminders Coming Soon: Can You Dismiss Them? Reminders will be sent this month to register for the CMS Web Interface by June 30,2018. Please note: If you have fewer than 25 clinicians in your group, then you can dismiss reminders for the CMS Web Interface. If you have more than 25…
  • Assisting Primary Care Practices with Implementation of Depression and Alcohol Screenings

    Assisting Primary Care Practices with Implementation of Depression and Alcohol Screenings

      Assisting Primary Care Practices with Implementation of Depression and Alcohol Screenings By Archie Hamilton, Qsource Behavioral Health Manager Depression and alcohol use disorders are common behavioral health conditions in adults, yet they are often under-identified in primary care settings. Challenges in effective care coordination for these and other behavioral health conditions contribute to high…
  • Group Participation in MIPS Explained

    Group Participation in MIPS Explained

      Group Participation in MIPS Explained by Christa Thompson, CPEHR, Qsource Practice Facilitator In 2018 even if only one clinician is MIPS eligible, the entire group could still reap the benefit of an increase in reimbursement in 2020.  The Virtual Group option will allow clinicians to band together providing administrative relief. Because there is some…
  • MIPS Preliminary Performance Feedback Data Is Available

    MIPS Preliminary Performance Feedback Data Is Available

      MIPS Preliminary Performance Feedback Data Is Available CMS would like to remind you that if you submitted 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through the Quality Payment Program website, you can review your preliminary performance feedback. This is not your MIPS final score or feedback.  Your final score and feedback will be available in July…
  • Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal

    Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal

      Quality Payment Program Exceeds Year 1 Participation Goal I’m pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participated in the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) – exceeding our goal of 90 percent participation. Remarkably, the submission rates for Accountable Care Organizations and…



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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.