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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

  • Spreading Success: Relationships Prove Key to Low Antipsychotic Rate for Wisconsin Nursing Home

    Spreading Success: Relationships Prove Key to Low Antipsychotic Rate for Wisconsin Nursing Home

    Spreading Success: Relationships Prove Key to Low Antipsychotic Rate for Wisconsin Nursing Home Tucked along the northern border of Wisconsin is a small town of less than 2,000 residents. Within this community, named Niagara, lies Maryhill Manor, a 75-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) which quietly holds one of the best antipsychotic rates in the state… Read More »
  • Campaign Launched to Increase Advance Directives in Tennessee

    Campaign Launched to Increase Advance Directives in Tennessee

    Honoring Choices Tennessee has launched the AdvanceDirectivesTN initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans who have an advance directive for healthcare. Read More »
  • Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

    Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

    In November of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized new reporting regulations for participating long-term care facilities. Read More »
  • Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care

    Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care

    Importance of Screening for Alcohol Misuse in Primary Care There’s never a stupid question. That’s what we’re told at least, but when it comes to asking those hard questions about a patient’s private life, clinicians tend to only check the box when inquiring about a patient’s alcohol consumption. There isn’t much probing done to determine… Read More »
  • We Ask Everyone

    We Ask Everyone

    We Ask Everyone: How to Properly Screen Patients for Alcohol Misuse Many people drink alcohol as a way to wind down from the day and relax or they may indulge in drinks with family and friends in social situations. While alcohol consumption may not be viewed as dangerous or a high priority, it is important… 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.