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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: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care

    Spreading Success: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care

    Spreading Success: Intervening on Antipsychotics to Improve Dementia Care Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly overprescribed for dementia patients in nursing homes. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General, 14 percent of older Americans living in nursing homes take at least one antipsychotic prescription. Moreover, 83 percent of Medicare… Read More »
  • Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes while Lowering Costs and Generating Revenue

    Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes while Lowering Costs and Generating Revenue

    Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes while Lowering Costs and Generating Revenue You can generate revenue by sponsoring your own quality diabetes self-management training (DSMT) program. The CMS Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program has contracted reimbursement expert, Mary Ann Hodorowicz, to offer individualized technical assistance to health agencies at no cost. Mary Ann can help your practice successfully operationalize… Read More »
  • New Opportunity to Improve Pulmonary and Cardiac Care

    New Opportunity to Improve Pulmonary and Cardiac Care

    New Opportunity to Improve Pulmonary and Cardiac Care The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and Group Practice Forum have launched a new PDSA-based quality improvement initiative focused on improving pulmonary and cardiac care. The opportunity will be made available to the first three groups expressing interest. The program is available at no cost, aligns with the… Read More »
  • QPP Updates July 2017

    QPP Updates July 2017

    QPP Updates July 2017 Upcoming Webinars Quality Payment Program (QPP) NPRM CY 2018 Webinar July 13, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Quality Payment Program 101: An Overview July 19, 2017 12:00pm – 1:00pm CT Get to Know Your Registry CMS recently provided a  list of qualified registries eligible clinicians can use to report 2017 MIPS data. Clinicians… Read More »
  • How Proper Foot Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve Quality of Life

    How Proper Foot Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve Quality of Life

    How Proper Foot Care Can Help Prevent Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations and Improve Quality of Life   In April, new Medicare claims data analyzed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) showed that non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEA) have been gradually increasing since 2009. LEAs… Read More »



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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.