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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.

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  • New Resource for Preventing Harm in Nursing Homes

    New Resource for Preventing Harm in Nursing Homes

    New Resource for Preventing Harm in Nursing Homes One-third of nursing home residents experience an adverse or temporary harm event, and the majority of those are preventable. To raise awareness of nursing home safety and support safer care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN-NCC)…
  • Vaccinations Protect Residents and Staff, also Affect Nursing Home Composite Scores

    Vaccinations Protect Residents and Staff, also Affect Nursing Home Composite Scores

      Vaccinations Protect Residents and Staff, also Affect Nursing Home Composite Scores Influenza Vaccinations Around 3,500 people die of the flu each year across the nation. An institutional Influenza A outbreak can result in up to 60 percent of the population becoming ill, with 25 percent of those affected developing complications severe enough to result…
  • Pain Management for Nursing Home Residents

    Pain Management for Nursing Home Residents

      Pain Management for Nursing Home Residents A high percentage of nursing home residents experience pain that impairs mobility, diminishes quality of life and often goes unrecognized and untreated by healthcare providers. Pain is not a part of normal aging and unrelieved pain can have enormous physiological and psychological effects on residents. Pain management is a…
  • QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes

    QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes

      QIOs in Action: How One QIN-QIO Reduced Opioid Use in Nursing Homes This story originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of QIO News. An analysis of Medicare Part D data by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General revealed that more than 460,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries received high amounts of opioids in…
  • It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

    It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine

      It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate: Get Your Flu Vaccine This December, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season.…



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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.