CMS Modifies Current Project Portfolio and Awards Two New Special Projects
Seattle, WA – Qualis Health has won two Special Innovation Project contracts awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand its work as the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Idaho and Washington State. At the same time, CMS has modified Qualis Health’s QIN-QIO contracts to add new focus areas and align efforts with newly-awarded Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) contracts.
The Special Innovation Projects are:
“Our expanding portfolio of initiatives reflects our commitment to achieving a healthcare system that delivers better care, spends dollars in a smarter way and improves overall community health,” says Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, Qualis Health President & CEO.
CMS has also modified Qualis Health’s 2014–2019 QIN-QIO contracts to address recent program changes. As the QIN-QIO, Qualis Health brings Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and communities together to increase patient safety, make communities healthier, and better coordinate post-hospital care. In addition, Qualis Health is providing assistance to practices to improve clinical quality and support the transition to quality-based payment programs. Program changes at Qualis Health include:
For more information about Qualis Health’s complete portfolio of QIN-QIO initiatives, visit medicare.qualishealth.org.
This material was prepared by Qualis Health, the Medicare Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Idaho and Washington, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. ID/WA-A1-QH-2590-10-16
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