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Medicare


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awards Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contracts in every state and territory. Qualis Health is the Medicare QIO for Idaho and Washington.

People covered under Medicare have a right to quality healthcare. CMS protects Medicare beneficiaries through the work of Medicare QIOs, which work directly with healthcare providers to improve care.

In addition, QIOs help Medicare beneficiaries with concerns about medical quality or healthcare services they believe are being discontinued too soon.

If you’re covered under Medicare, not only are you entitled to quality healthcare, you’re guaranteed access to easy-to-understand information about:

  • Filing a complaint about the quality of past or present healthcare
  • Appealing a decision to send you home from a hospital when you feel it’s too soon
  • Appealing a decision to end a course of treatment, like rehabilitation, home health or hospice care, when you feel you still need the treatment


For more information about Qualis Health’s Medicare activities in Idaho and Washington, please visit www.qualishealthmedicare.org.

Contact Us

Qualis Health
PO Box 33400
Seattle, WA 98133
(800) 949-7536